Posts Tagged 'Creativity'



I’m trying to get back into doing Calligraphy more often. I used an old nib with a different ink and it blobs too easily. Ugh. Dr. Ph Martin’s Bleedproof white to the rescue! Also, messing around with watercolor.

Iris in watercolor

Iris

I’m also working more with my brush lettering.

Brush lettering

Brush Lettering

Calligraphy on a cup!

These photos show the steps I used to create this cup for my ‘secret pal’ in my Guild. I used Sharpie oil based pens in primary colors to stipple around the letters and inside the image of the pen. After it dried I carefully removed the paper and then baked the cup at 350 for 30-45 min.

For my niece’s wedding

BLOGThis is silver ink on a navy-blue envelope. I lettered it in a Spencerian ladies hand typestyle.

Sample of my lettering style ‘Kristen’

Sample of my lettering style 'Kristen'

This envelope was lettered in a navy blue ink for a recent calligraphy project that I did. I developed this style last year for my daughter’s wedding and named it after her.
I am available to letter the envelopes for your invitation. My pricing is very reasonable and the turn-around time is approximately two weeks, depending on the amount of envelopes you need lettered. Please contact me at jherr54@aol.com for more information.

Fish Aquarium Zentangle

FISH zentangle

In a break from Calligraphy, I am filling in page after page in my Zentangle book I received this past Christmas.  Everything but the two small squares on the right are my zentangles.  I just may add some Calligraphy to this…keep watching.

I wanted to create somthing for my new calligraphy pal for 2014. We just received the name of our person and she’d celebrated her birthday just a short time before. I thought it would be nice to create her name with different typestyles for each letter. Black and white was too boring so I added some color. When finished, I sprayed it with fixative since the color part was watercolor. To finish it off, I scored and folded it like an accordian so it could stand up and would be easier to mail!

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Birthday Card for my Daughter

Birthday Card for my Daughter

I have so much fun creating these cards that I came up with! My daughter lives far away and so I used a map of her new area and some fun and colorful typestyles from old magazines, etc. to create this card. The bottom strip of map on the front is from her former city of Chicago and the inside flap is from our home state. It’s a cool way to show the different locations of her life so far!

Birthday card for Brian

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I just had to make my son-in-law, work for his birthday message! I know he likes to do puzzles, so I cut up the card to make him figure it out! 🙂

Artwork for my daughter

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I wanted to send something to my daughter in Zambia that expressed many things about her life. I used scraps that I had from previous artwork and other sources to create this scene. The cloud with rain represents meteorology, her major in college. A daisy represents the sun. On the right is a tree for the ones in Zambia, where she was volunteering in the Peace Corps. Peace for her belief in Peace and Justice and Love for her relationship with her boyfriend Patrick, a native Zambian. The waves represent her being so far away across the ocean.

Birthday card for my niece

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A homemade card is expected now, a store bought one just won’t do.