Hand Lettering Class at Art Supply Depo

 

I added a new skill to my arsenal today! This is something that I have been wanting to learn, it sucks when you have an inspirational quote or word that you want to use on a project, and you realize it looks look crap in your own writing. I encourage you to try your hand at hand lettering, make that welcome sign, personalize a wood plank, charge people to personalize their stuff for them… I see business opportunities all over this skill! And OH my gosh it is so relaxing 😌 . They provided us with a Tombow marker and some super swanky Strathmore marker paper. AND they were ours to keep!! So thank you to my beautiful daughter for the gift of learning hand-letteringΒ πŸ’—.

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Always Learning 😊

So, as everyone knows I am “self taught” with this art stuff. I am actually YouTube, Skillshare, and good old fashion trial and error. There are things I never “knew” but just knew they didn’t work. I’ve been watching The Art Sherpa on YouTube and she always says if you are having a problem with a painting.. it is probably the tools or products you are using, not the fault of the artist! So today, as I was “working” (I definitely consider all of the research I do and videos I watch to be one of the work portions of this art journey), that 1) your acrylic paint won’t bind if there is too much water involved… now I knew this… and in my classes that I teach I say… “woah! You have way too much water”!! πŸ˜‚, and I know that if there is a spot on a painting that it seems the paint won’t stick… too much water has been used at some point in the painting. But NOW I know why… and I get to verbalize why at my next class 😊. 2) Acrylic brushes should be stiff so the paint can be pushed into to canvas. I have a few brushes that I always place at the tables for my painters… but I always suggest this one really stiff rounded flat brush.. “it’s my favorite”. That must be why.. trial and error must of taught me that the stiff brush gives good results! So, I am going to omit the other brushes. In fact.. after I post this I am going to go through all my Art & Sip brushes and discard the brushes that aren’t ideal. πŸ’—

Ooh ooh ooh I can’t wait until Friday’s class πŸ€— when I get to teach what I learned πŸ€—

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And as always here’s something for your eyes πŸ‘€.

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Creativity

When I started my YouTube channel it was basically to record the painting, or drawing process… why… I’m not really sure at this point. It seemed like the logical next step I guess. What I didn’t know is how much fun editing and producing a non artwork video would be. I made a lil 5 minute movie, which took probably 6 hours to complete ⭐️ It is stupidly funny…. if you have a weird sense of humor I guess. I’m so thankful I have so many creative outlets, what the heck was I doing before all this?

Here is my painting from today, I am in the process of uploading the video footage, which is going to take awhile, it is about 5 hours of footage… by the time I’m done with it, probably will compress it to 15 minutes πŸ’—

There is a link to my YouTube channel in the menu on my home page if you want to check it out πŸ’— πŸ’—

Have an awesome day πŸ’—