Cursive writing – it was something we learnt in school from around grade 2, I think! It was the “expected” thing to know how to write with a cursive handwriting and join the alphabets to form neat legible words.
Calligraphy was the next step up. The art of using the flat tip markers/fountain pens to write headings that looked like gothic scriptures! I first saw calligraphy on a classmates year 9 summer project. Her mother had the most beautiful calligraphy skills and had hand scripted headings for each topic/section in the project. The teachers were in awe…. We students were in awe…. I was in love!
Fast forward nearly 20 years!!
I caught the hand lettering bug through Instagram late last year. That is why I commenced the @handletteredabcs challenge of practicing an alphabet each day at the start of the new year.
Sadly I only made it to the letter “J” – then life took over!
Recently I’ve realized that finding the perfect “free” time to practice hand-lettering while at home might be hard… But if I carry a notebook and pens or Tombow dual brush markers then I can practice anywhere!!
So here’s some things I doodled while at my desk –
(4) Amy Tangerine shared this quote on her IG feed and it was a perfect quote to inspire and change ones mindset. I didn’t know where Inwas going with it when I started…. After a few takes it dawned on me that hardwork could be that ladder one walks to get to our goal/success! So here was that doodle….
(5) Another inspiring quote I saw in my IG feed which I changed slightly (changed the end….from “improve the world” to “improve Oneself”)
(6) Then the Tombow Dual Brush pens came to my desk… I began writing the word ‘pray’ without knowing what was the quote going to be…. It was just a lucky experiment that I wanted to submit for @handletteredabcs challenge on ‘word mosaic’ – so totally unexpectedly I made is bouquet of flowers with the colored pens.