I really enjoy a good round-up. You know, those weekly or monthly lists that bloggers post, usually a random collection of stuff? I didn't realize it for a long time, and sort of thought of it as blog fodder - then, one day I went to a blog specifically hoping their weekly round-up was posted, and it clicked. My favorites are those that focus on a specific topic but still touch on current events, cool stuff they've found, etc. My very favorites include the weekly round-ups by The Bloggess, A Cup of Jo, and Nubby Twiglet. So, here is my take on it - mostly about watercolor, calligraphy, art, design, but probably a bunch of other things too. Let's call it The Letter List. I hope you bear with me and maybe even throw a few suggestions back my way?
The Digitizing Artwork & Calligraphy by The Postman's Knock - I've followed her Learn Calligraphy for a Latte worksheets, but this digital tutorial is AMAZING. I made the above featured image while following along with it. I'm only on Lesson 2! Not bad for a first try, right?
Mon Voir has her own font! It's lovely, too. I've admired her work for awhile (sadly, from across the country, so attending workshops is pretty much out of the question) and it's very cool to see her script font-style!
For you Ithaca, NY area locals - I took a calligraphy workshop at Mockingbird Paperie, a local stationary store. It's a lovely store, you should check it out if you haven't been there before! I didn't realize it was broad-edge calligraphy until the workshop started... which was good, because I learned something new, but not really up my alley. Are you into it? Strong feelings either way?
Have you been keeping up with the flower drawing challenge from The House that Lars Built? My favorite part is actually other people's contributions, like this one and this one. I mean, drawing on cookies? That's a whole new level.
Modern Calligraphy Summit has opened again, and nope, I definitely still can't afford it. It is on my long-term wish list, though. Have you done it before? Is it totally worth it?
For Mother's Day I was gifted two new books - The Badass Blog Planner and The Freelancer's Bible. I'm so excited to dive into them, and then practical-daily-life-stuff keeps getting in the way. Ugh. I bet they will be good, though!
It's "water brush week" on Calligrabasics, though Sunday - I have some and haven't heavily used them, and always wondered if people dipped them in paint more, or filled the brush itself with paint (and how do all of the colors not just mix together in there?) and so I'm enjoying gaining more insight!
I started a YouTube Channel! Sharing videos on Instagram is fun, and I needed a better landing place for them after that. I hope you come visit!
The Letter Archive is dedicating June to numbers & symbols, which is totally my jam! I'm picturing all of these awesome ampersands!
I just ordered a few tube watercolor paints after only using pan for years and years... wish me luck! I started with Winsor & Newton Professional in Opera Rose, Lemon, and Cobalt Turquoise Light to start. Any suggestions on what to pick up next?
I just re-painted our bedroom and used 'SnotTape instead of regular painters tape, since we are dealing with wood paneling and older trim. Guys, it was awesome. I'll share more soon, after I get some new trim up, get it painted, and take pictures!
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