Although I've always got WAY too much to do, I have a strong desire to learn and grow with my art, photography and creativity in general. Yesterday while blog surfing, I came across a beautiful Journal page on my DT friend Willy's Blog. She shared a course that she is taking online called Letter Love 101 with Joanne Sharpe. I was very intrigued by the course curriculum, bit the bullet and signed up! Made a quick trip to Michaels to top up pen supplies and stock up on Journals and completed my first assignment, which was to create a cover page for my Journal.
This is going to be our Practice Journal, where we learn to get more creative with our handwriting. I used my Touch Twin Original and Touch Twin Brush Markers to create the lettering. The bullet point allows for finer lining, while the brush and chisel nibs work great wider areas and cursive writing. For shading, I used Y169 Putty, which works as a great shader for kraft paper. Cherry Pink (R5) fills the heart. I added Sakura Gel Pen highlights. Flowers are from M's and the Fun Dotted paper is from Canvas Corp and I got it at Scrappin' Great Deals as well as the dotted Smash Tape. I really hope to improve my handwriting skills and learn a little bit more about art journalling! Additionally, I'm hoping to bring more diversity to my blog!