Today I needed to practice writing with watercolor. I’m working on my lettering skills. I wrote with tempera too. It would be easier to choose a font. That’s exactly why I will write out every single word of Road Trip.
The reason I work on these books is to work on my skills but as a creative I need these words. I wonder who needs them too. I’m grateful for my growing tribe. I’m grateful for this new course. Adolfo we’re going to learn a lot together.
Lettering with watercolor takes getting use to. You do have to find the brush that feels comfortable.
It’s been crazy, my eyes are tired but I think I’m done with the lettering.
I finished the layout earlier and somehow it didn’t save. I kept making all these mistakes. I needed to change the book size because the images didn’t look right. Back and forth and back and forth and now I’m done. Now it’s time to relax and refresh my eyes for the next phase of editing.
I had this design in my sketch book for way too long.
So why did I hold onto it. Well I don’t like to paint or wear black. I do like the little black dress…
Today I looked at my design tucked in a brand new pad of watercolor paper. I placed it there as a work in progress.
I painted with a deep purple.
Doesn’t the idea of a purple hat add fun to what I’m trying to say? Yes. Nothing speaks more to me than the purple tone. When you let go of what they’ll say, magic happens.
I imagine a woman walking down the street. All eyes are on her. Some are jealous. Some are uttering how much they hate purple. “Who would wear a purple hat?” they’ll laugh. All the while she is walking, smiling and wearing her hat never even noticing.
When you let go and be you, you could be Audrey Hepburn. Yes.