Posts Tagged ‘calligraphy’
Sunday, November 22nd, 2015
The days keep flying by, especially this week! I was sick and sleepy and pathetic, so I chose a lot of easy words. I’m feeling better now, though, and hope to get caught up on my NaNoWriMo words tonight (I’m about half a day behind now, a 100-word day really eats your lead).
Enjoy 7 new words – which one are you going to keep in your lexicon?
Sunday, November 15th, 2015
How are we already halfway through November? NaNoWriMo is going pretty well despite the pollen, which seems determined to turn my brains to mush. I decided to confine these to the same paper and orientation, but otherwise allow myself to do whatever felt right for each day, whether that’s ink art or comic doodles or a UV-glowing ghost.
Which one’s your favorite new (or old) word?
28182 words and counting!
Sunday, November 8th, 2015
November is all about NaNoWriMo for me, with my goal this month to write 2000 words per day. I’m working on the third book in my Consulting Magic series, and at the same time I’ve set myself another challenge — drawing a word a day. I enjoyed Inktober so much I wanted to continue the daily art, so I thought the best way to warm up for writing was with more words! I’ll be rounding these up on Sundays, so enjoy them while they last.
14641 words down, many more to go!
Wednesday, August 26th, 2015
I’ve been doing some calligraphy sketches on Instagram lately, and I thought I’d share them here for those of you that aren’t there. Some are little modern-day blessings, some are practice for larger future pieces, and one is a contemplation of purpose. Enjoy!
Friday, February 6th, 2015
Another painting in my Aglow series, this one hearkening back to Carl Sagan again.
The space is black and blue and violet, lit with the big glow of some celestial body and scattered with the smaller glow of stars, or possibly stardust. The firefly-dots are in interference blue, so they catch the light to twinkle and shimmer.
There are hidden stars in the white, too, which shine only at the right angle.
We are all amazing.
We are all worthwhile.
We are all stardust.
Stardust, 8″x8″ pen & ink, watercolor, and interference watercolor on Fluid watercolor paper.
Above, you can see the quote and just a hint of the sneaky extra stars hanging out in the white paper. Below, the painting is in a frame, stars glowing in the sunlight.
Thursday, January 8th, 2015
“Better is Better,” is one of the philosophies that got me through 2014, as well as its corollary, “Enough is Enough.”
Any improvement, no matter how small, is still better. Even if it’s not perfect, it can be enough.
You are enough.
This globe-like circle is surrounded by those words, cradled in the idea of appreciating our own milestones and achievements. The colors show up best in the main scan, bright blues and subtle greens, earth and water indistinct and yet evoking the feeling of a living world.
Better is Better, 5″x5″ watercolor on watercolor paper.
Above, you can see the brush-drawn calligraphy and a bit of the lovely, watery world. Below, it’s tucked into a frame just the size for an everyday reminder.
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