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Artist Trading Cards: fall exchange complete, winter/spring exchange due March 15!

It’s that time again! Thanks to all who participated in the fall artist trading cards exchange! I had the most ever participants from across the US, Canada, and internationally. As the organizer, I usually try to get one of my cards into everyone’s envelope, so I make one card per participant–that means that I made… Continue reading Artist Trading Cards: fall exchange complete, winter/spring exchange due March 15!

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Brush letter practice challenge, November birds

Hello! Still plugging away here at learning brush lettering! The daily challenge on Instagram hosted by Random Olive (@randomolive) has been a great and easy way for me to improve and practice by brush lettering calligraphy skills. The theme for November was birds, so here are the fruits of my labor for the month: You… Continue reading Brush letter practice challenge, November birds

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Inktober 2016 drawing challenge spurred on some fun ideas

The month of October is 31 days, and for all 31 of them, an artist/designer named Jake Parker suggested an “Inktober” challenge–to draw an ink drawing each day or throughout the month of October and post them on Instagram. To date the hashtag #inktober has over 3 million posts! The rules were pretty loose, but… Continue reading Inktober 2016 drawing challenge spurred on some fun ideas

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September Apples Calligraphy

The month of September is over, and throughout it I participated in the Brush Letter Practice Challenge, put on by Random Olive and advertised through her blog and Instagram account. I’ve been participating in her challenge for quite a while now, which is creating one word a day using a brush pen or brush and… Continue reading September Apples Calligraphy

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Artist Trading Cards Summer Exchange complete, next one due Nov. 15!

Thank you to all who participated in the summer artist trading card exchange! At this time, all of the cards are in the mail, including those to Canada. This was a great exchange with many new participants, so it was great to see such a variety of cards, both in style and medium! I’ve posted… Continue reading Artist Trading Cards Summer Exchange complete, next one due Nov. 15!

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Learning brush script lettering, one day at a time…

Hello! If any of you follow me on Instagram, you might have seen that I am learning brush script lettering and posting a picture of some practice words daily. I’ve been participating in the brush letter practice challenge put on by Random Olive (http://www.randomolive.com/ or on Instagram @randomolive https://www.instagram.com/randomolive/). Each month she selects a theme,… Continue reading Learning brush script lettering, one day at a time…