I am taking the Index-Card-a-Day Challenge, making tiny art. For the month of June, I’m concentrating on scripture lettering.
I still haven’t gotten the hang of a brush pen. My upstrokes and downstrokes are indistinguishable, even though I’m trying to go up gently and down firmly. Here’s my effort for Day 22:
On Sunday I took a trip to JoAnn’s to buy a specific shade of green thread, and I happened to pass a rack of books on sale for 30% off, and several of them were about lettering and calligraphy. I flipped through them and selected Written By Hand by Erica Tighe, because it’s written for beginners, and she includes step by step instructions for four alphabets. Although she mentions the brush pen method referenced above, she dwells more on lettering that can be achieved with an ordinary pen. My lettering immediately improved. (I also bought the adorable mini-easel.)
Day 23. I really like how God’s will turned out:
Day 25. This is my favorite this week, because of the flowers:
Day 26. Unfortunately, I ruined it when I added the teardrops:
Day 28. I was going to embellish the letters, but it looks fine just the way it is:
It’s not too late to join in. ICAD runs through July 31. You don’t have to do what I’m doing–do whatever would be fun for you.