Hey everyone. On instagram, for February, I’ve started fill in lettering prompts for you to letter and fill in whatever answer you like! (if you haven’t seen it, it’s at the end of the post). So, anyways, I thought I’d write a little bit about my thoughts and process for every prompt I do, here as well! So here goes-
The first prompt for Feb is I LOVE ________
I decided to write ‘I love lettering’ just because, I do. I’m holding a lettering challenge, after all. Midway while writing it, there was quite a bit of the page left ( yes, because I am spontaneous and never plan layouts- need to work on that!) so I just wrote some other words on a whim. It turned out okay. In fact, I was going to write: ..it evokes the writer and artist in me, but I guess I got distracted and I wrote..in the process instead. It didn’t sound right: I love lettering, because it evokes the writer and artist in the process’- so I added ‘in me’ right under ‘writer and artist’. Whew! Saved. This always happens when I don’t plan beforehand what to write- especially with longer sentences.
Then of course, I added some flowers because why not? I’m kinda addicted to painting watercolor blooms because, not only do I practice, I actually feel that I’m getting the hang of it everytime I venture to draw blobby (but shapely) roses and miniscule leafy embellishments. So it motivates me to keep on painting them.
I tried a splatter effect ( I love splatters!) but this time, it didn’t work out the way it should. Maybe it was the way I was flicking the brush- ahh. Or maybe because I flicked ink instead of paint. It should still work, right? Still, I had fun.
And the first day is done! Sorry for posting it a day late, I finished it at night and thought I’d post it the next morning! If you’re participating, please attach your photo in the comments below and I’d love to hear what you felt while making your lettering/ art journal inspired prompt! On to the next one for today now!
Here’s the list of prompts! All you got to do is: follow me (@surelysimpleblog), write the prompts any way you like by filling in the blanks, and tag your work to #surelysimplelettering! There are some lovely entries there for this first prompt! Go check them out- and better, join in the fun! -Aaria xo