Wednesday, August 24, 2016

I'm Back! I'm Staying!

THANK YOU WHO CAME LAST WEEK AND HEARD MY QUERY REGARDING BLOGGING OR NOT CONTINUING TO BLOG. I appreciated your interest and time spent leaving lengthy thoughts/feedback in your comments.

I told myself if just a few people said they really liked what I was doing and wanted to come and see it each week or even once in a while, I would CONTINUE. I guess I just needed to know that. Knowing that makes it worth while.

I still feel guilty that I do not get to all others blogs in response (Paint Party Friday or otherwise); but will give myself slack in that department. I will visit when I can, and when I can't or don't, well, it's my loss isn't it. I am not going to beat myself up about it.

In the meanwhile, I continue with this months Creative Lettering Klass in Sketchbook Skool with Andrea Joseph, and all my other klassmates from around the world. We are having such a ball learning new ways to letter. See some of them here on my art journal pages; and some just in a journal devoted now to Lettering.

Can't you just imagine this graffiti on the side of a bridge or railroad car?

These next three were done for friends birthday cards:


They loved them!
This is an example of Bubble writing, Shadow writing, one line writing with shadows added, and more shadow lettering.

Then I started adding more to my art journal daily drawing pages!

We started playing with highlighter pens and Zig calligraphy pens.

Getting Bigger and Bolder and really LOVING doing GRaFfiTtI

Looked on Goggle for different styles, but these are really my own made up styles!

Now playing with NEON markers! And Four Pens at Once!!!Remember doing that as a kid?
Well, it's still fun to do.

Lot's of Graffiti has drippy bottoms:

Remembering to add it to my daily art journal people pages:

Last weekend we went to San Francisco to the Festival of the Sea. Listened to lots of singing groups. We go every year and it's always fun. I do love drawing the folks there.

The people is this group we've gone to sing with and hear since the mid 1970's on the Thayer sailing schooner at Hyde Street Pier. That ship has been newly refurbished. We hope they get monies to be able to sail her eventually too.

Dick and Carol Holdstock have been going there to sing as long as we have if not longer.

I just couldn't stop drawing. I drew all day long! Twelve pages in about 6-7 hours!!!!

This woman, Pearlee Sue, I was meeting and watching for the first time. She was an amazing artist. As my page states, she is an Historian, Storyteller, Actress, Singer. She acted a one woman performance about the end of slavery in the times of Harriet Tubman. She drew her audience into her show, (I was Hannah, a freed slave). I spoke to her afterwards and thanked her for her fine performance. She called me "cousin" and I felt like I'd love to and be honored to have her in my family!

The next day we went to a friends in Auburn to celebrate our friends joint birthdays, a father and son, turning 65 and 30 respectfully. What a joy it was.

Fred and Tomas talking and talking and talking ...

I continue to garden and pick tomatoes, cucumbers and zucchinis from my month old vegetable garden. Everything is tall and lush and it's like a miracle has occurred in our backyard. I'm enjoying it all more that I could have ever imagined.

Perhaps next week I will share photos from there.
THANK YOU AGAIN FOR COMING BY, for encouraging me to continue BLOGGING and for being my friends. I wish you a VERY CREATIVE WEEK!


  1. I LOVE seeing the people you draw... I can see the personality in them coming out it your sketches.... I'm really glad you decided to continue blogging. TFS!

    1. Thanks for kind words and your support for my blogging my art!

  2. Wow, I love people watching. I only wish I could capture them the way you do. You seem to get the essence of a person better than a photograph would. Great fun, Lynn and your lettering is amazing. There seems to be no end to your imagination. So glad you decided to stay ... looking forward to your garden pictures.

    Andrea @ From The Sol

    1. Such compliments! Thank you so much! Much appreciated support!

  3. Lynn, I don' get here as often as I once did but I do scroll through and try to comment at least on the latest post. I am enjoying the creative lettering as well as the sketches...they were great combined in the few you did that way.

    1. Thanks Joan! I appreciate your feedback! Thanks for the visit!

  4. so glad you are staying Lynn, lovely work today!

    1. Thank you for your support and glad you like the art today!

  5. I am so enjoying seeing your artistic lettering! I wish I could think up such clever ways to write. Your people this week are wonderful, especially Pearlee Sue.

    1. Thanks Faye! I'm learning all this crazy lettering styles in Sketchbook Skool in a klass called Creative Lettering! It's really fun! Lessons daily for a month!! You should take it!

  6. I can rest knowing you'll continue to blog! Love all the fonts...very inspiring I think I may do some more of that again!! I have always loved words and lettering! I have always loved good, non destructive graffiti that enhances something's especially exciting on trains if you get caught waiting for one to pass!!Great post...sounds like a good time was had by all!!

    Hugs Giggles

    1. Thanks Guggkes! I have dreams now of drawing on train cars!

  7. WOW! I love those letters. And now they are incorporated in your sketches? An exciting new direction! By now you know I love watching the "evolution" of your artwork.

  8. This is a lot of work, thanks for sharing, Luv the watermelon letters best

    Happy PPF

    much love...

  9. I'm glad you are staying! I really enjoy seeing your sketches especially the interesting people you capture.

  10. glad you are continuing with the blogging :)

    such colourful text :)


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