It is Friday again…how did that happen so quickly?
I have been a bit behind on getting posts up this week, but I have a good excuse.
My oldest daughter and her boyfriend came home for a week to study. And study they did! They are finishing up their 3rd year of med school and have a big test today. Ed and I cooked and fed them all week long and made sure they didn’t have to do much except study. I joked that I haven’t had to run the dishwasher so much in years. :-)
It was fun having them home, but it did change my focus. I may not have posted this week, but I was very busy creating, assembling, and painting and have a very exciting DIY decor project for you on Monday. It is something I made using a big old mirror. It is coming out better than I expected.
Today I am super excited to share with you that I am in a book! Yep!
Do you remember when I posted about the book, Creative Lettering?
It was so popular that crafters wanted MORE and it is finally here… the fabulous follow-up to that bestselling book, featuring 15 entirely new contributors and one of them is me. :-)
Last year the author, Jenny Doh, emailed me and asked if I would like to be a featured artist in the book.
She especially wanted me to show how I do lettering on chalkboards.
I created everything she needed around the holidays and the book came out this month.
There are 15 artists featured. All provide tips on their favorite forms of hand lettering and tools, along with complete alphabets and how-to projects based on their signature styles.
With everything from posters and cards to signs, collages, and journals, this eye-catching collection will inspire readers as they create their own, personalized work.
So many styles, tips, and techniques to inspire you to create your own distinctive and creative lettering.
My favorite style tip is how to add white accents to lettering on brown kraft paper packages.
Love the tutorial on creating faux calligraphy…
You can buy the book on Amazon: More Creative Lettering
I have one copy to give away!