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Sketchbook Lettering

Hello all! Even though I haven’t been blogging, I have been doing lots and lots of things! My instagram, @abctypography, is the best way to stay up-to-date on my daily happenings. However, I wanted to share some fun lettering pieces that I’ve done in my sketchbook… I like the smaller size so that it’s easy… Continue reading Sketchbook Lettering

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May fruit and happy lettering calligraphy

Yet another month where I created daily practice for my brush calligraphy. This month I decided to change it up and include two words, one from my usual Brush Letter Practice Challenge by @randomolive, and one for the Happy Lettering Challenge on Instagram. I combined the two prompt words each day, and loved the result!… Continue reading May fruit and happy lettering calligraphy

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100-day project: A poem, one word a day…

I’m participating in the 100 day challenge again, run by the great Elle Luna. I decided to do a poem by hand-illustrating a word a day. I’m already over a third of the way through it, and it’s been a fun experience! A Poem, One Word at a Time Sing to It, by Amy Hempel…… Continue reading 100-day project: A poem, one word a day…

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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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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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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