Saturday, February 23, 2013

Another Whimsy Grid...Well, Sort Of...

I fell in love with lettering way back when I was just a kid--so many possibilities, variations to play with on a simple alphabet. Toss some brilliant quotes in the mix and my brain just boggles. Love, love, love lettering! So I'm really enjoying Joanne Sharpe's Letter Love 101!

Yesterday I played a little more with another whimsy grid, kinda...I knew I wanted to do a sun, so found a nice, happy sunshiney quote to play with and-viola!

Sharpie (skinny) fine tip and soft pastels
I'm really loving Sharpies lately. As much as I love my Pitt pens for tangling, I just feel freer with the Sharpies-maybe because they're so affordable and still produce great results...? I limit what I use my Pitts for but will pull out my Sharpies and simply play--any time, any where--and you know? I'm just as happy with what my Sharpies produce as I am my Pitts...And I can snag them just about anywhere! Walmart, Michaels, AC, even the grocery store and Walgreens! Aahh...Sharpies...I do love you!
But, alas, I still need to buck up and break out my Tombows and Letraset markers--so intimidating! I don't know why...I'm so afraid I'll be disappointed in what I do...Stupid, right? Almost as bad as the dreaded Blank Page Syndrome. I have them. I see them. I so want to play with them...really, I just need to get over myself. I'm getting steps...

Another busy weekend ahead...not sure how much play time I'll manage to get in but jotting down ideas to play with next week! And still not sure if we're getting more snow or if it'll all be rain...guess we'll see soon enough! Happy weekend everyone!

God has uniquely equipped you for service. Recommit to God the gifts He has given you.
Use the gifts to be a breath of fresh air and to help others who are seeking the Father.
May they see in you a life blessed by faith.
“So brothers and sisters, since God has shown us great mercy, I beg you to offer your lives as a living sacrifice to Him. Your offering must be only for God and pleasing to Him, which is the spiritual way for you to worship. Do not change yourselves to be like the people of this world, but be changed within by a new way of thinking. Then you will be able to decide what God wants for you; you will know what is good and pleasing to Him and what is perfect.”
Romans 12:1-2


  1. dawn - first of all, thank you for putting your blog button into my friends page :) when cindy give life to my wishes for my blog we hoped people would drop in and leave their button, so thank you!

    next, did you do those rainbow colors next to the sun rays with sharpies? (right back to business - hehehe)

    next, i found an AC MOORE!!!!! within an hour of here - can't wait to go!

    and last, thanks for the scripture and the gentle reminder to recommit myself, and my gifts, to God. been a rough time around here lately and i need the reminder. so, thanks! dawn, you are blessing to me and i am sure that God led us to each other here online to be encouragers, blessings, dear lady! :)

    1. <3 Thanks so much Alice-I feel the same way! =0) Have fun at AC today!

  2. Beautiful! Just simply beautiful!

  3. Oh do I know about the Markers - I'm just trying to get to grips with both Copics & Tombows. I've also collected (oh um) Letraset Markers - Pro & Flex - but I'll get on to those once I've worked my way through the Copics. Just working on blending groups. You might find the charts etc...... at useful. Love the look of that piece of Whimsy too. Funnily I've just been doing Fun With Lettering at MCC online with Marie Browning & I had to smile about the fascination for letters - I had a stencil which I used & then coloured the letters in with my set of 72 Derwent Coloured Pencils - oh that was such a dream when I finally got that set: I still remember going to the Derwent pencil factory - can't remember if the pencils were bought then from pocket money or gift money saved.
    Thanks for the soul food too.
    Paula (PEP)
    seems I've written you an essay!

    1. Thanks for the great link Paula! I've been watching YouTube tutorials for blending colored pencils with baby oil or mineral spirits this morning--so cool! I'm continually amazed at all that I keep learning and encountering, along with all the amazing friends I've made...all from starting zentangle--what an incredible gift!

    2. I reckon the angels are having a party seeing the contact between His people.
      Paula (PEP)
      I forgot to say that my stencil colouring with the Derwents were when I was in my teens - reckon I was born with a passion for pencils..........