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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?


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



  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.

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

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

  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!

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

  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.

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

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

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

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

  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,

  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!

    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.

  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

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

  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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