Monday, January 19, 2009

inspiration monday


this has fabulous written all over it.  literally written...hand-written by the very talented adonna over at old barn rescue company.  i must admit that i've been lettering for over twenty years, and artistry like this makes my heart go pitter-patter...at a very fast pace!   the quote itself is heartfelt, the layout is classic, and the letterforms are pure whimsy and just plain delicious!  this level of lettering comes as a result of many hours (and years) of much discipline, much study and much practice!  and the fact that adonna has been able to make you wonder "how'd she do that?",  is a true testimony to her skill as a calligrapher!
the great news is that adonna's work is available in vinyl, so you can add this or many other quotes to choose from, to any wall in your home!  please visit her etsy shop to see all of her wonderful hand-lettered designs.  if you're like me, you'll have a hard time choosing a favorite!  and her website features many other home decor items that are hand-crafted from barn remnants over 120 years old!  
thanks adonna...you have truly inspired me to pick up my pen more often!

9 comments:

shiborigirl said...

How beautiful! Thanks for stopping by today - my but it sure is busy here in Blogland today with OWOH going on!

Kate

T.Allen-Mercado said...

Wow! wow...that's amazing talent. *Gazes over at my own handwriting...* At least I'm a good dancer! :)

Martha Lever said...

DEeeeee...licious!!!!! I am green with envy---REALLY!!!

PrairiePeasant said...

This is why I try to improve my lettering! Thanks for inspiring us today.

Michelle (aka mybelle101) said...

WOW...her talent is amazing! I had the patience to study calligraphy for all of about an hour, and can only imagine the time it takes to reach this level! Thanks for the Monday inspiration, Lori! (And for the home-decor enabling!) ;)

Amy Cannon said...

i love this....Amy

Tess said...

YOu are so right, she has so many wonderful quotes. I had to favorite her so I could go back later and browse more.

Jane Farr said...

Love this! Thank you for sharing!!

annhovsepian said...

I stumbled across that lovely piece of art some time ago and reacted the same way. Having just picked up calligraphy pens a month or so ago, however, I'm dismayed to read about "years and years" of practice. I'm already 39! I fear it is almost too late for me to start. :) But I guess I can still have fun with it and then sit back and enjoy the talents of others. :D

P.S. My "word verification" code for this comment is INJOI. How cool is that?? :)

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