Friday, December 2, 2011

Fun With Letters And Watercolors! (And New Classes!)

As you know I have a bit of an addiction to online classes. The most recent one I am currently taking is letterLAB with Lori Vliegen. I have one thing to say about it (well actually I have lots to say but will keep it short and sweet for this post) FUN!!! I have long admired Lori's artwork through following her blog. Her lettering combined with amazing illustrations are inspiring. So when I found out she was offering a class I knew I wanted to join! I have been wanting to improve my lettering skills so I could feel more comfortable incorporating my own writing into my art. And I am loving learning from Lori!

The two pieces I am sharing today were both journal pages done in Lori's class. I used watercolor crayons and my pitt pen. I purchased a Strathmore spiral visual journal for mixed media and really love the paper. I am not big on art journaling but this class has sparked that in me.

This was my first time using watercolors in this manner and I have to say I am loving it! I like the sheerness of the colors and the ease with which they lay down on the paper. I really enjoyed using the watercolors for the landscape in the first image. I also felt very at home combining my own words with images. I think this may be a new avenue for me to explore!

I was so inspired in this class that I decided to take sign up for Sketchbook Delight with Alisa Burke. I have long admired her work as well and been wanting to take a class with her. I love to sketch so I thought it would be a good place to start. More on that class later!

I am sharing these pieces today over at Paint Party Friday this week.
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xo

22 comments:

  1. Wow fab! I really have trouble with lettering, even my handwriting changes from one end of a letter to another! I start out all neat then by the next page it leans one way, turn over it leans the other haha!

    have a great weekend xxx

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  2. Wonderful creations ~ Love them ~~ thanks, namaste, CArol (Share the Creative Journey) Happy PPF

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  3. your lettering is beautiful - something I'm not very good at. I love watercolour washes over ink and both these pieces are gorgeous.

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  4. I love my Pitt pens. Glad to see someone else using them.
    Happy PPF

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  5. Your lettering is beautiful and you've inspired me to check out the link. Maybe she'll have another class next year (which could be next month, really). ;)

    Your illustrations are beautiful as well, and what a way to journal. I've always wanted to do both and I will have to try it. Thanks for advising us of what pen you used. Any helpful tips are appreciated!

    Keep up the great work and Happy PPF to you!!

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  6. Great lettering makes a picture sometimes. You did a great job.

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  7. Beautiful page!! Your lettering looks just like hers - very nicely done.

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  8. these are fabulous...i am in love with that.house one...loves it!...xxx

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  9. fabulous lettering with your watercolor!!! have a good weekend!!

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  10. Love them!! I am terrible when it comes to lettering...something I really need to work on.

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  11. :) I love your lettering. I am trying to practice more as well.

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  12. I live for using watercolours ... the colours are just spectacular aren't they and just so immediate... love the lettering work... seriously good!

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  13. I really like this. Love the pen lines. Really cute and sweet!

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  14. So so clever! I love these! The lettering is exquisite!

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  15. Really love your first image and lettering especially. :)

    Will definitely have to look into Lori's blog and work!

    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  16. Very nice Cathy, love your creations. Your handwriting is really great, I need lessons in that. The washes are great. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  17. Lovely gentle work ... very soothing. Well Done!

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  18. oh what a great new piece and I love the watercolour with words....wonderful work....this piece is gorgeous!!!!

    wishing you a wonderful day!!!! and I hope you will pop in for Sweet Saturdays!!!

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  19. Great pieces!! I was thinking about taking Lori's class, too. There are many wonderful classes on the web lately, and it's difficult to choose!! :)

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  20. Wonderful works. Your joy shines in them. Happy PPF!

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  21. This is terrific! Love the sketch, and love the lettering too. I am definitely going to check out that class.

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  22. you have such a fun, fresh, sweet style, and your lovely journal pages show it off beautifully!! thank you SO much for the sweet words about the class and the linky love, cathy!! keep having fun with your cursive!! xoxox

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