Lettering Wednesday – August 31

Sharing today’s lettering practice. ❤

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Quote from Ralph Marston 

I don’t express this too often but today was a great day to celebrate friendships and gratefulness. To everyone who has supported me in this blogging community most especially to Laura of A Pict in PA, maraming salamat! (thank you very much). Your friendship through the years had helped me grow in so many ways. My heartfelt gratitude!

Here’s to more sharing, more inspiration, more life’s insights and a continued healthy and meaningful friendship!

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The Little Things that Matter – #20 – Another Year of Happy

Yesterday I turned 46 but celebrations started last Saturday with a one on one watercolor class with a very talented local watercolorist, Enon de Belen. You may find her art here instagram, youtube, facebook. Enon and I had a great time last weekend. She prepared a lot of materials for me to learn, practice and play with. We talked about everything about life in general, life as an artist and everything about watercolors. We shared our love with winsor and newton paints and about the gear acquisition syndrome many in the local art scene fall into. We also shared views on the importance of building our skills more than acquiring expensive materials other than quality watercolor paper. It was a great kick off for my birthday week celebrations.

Sharing with you a sample of a worksheet Enon demonstrated and let me finish at home.

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The left eye on the top part was done by Enon. Her style is very loose, fluid and relaxed. She showed me how water is really the best partner for my watercolor paints that’s why its called watercolor. 🙂 The rest of the eyes I did at home. Can you see how tight I color?, how I tend to put in a lot of colors in one subject?, how I can’t embrace leaving some parts uncolored?

Learning starts with discovering where I can improve with trial and error. Enon’s reaction when I sent her this scanned copy, was Wow! She also told me that I can hold my own with the loose style. It will improve through practice she ended. And I agree with her. I think I can marry this loose style and the style I tend to veer to which is mostly within the lines, precise, concise, detailed. It is another journey I am most excited to go through.

And of course how can I not share with you the mandatory family birthday pictures. 🙂

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We had a sumptuous buffet dinner at Saisaki! Enjoying the complimentary cake. 🙂 

Cheers to new adventures and a continued blissful life! ❤ ❤ ❤ 🙂 🙂 🙂

 

 

My Only Sunshine

Week 23 at Journal 52 was all about sunshine and rain. Though my part of the world is experiencing the rainy season, my heart and mind are in perpetual cheer and choosing the sunshine prompt was a natural thing to do.

How can I not be in perpetual sunny mood when my husband frequently sing’s to me Louisiana’s state song, You Are My Sunshine. The song gave me the inspiration for my journal page.

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You are my sunshine, my only sunshine
You make me happy when skies are grey
You never know, dear, how much I love you
Please don’t take my sunshine away. 

When in a good mood, my husband would sing to me the song’s very popular verse over and over as if on an ipod repeat mode. Just like today, a national holiday, our country celebrating National Heroes Day, my husband just started singing the song during breakfast and has not stopped to sing any other song since. It is making me crazy and feel so loved. Its wonderful to sometimes fool around like little kids and laugh everything off.

Days like these make life so much easier and sweeter. Rainy days are coming but in our home, the sun always shines!

Happy start of the week dear friends! ❤