There is this awesome online series of lettering classes taught by Joanne Sharpe. The best thing about them is she says “here is a lettering idea now go do your own thing.” Here are a couple of homework assignments-
For 2013, I chose the Simple for my one little word. The ink sketch was done before I chose the word, but it made perfect sense. It is also a little more ‘elegant’ than my usual Whimsyville-istic style, but I like it just the same. The “m” has extra bumps – a lot like life sometimes.
What’s your word for 2013 ?
Okay Color Lovelies (and anyone else that wants to play) Here is the Tut for my Whimiscal Color Garden, Dr Seuss meets Art Supplies….
The amazing Joanne Sharpe, coincidentally located in a suburb of Rochester right next to where I grew up, has this amazing, very doable online class. So we have had 11 lessons to date and here are some of my highlights: I had to skip lesson with the circle thing, it made me dizzy – aka I hate compasses …..
As a mostly visual artist, I am sometimes inspired by comedic words alone. Here are a couple of comments that made me want to get out the bright colors and get busy. They also made me think and if we have ever met in person, you know my brain is operating entirely in it’s own universe. (Unfortunately, the authors didn’t identify themselves – so if you know – please tell me ):
“as I lay in bed, looking at the stars, I wonder… where the heck is the ceiling?”
“If Barbie is so popular, why do you have to buy her friends?”
“The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don’t want, drink what you don’t like, and do what you’d rather not.” – Mark Twain (I really think if I was around when he was alive, we would have been close friends.)
have an awesome day. – Ann