Sunday 9 December 2018

Hand Lettering - First Attempts!

Hello friends

First of all thank you for all the kind enquiries regarding Mum.
She has finished her course of treatment but
is a little under the weather.
I'm cooking a roast today to feed her up as she's lost a lot of
weight and really cannot afford to lose more.
She's been told to eat anything and everything - 
imagine that at this time of year! 

Earlier this week I mentioned I was starting something new -
brush/hand lettering.  
This is the book I purchased from Amazon basically because
 I liked the cover!  
I did also favour that it shows how to do the flowers and flourishes.

So here's my tiny bit of progress.
I posted the first picture on Instagram and one comment said
 I was very brave, I then thought 'oh no, it must be really bad!' 

I then switched to some lined paper and this helped for sure.
I found it hard to get that many swirly loops (technical term!) for the 'm'. 
Practice, practice, practice is definitely the key.

Right now I'm using one of the Sakura Micron pens.
It does feel nice but I'm investing in some Zig Brushable Pens,
good advice from a lovely lady at Spellbinders who also espied 
my efforts on Instagram!

So tiny steps with my new hobby but thought I would share.
I've had quite a few of you message me to say you are starting too.
We could have a a 'write-along'? 

Take care friends, it's weather for ducks out there at the 
moment so definitely time to stay indoors.

12 comments: said...

Morning Christine.
I am so glad to read your Mum is on the road to good health.
Christine, One of my wishes is to have nice handwriting,have fun practicing.
I also wish I could sing.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

CraftyCoffey said...

What a lovely treat for your Mum-nothing beats a Sunday roast. I hope she’s able to enjoy all the goodies that somehow end up in the cupboards in December!

You’re lettering looks great-have fun practicing.


hazel young said...

Glad you Mum is on the road to recovery. A good Sunday dinner is always helpful, it's like a cup of tea. Your lettering looks great, practice practice practice and you will soon be whizzing through it. Enjoy your day xx Hazel

margaret driscoll said...

Hello Christine
Sorry Mum is still poorly but fingers crossed for her recovery soon!
Feed her up today won't you!
Keep on with the writing, perseverance will bring its reward ( I hope so anyway).
The Scroll man from Spellbinders could help you, his work is outstanding!
Take care Christine have a lovely Sunday!
Love Marg

nattyboots said...

You are doing well Christine and practice makes perfect so they say .

Lots of love and hugs to your Mum ,have a great day .
Elaine H X

Ann said...

Hi Christine

Your doing really well with posh lettering just keep going practice practice practice

What a lovely idea making a roast dinner for Mum you are such a good Daughter

she will really enjoy that and of course a nice dessert I am sure

Luv n hugs to you all Annxxxxx

Jean Eve said...

So glad your mum is improving.Love your attempt at calligraphy, looks fascinating, might have a go. Enjoy your Sunday roast & more roast spuds for mum ! Lol. Cheers Jean xx

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Christine, Lovely news about your Mum, let us hope you can 'feed her up', imagine being told to eat anything and everything at Christmas, yummy !!
Your lettering is 'coming on' well done.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Lynda's craft's said...

Hi Christine well done your lettering is coming on really well.
Sorry your mum has been unwell but glad she's on the mend. Hope she enjoys all the yummy food over Christmas.
Hug's Lynda xx

Brenda said...

Hello Christine, Hope Mum will continue to improve, she is blessed having a loving and caring family around her, which is one of the best medicines she can have. Your letteri is great, I’m sure you will go from strength to strength. Well done for sticking with it. Love Brenda xxx

Littlelamb said...

Love what you have done Christine. Glad your mum is improving.

karenlotty said...

I am pleased that your mum is improving- plenty of mince pies seem to be the order of the day
Your handwriting is beautiful I’d be very interested in knowing what you think of the brush pens when they arrive

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