This month of February is a lettering month for me. I'm taking an online class, Letter Love 201 with Joanne Sharpe, and lovin' it! I decided to take the class to learn more about using markers and various pens. I've also heard her classes are good, and wanted the interaction of a group. Just a few days into it and I am not disappointed. It's great! I like how Joanne approaches teaching and sets up prompts, examples, and inspiration in her "assignments." Here is my version of one of the first lessons in the class:
I have also joined An A to Z of Me art journal challenge. With all I have going on this month, I can't do one more full-blown art journal, so I am adapting the A to Z one to what works for me (no surprise there), in a simple type of journal-on-the-go without wet media. I treated myself to a moleskine journal that has grid pages. I've always loved to draw on a grid. It goes back to my paste-up days as a graphic artist, just before the computer. That suggests my age, doesn't it? So I decided I would do the A to Z in my moleskine. What I am learning is that most of the markers bleed through the pages, among other things. On the first few pages I kept wrinkling the pages when I erased pencil lines, but I am determined to learn new things, and working through my mess-ups is part of process. One thing that is so fun: writing letters on the graph paper. Right now, the main thing for me with this project is that it doesn't fall into the "should" category, but stays fun and keeps me connected with the people participating in it. Below is "A" for Adventure, "C" for Creativity, "D" for Decisions. "B" is missing in this post because I was the guest artist for "B" and my "Believe" painted journal pages were in my last post. To have a "B" Believe page in my moleskine, I made a few copies of parts of the "Believe" pages from my other journal and pasted them into their own spread in this journal.