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April 21, 2015

Isn’t it wonderful how popular hand-lettering art is right now? I looking at it and reading all the inspiring and sweet quotes. I was asked to participate in @young_and_twenty’s IG project – she writes her own quotes and then has artists illustrate them. I choose her quote:

“How good it is to see the sky, when once all I saw was the sea.” @young_and_twenty

How good it is to see the sky when once all I saw was the sea. #handlettering #art #quotes

I looked at other examples of lettering too much before starting though and was frustrated because clean lines and perfect letterforms are just NOT for me. Once I loosened up and realized that it could still be done in my style I had some fun with it!

I love you more than all the planets smashed together. #handlettering #art #quotes

“I love you more than all the planets smashed together.” My daughter, almost 4

These are different than my usual work because you have to plan things out, like actual sketches which I try to avoid! So I planned and sketched and measured words… I also watched a few how-to videos by MadebyMarzipan on youtube which I definitely recommend.

In life, if you don't risk anything , you risk everything. #handlettering #art #quotes

In life, if you don’t risk anything, you risk everything.” Rebecca Tillett

Thanks to Rebecca I have a handful of quotes I’d like to draw soon so look out for more! xo