Holidays

Best Holiday Ever

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Yes! The day we’ve all been waiting for! This may even trump Christmas. Ha!

Not sure who implemented this holiday or when but that person needs his or her own holiday. And, too bad I didn’t know about this day until recently; I could’ve prepared better.

Wouldn’t it be fun to have just one day a year in which we could actually eat whatever we wanted WITHOUT consequence?! Oh wait, that reminds me, didn’t a movie come out recently kind of along these lines…a day in which there were no consequences? I don’t think it was a movie about food without consequences but it should’ve been. 😉

Nonetheless, what would you enjoy eating to your hearts content if you knew there’d be zero repercussions? Me…lots of sushi and pastries…maybe even some Pepsi. 😜

Happy Eat-What-You-Want Day! 🥓🥞🍔🍟🍕🌮🍱🍦🍩🍪

Procreate App

New Procreate Trick

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I learned a new trick with the Procreate App this week thanks to a great YouTube tutorial I found. Here’s the video in case anyone is interested, and to give credit where credit is due:

 

I’m very excited about utilizing this new maneuver of incorporating a texture “into” my lettering. I’ve been trying to figure this out for awhile but I never could get it just right. Well, thanks to Teela Cunningham at https://every-tuesday.com/ I can now do it quite efficiently. Thanks so much, Teela! I’m looking forward to playing around with the endless texture possibilities!

Holidays · Uncategorized

Thank You, Teachers! 🍎

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Happy National Teacher Appreciation Day!

This commemoration was first implemented in 1953 by Eleanor Roosevelt in order to honor those who dedicate their lives to instructing countless individuals both young and old. 
Hats off to all of you who influence for good! 👏🏼
Holidays

Happy Cinco de Mayo 🇲🇽

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Just a little bit about me today.  As you can tell, I mostly love food. 🌮😬

¡Olé!

 

FAQ · Misc.

What I Do

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Firstly, let me say thank you to all of you who have been so encouraging to me since I went public with my little blog. Your sweet comments and likes really enliven my zeal to keep on creating. So, thank you!

Second, since going public with my little blog I’ve received a few questions. Two of the main inquires have been the following: Number one, what is it that you actually do? And number two, how in the world do you actually do it? So, with this post I’d like to answer these questions briefly.

What I do is generally known as hand lettering. Simply, it is the art of lettering/drawing letters. Strictly, it is not calligraphy nor is it typography. Nor is it anything new. Before the digital age and before modern sign production, everything from storefront signs to billboards to grocery store posters was hand lettered and, in my opinion, each was its own amazing work of art. Now, fast forward to the present and that type of art is making a comeback…..which is a very exciting thing for someone like me who has always loved “playing” with her letters.

It was a couple of years ago (I think) when I first started transitioning out of my rubber-stamping hobby to my current one, and I haven’t looked back. I began lettering diligently with various pens and papers, even trying my hand at calligraphy via nib and ink. I loved doing that and I learned a lot. Then one day I came across a video of someone lettering on an iPad. I couldn’t believe it! Digital/electronic hand lettering! It looked beautiful and magical and I wanted in, so off to the Apple Store I went (because there they’ll let you play with their products before you make your million dollar purchase). 😉

Long story short, and a few dollars later, these days I almost exclusively letter on my 12.9″ iPad Pro using an Apple Pencil and an app called Procreate. I NEVER use fonts or clip art. Everything I create is of my own accord. It is always lettered or drawn by my hand. And that is the short version of what I do and how I do it. 😁

Thanks again for your encouragement and questions!