I have been away from this blog for awhile and am finally back. My old laptop bit the dust, and I could not get a blogger app to work (wrote a whole post with thumb-typing, only to have it eaten! What happened to the old app that worked fine? No idea...). My internet and email access has been very limited for the last couple weeks or so. I am now back in business with a gently used refurbished laptop.
I have been immersing myself in Instagram lately and really enjoying the creative community I have found there. My brush lettering obsession still rages, so that is mainly what I am working on every day, little by little. In January I participated in an alphabet challenge, one letter per day.
One day I did this page after learning a new euphemism for cabin fever. It made me laugh so much and is just so accurate for how January felt...
And now for February, I am participating in a Scripture lettering challenge.
I have been wanting to do something with more words, but can't stomach most of the vapid, "power of positive thinking", motivational quotes ("You can do it" "You're awesome" "Think big" etc.) that I keep seeing others do. I can't help but feel that those trite sayings are deceptive and I want to say something true.
The theme of this scripture challenge is "love", of course, because it is February and Valentine's Day all anyone can ever think of celebrating in such a dismal month.
My lettering is far from perfect, and the mistakes glare at me from the photos, but I post them anyway and move on to the next one because it is all practice and all in fun.
But now that I have a working (and so much faster!) computer, I need to get back to business and what I was supposed to be doing. My mom's website is in dire need of an update, and now's the time to get to it. It's really not my favorite way to be creative because it's less "pretty stuff" and more staring in puzzlement at code I barely understand and solving problems with that code and it's a big stretch for my puny, non-techy brain. But I can sharpen up my skills a little this way... if I don't use it, I'll loose it. Still planning to keep up with my lettering practice every day, so more later...