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“Sometimes,' said Pooh, 'the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.”


― A.A. Milne


 hand-lettering project
watercolor on paper
21 x 30 cm.




 close up of the dragon fly

My daughter asked me to create this for her room. I love including handlettering in my sketchbook, usually quick notes to myself. I also enjoy copying different font styles, mostly playing with ideas, always in my sketchbook. This is the first for me. After a hundred tries,  I think I am finally happy with the outcome. It has been very difficult to get the paint just right on my brush to keep the flow.  A dragonfly adds extra interest to the composition. I had a lot of fun with the project.

 I'm including a link to a video of an artist I subscribe to. I love her tutorials, this might be useful to anyone exploring the concept.


Saturday is National Handwriting day. The day is celebrated on the anniversary of the birth of John Hancock. I will celebrate by practicing my penmanship, how about you?






Comments

  1. J'adore!! Que c'est beau, magnifique!!

    Bisous

    Manon

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  2. Dear Celia this is so lovely. I just know your daughter will keep this forever. Thanks too for sharing the video. Am going over there to see more. Have a super weekend.

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    1. I love her channel, I end up loosing a ton of time watching her tutorials. Thank you so much for the visit!

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  3. Nice lettering and I love the addition of the dragonfly. I enjoyed the video. I'm going to go check out her website.

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  4. I treasure the things my mother made for me so I know this beautiful piece will be very special for your daughter Love the Pooh quote and the dragonfly is perfection!

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    1. I do too, it is nice to be appreciated by our children! Thank you Julie!

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  5. So sweet. Winnie the Pooh brings back many fond memories with my children.
    We all loved him. This is such a nice keepsake for your daughter from you.

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    1. Thank you Carmella!I bet Winnie the Pooh will be a favorite with your grandson too!

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  6. Love the quote and your sweet work , this certainly deserves a place of honor in your daughters's room .

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  7. Beautifully done and one of my favorite quotes. Pooh was such a smart bear, wasn't he. :-)

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    1. I always thought so, I am happy you like it Sharon!

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  8. Hello Celia,
    Great how you've made this dragon fly. So very wonderful and nice words. I think it's not easy to do. Your daughter should be proud with it.

    Many greetings,
    Marco

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  9. What a lovely thing to do for your daughter Celia! Love the dragonfly and the penmanship. I realised with horror the other day how bad my handwriting is becoming these days. I still write short entries every day in my diary but most of my writing is on the computer and it is beginning to show!

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    1. It is wonderful you keep a diary,I need to practice more. It is terrible how we are becoming accustomed to writing everything digitally these days.

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  10. Je suis certaine que ta fille doit être enchantée de ce beau cadeau. Très joli résultat et cette phrase est tellement vrai! Bisous Celia

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  11. Thank you Helen, she is! I am happy you like it! Kisses!!

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  12. Thank you for bringing up this hand-lettering project. I might try it. Your project for your daughter is very nice.

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