Helllooooo! After a very weird January that included a quick trip to Florida and a bad case of the chicken pox, I am almost back to full steam. I hope you are all enjoying a lovely Valentines Day! Mike was very sweet to me, and took care of me during my itchies, he even bought me chocolate kisses to cheer me up. I will be making him all his favorites for dinner:) I guess true love knows no bounds! I was kind enough to keep my pox to myself.
But selfishly, much of what is in this post was just for me. For years now, I've been collecting quotes I enjoy, just for myself. I started in lined journals, just page after page, with no organization, or system. Just collecting them, because they touched something in me.
The last couple years, I've been making these little "theme" journals. In them, I keep quotes on one theme. I also practice my sketching here. I practice transferring my sketches here. I practice technique here, color combos, or work with new pens here.
By working this way, I can finish an entire journal in just a few days! 15 minutes a night of lettering or sketching, to wind down. And at the end of it all, I've got a collection that I can enjoy, rather than hoarding away in a scrabbley mish mash of hundreds of handwritten pages.
When it was announced that February's theme on Sketchbook Challenge was "Sweets" I had such fun, pouring over old journals to find quotes with the word 'Sweet' in them. Here is what I've found so far.
So after the chocolates and sweets, take some time and do some art for yourselves, and please have a wonderful Valentines Day!