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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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Precious Gems for practice in February

The February Brush Letter Practice Challenge from @randomolive on Instagram was precious gems. There were a lot of challenging letter combinations on these names, and many I have never heard of. However, a great suite of practice words… See below for the results of my practice for the month! Practice makes perfect! I’m getting there.… Continue reading Precious Gems for practice in February

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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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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