Ahoy baby! 

A friend of mine recently welcomed a little baby nephew. This weekend I got to meet the little guy and decided to paint something for him. His room theme is ocean so I figured an anchor was fitting (they also happen to be one of my favourite things to draw). I wanted to share with you a bit of the process.

The first thing I did was find a picture of an anchor on google that I liked using my iPad. Once I found one I quickly traced it out. Then I take the time to fix it up until I like the over all shape. 

Then with my iPad I use a light box app to trace the anchor using my brush pen markers. 

Once that was done I used my aquash water pen to fill in the banner where i would be putting his name. 

Once the water colour was dry I picked a font for his name and wrote it in with a brush pen. 

Eh voila! A little anchor for a little man.  

  

 

Mid-August Instagram Round Up

Sorry I’ve been a bit MIA (what’s new, thanks for sticking around). I have a few post on the way, one is a video post I’m having trouble loading so stay tuned for that. And one I will post tomorrow! 

So to keep you all entertained in the mean time I thought I would do another Instagram round up!

  
In the words of Drake “started from the bottom now we’re here!” 

Bottom row (left to right) 

Counting days till trailer views| vegan zucchini chocolate shake at the farmers market|wicked stormy nights 

Second row from the bottom 

A for Australia and Ashley (gift for a friend) | ladies night belini | oat and mill toast and jam (and wow butter) ice cream 

Third row 

Me and Other enjoying vacation | camp fires | trailer bound 

Top row 

Modern Renaissance Beauty| it’s here!| boat times 

It starts with a capital and ends with a period.

Calligraphy, word art, pressing brush to paper and creating a beautiful piece of art. Something I have always loved, something I have always been told I was good at but something I always wanted to be better at. If you read the blog fairly consistently you know that I started my calligraphy journey a few months ago and I like to think that I have come a long way. I spend a lot of my free time watching youtube and instagram videos about techniques. and I wanted to share some of my work with you.

I have also decided to start a small business, nothing big or profitable but something I enjoy doing and something I want to share with people.

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If you are interested in purchasing any work please visit Love & Letters on Facebook. 

My Calligraphy Journey

I have always been a fan of word art and cursive writing and ever since I started drawing again I’ve been super intrigued buy the thought of trying calligraphy. So when my friend asked me to do some calligrafy for her wedding I jumped at the chance. However it has been a journey. And I’m still not a pro and I’m still trying to refine my style. I really like the whispy curly style but I’m having a hard time mastering it.  

 
  
I started out just using fine tip pens but soon invested in some calligraphy pens. 

They take some getting use to because you have to hold them at a certain angle. I find if you start at the bottom of your letter it deposits more ink and looks a bit nicer. 

I started following #letterarchive on Instagram and it inspired me to do my own letter archive and focus on one letter a day. 

Today starts the beginning of my journey, stay tuned for my calligrafy alphabet that is soon to come.  

 

Letting the creative juices flow 

Hey followers! So for the past month or so the students at my job have been requesting drawings for me to do. They discovered that I’m pretty good at it and now I can’t even get in the door with out someone asking me to draw something for them. As much fun as this is I wanted to draw something I wanted for a change so I went to my local craft store and got some pencils and a sketch book. 

Here’s my first drawing I completed and there will be more to come I’m sure. 

  
I forgot how enjoyable and relaxing it is to draw and (not to toot my horn) but how good I am at it! 

I really want to draw an animal skull and Other has requested a wolf with red eyes.