Truth is I'd rather just buy books about lettering arts. I have several favorites. Here are the ones I'm leafing through regularly.
Molly Thorpe's work.
I suggest you take a look at The Postman's Knock by Lindsey Bugbee, who's blog I follow religiously, & sign up to follow her if you are interested in doing lettering. This post by Lindsey goes into lots of detail on
Molly's book & work. A great video is included with a fun project.
Annie Cicale in the past & she will be joining the instructors at Paper & Book Intensive this next spring. I may take her class there depending on the content & competition with other classes. Just about every hand is represented with great instruction. Notice the large amount of sticky notes hanging off the edges. That's a sure sign of something I look back to often. My copy is signed. Smile!
Next up will be a few thoughts on practice, supplies, and fun additions to the lettering supply stash.
Monday, August 22, 2016
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
My version is the first one pictured above. I had the cute yellow jar that was the vase for birthday flowers from work this year. Yea, we each get a bouquet of flowers on our birthday from the 3 bosses. Rough huh?
So I marched to the hardware store, bought $2 worth of dowels, lopped them off with the pruning shears int he garage, used my pencil sharpener to make the ends pointy, wrapped a piece of rubber band around the end so the spools would stay on. Voila. Decorative, colorful, visible storage for lots of thread.
After that little adventure I tried my hand at "fabric slashing".
The link takes you to Fay Maxwell's video that I watched a couple times. There are great images of the results of this technique if you do a Google search.