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April Sea Creatures Brush Calligraphy

I’m still doing @randomolive’s Instagram Brush Letter Practice Challenge to keep up on my lettering skills–it’s a quick and easy way to practice. For the month of April, her theme was sea creatures, so I couldn’t resist adding little illustrated puns on all of them… for the entire month, each calligraphy word was paired with… Continue reading April Sea Creatures Brush Calligraphy

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Artist Trading Cards from March Exchange, next exchange due August 15!

Thanks to all who participated in the March 2017 artist trading card exchange–it was a great haul! Announcing the next exchange with a deadline of August 15, 2017, so get your creative juices flowing! Full details can be found here: https://jenniferhinesart.wordpress.com/artist-trading-cards/ And here are some pics from the last exchange to get your imagination going,… Continue reading Artist Trading Cards from March Exchange, next exchange due August 15!

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Don’t forget: Artist Trading Cards due in 2 weeks!

Just another friendly reminder to get your Artist Trading Cards in! Submissions are due by March 15 (although if you are running a few days late, please reach out to me, as I can still usually accommodate). Last exchange was the best ever, and I’ve already received lots of submissions already! Just as a teaser,… Continue reading Don’t forget: Artist Trading Cards due in 2 weeks!

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Celebrate Positivity with the January Brush Letter Practice Challenge

I’ve been participating in @randomolive’s Instagram brush letter practice challenge for many months now (maybe even a full year by now!). The theme for January was positivity, so all of the words that were picked were suitable for a new year of promise. Here are a few of my efforts: My Instagram followers really seemed… Continue reading Celebrate Positivity with the January Brush Letter Practice Challenge

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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