Sunday, January 26, 2020

Jan/20- Lily Of The Valley - Sweetest of The Flowers

http://www.yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2020/Jan20_LilyOfTheValley_SweetestOfTheFlowers.html
And another watercolor flower this time a Lily Of The Valley. Actually the flower wasn't painted Big Grin... except the leaves. The background is Color Burst. And a bit more of my calligraphy.

The quote is written in rather smaller lettering than I normally use.

Quote: Sweetest of the flowers blooming in the fragrant vernal days is the Lily of the Valley with its soft, retiring ways. Paul Laurence Dunbar

Click on image to see all the details and descriptions etc. Enjoy

Friday, January 24, 2020

Wk 4 - Buzz Words - Sheesh

http://www.yogiemp.com/Calligraphy/Artwork/ScribbledLives2020/ScribbledLives_Jan2020.html
I love Tamer G Ghoneim's Blackletter calligraphy and design style... so I thought I'd try to mimic it a bit. I really like the way it turned out.

I'm using 3 sizes of Parallel pens either with Sumi ink or FW acrylic ink; doodling; Gansai Tambi light gold circles on 110# Staples cardstock.

Click on artwork to see all the details and descriptions etc. Enjoy


Thursday, January 23, 2020

Jan/20 - Watercolor Lt Pink Peony - And The Wind

http://www.yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2020/Jan20_WatercolorLtPinkPeony_AndTheWind.html
And a 3rd watercolor flower - a peony. I think I like this one the best so far... I outline the flower using FW acrylic white ink. And I'm doing more of the pointed pen lettering.

Click on any card image to see all the details and descriptions etc. Enjoy


Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Jan/20 - Watercolor Iris - In The Language

http://www.yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2020/Jan20_WatercolorIris_InTheLanguage.html
And continuing on with my watercolor flowers here is some Irises. And some monoline text.

Click on any image to see all the details and descriptions etc. Enjoy


Sunday, January 19, 2020

Jan/20 - Watercolor Yellow Rose - What's In A Rose


http://www.yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2020/Jan20_WatercolorYellowRose_What'sInARose.html
As mentioned before I wanted to do more water coloring this year and decided to do a bunch of flower images... For this one I'm using a Kit & Clowder free rose image that I altered slightly

And since I'm taking a pointed pen class taught by Kerri Forster this month thought I'd use that type of lettering...


Click on any image to see all the details and descriptions etc. Enjoy

and here's a pic of how I store my Daniel Smith watercolors. I've got more than 100 of them and needless to say normal palettes won't hold all my colors - so have improvised... I'm waiting on delivery for another set of 2 palettes coming in a week or so so I can put the rest of my paints in them. They've got a magnetic strip under them to hold them in the palette. Works really well for me.

http://www.yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2020/Jan20_WatercolorYellowRose_What'sInARose.html

Friday, January 17, 2020

wk 3 - Numbers - Plato

http://www.yogiemp.com/Calligraphy/Artwork/ScribbledLives2020/ScribbledLives_Jan2020.html


Numbers substituted for letters and still our minds can read it... Each layer is the same quote.

I scanned the original piece just in case I didn't like what I did next...  and then added the coloring and shadows which I am very happy with.

Click on image to see all the details and descriptions etc. Enjoy

http://www.yogiemp.com/Calligraphy/Artwork/ScribbledLives2020/ScribbledLives_Jan2020.html

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Jan/20 - Side Fold - Starry Night - If I Had A Star

http://www.yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2020/Jan20_SideFold_NightSky_IfIHadAStar.htmlMy 1st card of 2020... I have been inspired by a water colorist on Instagram "Snowsart" who does a bunch of this type of painting. I've been meaning to do one for several months now and finally got around to it... Then I added some of my modern pointed pen lettering with Bister "blue" ink. 

I'm taking a calligraphy class every Wednesday evening in January with Kerri Forster - Pointed Pen, so need to practice BIG GRIN.

Click on image to see all the details and descriptions etc. Enjoy

Monday, January 13, 2020

wk 2 - Rivalry #2 - I'm A Peaceful

http://www.yogiemp.com/Calligraphy/Artwork/ScribbledLives2020/ScribbledLives_Jan2020.html


The words are just something that came to me and I had to put them down... 

http://www.yogiemp.com/Calligraphy/Artwork/ScribbledLives2020/ScribbledLives_Jan2020.html
I used Ken Oliver "Catherine Pooler" color Burst Carnival set, dropping some powder (Samba, Suede Shoes & Mardis Gras) onto my palette and misting with water, then pressing a 3/4" sq piece of eraser and stamping the letter squares onto Strathmore "Bristol" smooth cardstock. For the top one I used a Zig bullet tip black marker and for the bottom one I used a Sakura gold gel pen.

Doodling done with the Samba and a pointed pen and FW acrylic white ink. The rest of the quote done with the inks on my palette.

For the one below I used the Samba with my pointed nib pen.



Click on either image to go to my web page. Enjoy

http://www.yogiemp.com/Calligraphy/Artwork/ScribbledLives2020/ScribbledLives_Jan2020.html

Saturday, January 11, 2020

wk 2 - Rivalry - K Gibran 1 & 2

http://www.yogiemp.com/Calligraphy/Artwork/ScribbledLives2020/ScribbledLives_Jan2020.html 
2nd week of the Scribbled Lives 2020 and another of choices... with or without the red band??

I used my new Dreaming Dogs "Aldus" ruling pen and various FW acrylic inks. Click on either piece to see more details etc. Enjoy

Personally I like the one with the red band. I think it has more of a contrast and tension.
http://www.yogiemp.com/Calligraphy/Artwork/ScribbledLives2020/ScribbledLives_Jan2020.html



Saturday, January 4, 2020

wk 1 - Kindness #2 - Dala Lama

http://www.yogiemp.com/Calligraphy/Artwork/ScribbledLives2020/ScribbledLives_Jan2020.html
I was bored and not in the mood to read my romance novel so... 

I used a 3.8 Parallel pen & Sumi ink for quote on BK Velin paper in a funky Neuland style. Gold gel pen dots on the word separators. Neuland lettered words done with 6.0 Parallel pen and water with Twinkles H2º dropped in. Graphite pencil and paper stump shadowing..

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Wk 1 - Kindness - Challenge

http://www.yogiemp.com/Calligraphy/Artwork/ScribbledLives2020/ScribbledLives_Jan2020.html


I joined a weekly private Facebook Calligraphy Challenge and the first week is the word Kindness.

I scanned the plain one to see if I wanted to add anything more to it and decided I wanted to add the orange fill areas. It seems so far the consensus is the plain one is preferred... C'est la vie - I like the colored one more - it's more alive.

Which do you prefer??

Click on either image to see the supplies used. Enjoy

http://www.yogiemp.com/Calligraphy/Artwork/ScribbledLives2020/ScribbledLives_Jan2020.html

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

BVCG Lettering Challenge - Dec 2019 - uTube video

 http://www.yogiemp.com/Calligraphy/Artwork/BVCG_LetteringChallenge_Dec2019/BVCG_LetteringChallenge_Dec2019.html
This time I'm a little quicker with the uTube video of the booklet... BIG GRIN

I soooo enjoyed the past 2 months of challenge words. Thanks BVCG for the challenges and Valerie Lois our Guilds Social Media person for uploading to Instagram and Facebook etc.

Click on image to go to my website to see all the words and descriptions etc or Click on the link below for the video. Enjoy


Tuesday, December 31, 2019

BVCG Dec Lettering Challenge - Day 31

http://www.yogiemp.com/Calligraphy/Artwork/BVCG_LetteringChallenge_Dec2019/BVCG_LetteringChallengeDec2019_Week5.html

And the final day of the BVCG lettering challenge SIGH!!. But I've joined the Scribbled Lives facebook group with a challenge per week... We'll see how that goes.

http://www.yogiemp.com/Calligraphy/Artwork/BVCG_LetteringChallenge_Dec2019/BVCG_LetteringChallengeDec2019_Week5.htmlTo see the word list please go to BVCG.ca and click on the Calendar page.

I ABSOLUTELY LOVE this piece and it uses my Dreaming Dogs largest ruling pen "Lollipop" with various colors of Bister inks, then outlined with a fine tipped black pen a la Thomas Hoyer. I even got a touch of spattering...

Click on any image to see more details and descriptions etc. Enjoy

Monday, December 30, 2019

BVCG Dec Lettering Challenge - Day 29 & 30

http://www.yogiemp.com/Calligraphy/Artwork/BVCG_LetteringChallenge_Dec2019/BVCG_LetteringChallengeDec2019_Week5.html


http://www.yogiemp.com/Calligraphy/Artwork/BVCG_LetteringChallenge_Dec2019/BVCG_LetteringChallengeDec2019_Week5.html

BVCG December Lettering Challenge day 29 and 30. To see the word list please go to BVCG.ca and click on the Calendar page.


Some funky hand drawn "Curlz" lettering. Colored pencils. 






http://www.yogiemp.com/Calligraphy/Artwork/BVCG_LetteringChallenge_Dec2019/BVCG_LetteringChallengeDec2019_Week5.html 

I love my funky Neuland style lettering. Parallel Pen and watercolors with white gel doodling.

Click on any image to see more details and descriptions etc. Enjoy 

http://www.yogiemp.com/Calligraphy/Artwork/BVCG_LetteringChallenge_Dec2019/BVCG_LetteringChallengeDec2019_Week5.html

Sunday, December 29, 2019

BVCG Lettering Challenge Nov 2019 - uTube Video

http://www.yogiemp.com/Calligraphy/Artwork/BVCG_LetteringChallenge_Nov2019/BVCG_LetteringChallenge_Nov2019.html

I'm finally uploading the video of my November 2019 BVCG Lettering Challenge words... Click on booklet image to go to my website to view all the images and descriptions etc. or click on the uTube video below. Enjoy

Click to watch the uTube video.

Saturday, December 28, 2019

BVCG Dec Lettering Challenge - Day 27 & 28

http://www.yogiemp.com/Calligraphy/Artwork/BVCG_LetteringChallenge_Dec2019/BVCG_LetteringChallengeDec2019_Week4.html

http://www.yogiemp.com/Calligraphy/Artwork/BVCG_LetteringChallenge_Dec2019/BVCG_LetteringChallengeDec2019_Week4.html


BVCG December Lettering Challenge day 27 and 28. To see the word list please go to BVCG.ca and click on the Calendar page.

Some decorated letters with white gel pen and rubber stamped and embossed snowflakes.



http://www.yogiemp.com/Calligraphy/Artwork/BVCG_LetteringChallenge_Dec2019/BVCG_LetteringChallengeDec2019_Week4.htmlBic markers and gel pens.
 


Click on any image to see more details and descriptions etc. Enjoy 


http://www.yogiemp.com/Calligraphy/Artwork/BVCG_LetteringChallenge_Dec2019/BVCG_LetteringChallengeDec2019_Week4.html

Thursday, December 26, 2019

BVCG Dec Lettering Challenge - Day 25 & 26

http://www.yogiemp.com/Calligraphy/Artwork/BVCG_LetteringChallenge_Dec2019/BVCG_LetteringChallengeDec2019_Week4.html
BVCG December Lettering Challenge day 25 and 26. To see the word list please go to BVCG.ca and click on the Calendar page.
http://www.yogiemp.com/Calligraphy/Artwork/BVCG_LetteringChallenge_Dec2019/BVCG_LetteringChallengeDec2019_Week4.html   
http://www.yogiemp.com/Calligraphy/Artwork/BVCG_LetteringChallenge_Dec2019/BVCG_LetteringChallengeDec2019_Week4.html 

Pointed pen in walnut ink mixed with Schminke gold powder and then shadowed with that red watercolor

It's a bummer you can't see the vibrancy of these neon markers... outlined in black marker.

Click on any image to see more details and descriptions etc. Enjoy 



http://www.yogiemp.com/Calligraphy/Artwork/BVCG_LetteringChallenge_Dec2019/BVCG_LetteringChallengeDec2019_Week4.html


Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Nov/19 Enchanted Letters - Xmas Cards

http://www.yogiemp.com/HP_cards/MiscChallenges/MiscChallenges2019/Nov19_Enchanted%20Letters_XmasCards.html
I never got around to uploading these Xmas cards that I made in November. Since I needed to give it to the ladies before they saw it on my blog BIG GRIN.

A couple of the gals from our Crafty Dozen had wanted their name done in "Enchanted Letter" style. I decided to ask if anyone else wanted one and created Xmas cards for them.
 
Their name is done on a removable piece of cardstock that is frame-able. I also scanned and printed the name on the front of the card so it still remained a viable card when the artwork was removed...
To see more Enchanted Letters click HERE

Click on the image to see larger pics of each name. Enjoy


Tuesday, December 24, 2019

BVCG Dec Lettering Challenge - Day 23 & 24

http://www.yogiemp.com/Calligraphy/Artwork/BVCG_LetteringChallenge_Dec2019/BVCG_LetteringChallengeDec2019_Week4.html


http://www.yogiemp.com/Calligraphy/Artwork/BVCG_LetteringChallenge_Dec2019/BVCG_LetteringChallengeDec2019_Week4.html
BVCG December Lettering Challenge day 23 and 24. To see the word list please go to BVCG.ca and click on the Calendar page.
http://www.yogiemp.com/Calligraphy/Artwork/BVCG_LetteringChallenge_Dec2019/BVCG_LetteringChallengeDec2019_Week4.html

I LOVE my DREAMING DOGS ruling pens... 
I'm using "Little Lie" for the Wishes word and "LeeLoo" fpr the X & O's piece. I love the way these pens splatter. I'm in 7th heaven whenever they do BIG GRIN. 

Bummer you can't see the Schminke gold powder in the red paint.

Anyway, click on any image to see more details and descriptions etc. Enjoy

http://www.yogiemp.com/Calligraphy/Artwork/BVCG_LetteringChallenge_Dec2019/BVCG_LetteringChallengeDec2019_Week4.html

Sunday, December 22, 2019

BVCG December Lettering Challenge day 21 and 22.

http://www.yogiemp.com/Calligraphy/Artwork/BVCG_LetteringChallenge_Dec2019/BVCG_LetteringChallengeDec2019_Week3.html

http://www.yogiemp.com/Calligraphy/Artwork/BVCG_LetteringChallenge_Dec2019/BVCG_LetteringChallengeDec2019_Week3.html BVCG December Lettering Challenge day 21 and 22. To see the word list please go to BVCG.ca and click on the Calendar page.

I LOVE graffiti style lettering... Haven't used these KOI watercolor markers in a while, so thought I'd play with them...
 

http://www.yogiemp.com/Calligraphy/Artwork/BVCG_LetteringChallenge_Dec2019/BVCG_LetteringChallengeDec2019_Week4.htmlI really like the way this word turned out. Love the vibrancy. It's fun which is what a vacation should be... Again using something I haven't used in a very long time... Dr Martin's Tech inks, and using one of my Dreaming Dog ruling pens "Sofie". Grafite pencil and paper stump and white gel detals.

Click on any image to see more details and descriptions etc. Enjoy 


http://www.yogiemp.com/Calligraphy/Artwork/BVCG_LetteringChallenge_Dec2019/BVCG_LetteringChallengeDec2019_Week4.html

Friday, December 20, 2019

BVCG December Lettering Challenge day 19 and 20

http://www.yogiemp.com/Calligraphy/Artwork/BVCG_LetteringChallenge_Dec2019/BVCG_LetteringChallengeDec2019_Week3.html
http://www.yogiemp.com/Calligraphy/Artwork/BVCG_LetteringChallenge_Dec2019/BVCG_LetteringChallengeDec2019_Week3.html BVCG December Lettering Challenge day 19 and 20. To see the word list please go to BVCG.ca and click on the Calendar page.

Funky monoline letters as seen of LarksCrafts.com a few years back. Enjoyed playing with a different color marker for each letter.

http://www.yogiemp.com/Calligraphy/Artwork/BVCG_LetteringChallenge_Dec2019/BVCG_LetteringChallengeDec2019_Week3.htmlI started writing the word Twinkle with my WeRMemories hot foil pen, then realized I was supposed to write the word "Twinkling"... so I had to change my thinking... and wrote that with a gold gel pen.

Click on any image to see more details and descriptions etc. Enjoy 


http://www.yogiemp.com/Calligraphy/Artwork/BVCG_LetteringChallenge_Dec2019/BVCG_LetteringChallengeDec2019_Week4.html
















Wednesday, December 18, 2019

BVCG Dec Lettering Challenge - Day 17 & 18

BVCG December Lettering Challenge day 17 & 18. 

http://www.yogiemp.com/Calligraphy/Artwork/BVCG_LetteringChallenge_Dec2019/BVCG_LetteringChallengeDec2019_Week3.htmlI recently acquired the Emerald Creek Quietfire Design Modern Gilding Powders (6 colors) and really like them. They are very fine and great for detail work.
I wrote my letters with the bullet tip of a Zig Writer, then went over them one at a time with a Versamark pen and thermal embossed with the gilding powders.
http://www.yogiemp.com/Calligraphy/Artwork/BVCG_LetteringChallenge_Dec2019/BVCG_LetteringChallengeDec2019_Week3.html 
 Inked the letters with my Parallel pen, then added Zig glue to each letter, one at a time and sprinkled with either Elizabeth Craft Designs glitter or Glitter Ritz glitter.

Click on any image to see all the details and descriptions etc. Enjoy

http://www.yogiemp.com/Calligraphy/Artwork/BVCG_LetteringChallenge_Dec2019/BVCG_LetteringChallengeDec2019_Week3.html