Friday!! Woohoo!! I’ve had an awesome day full of all sorts of activities. Trail run, breakfast out with friends, envelope addressing, hair cut, errands, blogging. It’s 7:30 and I’m just starting to feel like I’m in for the night. Not that I’ll bring a blow dryer and do my hair in Belize but it is fun to get a “trip” hair-do!
I set my timer for an hour today and wanted to see how many envelopes I got done in that time. I was doing my “Lauren” style calligraphy which is a casual brush script. I used red ink and a size zero watercolor brush. I thought I’d get about 10 done, but the final was 14! I was happy with that, I’ve gotten a lot faster. It helps a ton that the envelopes were white so I could use my light box to help with straight lines and centering.
This was the first custom wedding map I ever made! What do you think? I have to admit, I traced the longhorn and Sundance guy. Listen, I’m a calligrapher, not an artist. Not that kind of an artist anyway! I did everything else free hand (clearly, as it’s a little wonky) but overall I was happy with how it turned out. I like the fun colors and the river and the purple TCU football! It was really, really fun to work on. Here’s a closer look at it:
Have a great weekend!! Are you busy with holiday parties and shopping? I’ve got a long run in Fort Worth tomorrow and then a scarf exchange brunch party! Can’t wait!