I’ve been busy drawing letters of the alphabet after joining the Instagram challenge from @handetteredABCs to write the entire alphabet a letter a day this February. (You can learn more about it at their website here, and jump into my Instagram account and click on any letter you see..)
I jumped in at H and am currently at O. It’s been a fun journey but I’m in such great company! I drool over the calligraphers who can create such beauties in literally a stroke of their pen. I wish I could do that. I can render lettering but I draw them. Like most art, it takes practice to improve one’s craft and inspiration hit me last night to start this new journal.
Just one sentence. Any other blurbs or write up will have to be elsewhere like here.
Strictly in pen. I have my art journal for the fancier stuff.
In a small enough size that I can lug it anywhere. I want to be able to carry it with me easily without lugging a tome. The page size is also key if I am to do a page without devoting a day to it. My art journal is always a work in progress because I do the page layouts and then decided on embellishments and then do the actual journaling. This one is much, much more abbreviated than that.
Should be a notebook I can tear pages off and later pull together into one journal. I must’ve rendered one line over 20x last night, tearing off the mistakes out. I will have to grab another one soon. I have these freebies I grabbed from a conference at work from a sponsor which was made of recycled paper. Perfect. No expense, and more importantly, the paper takes the ink from the pen with ease.
This is as much to practice my lettering as it is to memorialize words and thoughts that might mean something to me at any given point in time. Self explanatory.
I have been journaling since I was young, and I still have my handwritten journals which I began when I arrived in New York almost 18 years ago. I’m almost done with my first art journal in an altered book, and I’m beginning a new one. This is both simple and not simple, but it works the same way in giving me a channel of self expression.
In one sentence.