i just saw a comment from sandy in the post from two days ago and she put me in her list of favorite blogs
i will try to figure out how to post the picture on her blog to this blog
i LOVE her title lettering
if she reads my blog, she must know that i will recommend her title as
maybe she will comment again and tell us if that is her own original lettering or where she found it.
thanks, sandy, for including me in your list... :-)
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Monday, October 29, 2012
thanks again, nancy!!
Sunday, October 28, 2012
jeri does mostly traditional scripts. so, this is a bit out of the box for her.
my only suggestion is this:
i am not a big fan of the short center cross stroke on the E. there are some fonts where it is called for, but on a sans-serif, the crossbars are usually all the same length.
you did a good job on your S -- which is not an easy letter.
thanks again for sharing your stash.
Saturday, October 27, 2012
i needed to mail this and did not have time to finish it and re-scan it, but, i am sure you can imagine a fun yellow stamp. that celebrate stamp with the neon lights would be fine with it.
even better, some of the cartoon stamps or disney stamps.
Friday, October 26, 2012
this one has nice stamp placement and i like the way the name fills up the space and the way the p.o. box is in the corner...
above is the link to the article where i found this envelope, if you would like to read more.
Thursday, October 25, 2012
but, i like having all the letters angular except the *g*
and that is called a 2-story g.
i always wnated an official name for that type of g. luckily, i met world famouns stephen rapp at the penmanship convention this summer, and he told me what font designers call that g. they also call the a with the stem on top a 2-story *a*
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
remember, no stealing, just inspiration, she said as she labeled this one [steal-worthy]. that means the idea of dots, with legs and wings. don't copy these exactly. make up your own.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
i just went to the usps.com site to look for stamps. and found a cool print of a man delivering the mail on skis.
Monday, October 22, 2012
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Saturday, October 20, 2012
some envelopes are experimental. you don't know where they are going....
wandering aimlessly, probably something that we don't do very often, but we would probably be re-charged if we did. i think that's what i like about the blog. it's pretty aimless, but, i enjoy the things that pop up along the way. and for the people who check in daily or frequently....you never know what to expect. or do you?
Friday, October 19, 2012
Thursday, October 18, 2012
i will be sending this one and will write the address, small, in green, in between the lines.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
then flip it back to make the I
then flip to make the SO, in right reading position. then back to this position for the N
Monday, October 15, 2012
that is the steal-worthy idea i would take from this one....how tightly can you stack letters and still have them spell something?
Sunday, October 14, 2012
i tried a nikko zebra nib. it's nice. but i am still happy with the nikko G. and this envelope is from paper source which means it is made of paper from the waste not company.
anyone wishing to try white ink and nibs on envelopes would probably find that these three work very well together.
the stamp is only available online
it is not forever
it is 45-cents
good for now
not enough after january 27th-ish
when the rate for 1 ounce goes up a penny.
Thursday, October 11, 2012
you wouldn't know until you tried it.
i just saw that i have had 99, 500+ page views on this blog. thank you to everyone who is tuning in.
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
and then the other edges, just touching.
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
the bubbles look great because they increase in size, giving depth to the overall composition.
Monday, October 8, 2012
but the lettering is very nice
i like the slightly larger s at the end to balance the l at the beginning.
and, while you are sending us comments, tell us if you have any rules for dot placement. i usually bounce them a lot or put them in a straight line.
and you and i have both heard our favorite teacher discuss the difference between drawing the eye up rather than down....
Sunday, October 7, 2012
Saturday, October 6, 2012
Friday, October 5, 2012
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Monday, October 1, 2012
design lesson on this one would be to add round dots and square dots....even if the stamp is sedate. if the envelope is for a celebration, the lettering and decoration can be fun, fast and whimsical.
forgot to crop the photo, and can't get the wording to go up higher on the page....