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Fall Lettering #31

Thinking about the little kids who anticipate the evening and with such smiles prepare to say trick or treat or just be their super hero for the day…


I doodled it in a bit of a hurry as I didn’t want to forget the idea. I used to love creating costumes from stuff around the house…we should never stop playing.

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Fall Hand Lettering #30

This goes with play…you can’t play unless you have cool tools to play with.

Get out there and what ever you think you should use…USE IT.


I forgot I had these.


love the finger painting.  I recently tried adding salt and bleach to my watercolor for some cool texture…it was great working with something new and waiting to see what would happen.

Watercolors, 16 Assorted Colors Crayola® 53-0160 CYO530160 530160 ...

Love working with crayola paint…and I did work with the markers but I just have a hard time doing what I want with them. I will give it one last try before I decide to part ways. These paints aren’t as easy to blend or pigmented as cottman and the Academy magenta I have but they allow me to play and save me the worry of wasting a $50 set.

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Fall Hand lettering #29


You will have these overnight success moments. You really will. When you practice and practice all of a sudden you will see progress. Yes I posted this project because I am so proud of it.

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Fall Lettering #28

Get creative and find new ways to learn.

I created this for a watercolor class.  Here’s a link to my full project and the class. Part of being a good hand letterer is understanding what you are going to and how you are going to say it. Color is a huge part of this. I practiced some great exercises in precision. This is a new and fun way to change it up and learn!

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Fall Lettering #27

As I complete this challenge I want to share a few more projects but reflect on a wonderful 30 days.

The first most important lesson of all is to play! Yes that is it! I remember drawing as a kid and I didn’t care what I drew or how it came out. I just drew and was proud of it. When I started or when I do cards I always get nervous because my expectations are high. You know what I that’s not when I create my bet work. My best work happens when I am just drawing…makes sense.

When I created this hand lettered piece it was all about me and having fun expressing my idea…
but when I painted it oh my I used the wrong brush and it just came out terrible. I put pressure on myself and was looking for approval and perhaps validation as an artist. I am sharing this because who cares I have learned a valuable lesson about why I draw. Its not about validation or making money. Yes I do want to make a living at this but its not my drive.
more lessons to follow

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Fall Hand dLettering #26



Yeah the quality of pictures isn’t good but its good enough to share my ideas. I had fun and am beginning to uncover the hidden talent just dying to be heard to imagine, dream and play…that is what I feel when I am creating and why not share this with others. This is my mission and I will achieve it. I have grown much more and and excited for all the other ideas I have yet to uncover.  Thank you for all of the likes and new subscribers. I appreciate it. I do this because it remove my comfort zone in a sense. In the last week of this challenge I will focus on lessons learned and a few more good projects.

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Fall Hand Lettering #25 Part 2


I usually do a series of sketches but for some reason this idea just popped in my head and I am not sure where it came from but I love it. The idea is this pop-up theater where guests can read fun Halloween and fall themed books.  This is the front part of the invite and the back part would have all of the festive information and party details.



I want to emphasize these words and  I can redraw these words on a much larger scale for sinage. -specifically the play, eat and smile