Have you experienced the surreal feeling when time goes by so fast that you're aware of moving moment to moment, but allofasudden it's the middle of the month? That's what the past two weeks have felt like to me! I've been to the east coast of Canada, attended two weddings, started practicing Italian script (the writing, not the language ha!), and worked in between it all while battling a cold. And time has flowwnn. Now that I've taken some time to stop and reflect on the past two weeks, there's so much to share! I was so excited to contribute some calligraphy and design to both weddings, and so happy to see the work live and in person! I posted some pictures to my facebook page, if you want to take a look.
As a practice, I'm trying to take note of inspiring sights around me and document it when I can. Although I feel I only scratched the surface of possibilities, I ended up taking a bunch of pictures of the breathtaking scenery in and around St. John's. We had gone on a hike and I couldn't get over the picturesque views (and the wild blueberries everywhere!) I had to zero in on the leaves - so many varieties and so beautiful!
I mentioned earlier in my post that I've challenged myself to studying the art of the Italian hand. I took a class earlier this year at the IAMPETH convention with Heather Held, and was immediately fascinated by this playful and beautiful script. So I'm going to work on this script every day for the next 6 weeks - it will be fun to document and see my progress!
Here's a video I did of myself writing out my company name in the Italian hand (a faster version can be found at my instagram account) This video is done three times the original speed, but is still about a minute long :)
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I wrote this out with a Gillott 404 nib and Walnut ink on Rhodia blank paper. The Italian hand feels a lot like drawing, because the 'blobs' are sometimes added at the end, kind of like adding some shading or touching up a sketch. :) Ah, I'm loving writing in this style!
I'm looking forward to more indoor time and continue to create my cards and art prints. I hope the rest of this month goes by a LITTLE slower. :)
Have a happy Monday and great week ahead!