Monday, September 14, 2015


I spoke last week of my great adoration for hand lettering.  After hours spent on Pinterest perusing some lovely lettering, I decided I wanted to try my hand at it.  I see all these beautiful calligraphed envelopes and wedding invitations and it stirs something deep within me.
Deep, deep within.

A longing for lettering.

In searching for resources to help me learn, I happened upon Llamas Love Lettering.  Oh. My. Word.  I'm completely jelly of this gals talent.  And get this.... She gets to write beautiful letters for her job! {sigh} How fab is that?  A girl can dream...

Back to reality.

I decided I would start small.  My brother had a birthday a couple of weeks ago, and I thought I'd embellish the envelope for his card.  Here it is...

I realize this is not a great work of art.  It's just a simple, short name.  But it's a start for me.  And I loved every minute of it.

I bought some Sharpies (that were recommended by Ms. Llama) and they actually did make a difference.  She recommends using  Sharpie Extra Fine Permanent Markers, 1 Box (12 Black Marker (35001)).  I got these from Amazon and I love them!  They are by far my favorite tip size Sharpie makes.  

I'm off to learn more lettering....

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Happy Monday!