Friday, August 13, 2010

creative comfort


sometimes i walk into my studio, and even with all of this "stuff" that i've accumulated over the years, i have no idea which direction to go in. so i do what i always end up doing.....grab my glasses, a mechanical pencil, and a pad of graph paper......and i start scribbling some letters. i've been fascinated with letterforms ever since i was a child when my mom taught me how to write my name. to me, they are the ultimate doodle, and i could sit for hours caught up in all of their shapes and sizes. these little alpha-happies are total chocolate-comfort......but in a no-fat version. :))


25 comments:

Sophia said...

I am always amazed at your letters you use with your art. I would love to learn how to do that. What a great asset and enhancement that would be. As always, you are such an inspiring woman. :)

Hope you have a good weekend.

Dolores said...

I learned to write (cursive) my name from my dad before I started school. It wasn't until grade 3 that we learned in school and I was very impatient to get on with it. Both my parents had beautiful handwriting but my brother and my husband are really bad (and my husband had to take penmanship in school!) I love writing and really should do more of it.

Kelly Warren said...

I love letters and words too. What a great way to free your mind! I need to keep some graph paper and pencils in my office for when I need a Calgon moment. :-) Have a great weekend!

PaperPumpkin said...

Your lettering is so amazing to me. I just never knew there were so many kinds of ways to make the alphabet. I love this. Your "doodles" are incredible, lori!♥

Jane Farr said...

I'm so glad we don't have to choose between letterforms and chocolate. I love them both! Your lettering makes me happy. It is very crisp and clean. Have a great weekend Lori!

Becky Shander said...

Your gorgeous handwriting sure looks perfecto, and very much like what you'd see on the banners hung up on the walls of a school classroom (that's how perfect they are!) Your multiple talents are incredible.

Lainie said...

That is so sweet. I like to write, too. The computer is easier, of course. But there's something magical about watching letters form on paper. And yours are marvelous!

Eden said...

YOU...have the coolest penmenship! Love the reference to chocolate! I, too, have to have a non-caloric intake of my choco-like faves....but it only lasts for so long til I need the real thing!!

Pinkllilac said...

Love your doodles and your writing is so perfect.
Hugs Linda

Patty S said...

you have such beautiful handwriting. LOVE IT.
it reminds me of the perfect handwriting across the top of the chalk board in a class room. :-)
p.s. i just got my hands on some m&m pretzels and i really have to restrain myself from grabbing a handful every time i walk past the bowl. lol :-)

Tara said...

WOW...how do you do that so perfectly!
Hugs,
Tara

Sara said...

Your lettering is certainly art in its own right! I've never thought of it as doodling before...but you're right! I like the way you think :)

mademoiselle G said...

So true! :-)

Mary said...

oh and are they lovely!!!

letters, chocolate, letters, chocolate, letters, chocolate........

have you tried the M&M's with pretzels yet???? :)

Hugs!!

shibori girl said...

Missy, your alphabets are letter-perfect! I was reminded of my High School Mechanical Drawing and Architectural Design classes, when we had to sit for HOURS writing capital letters. I never did conquer it - my letters came out looking like a spaz wrote them down.

I coulda used a lesson from you, that's for sure!

xoxo,

Kate

Nancy said...

I know the feeling of not knowing a direction very well but it seems I head to digi collage....I have the bug bad....

Your lettering is beautiful and what a talent......and it's so useful to boot....

Have a wonderful weekend, sweetie

Martina said...

Yes, letters are inspiring - and they can be very decorative. I'd like to do a big painting with words, aw, you're giving me ideas!

Atticelf said...

Graph paper - ah hah! What a great way to play around with letters. Beautiful!

Veronica said...

You should have these made into fonts. I saw a website somewhere that does it...

Ellie said...

I think this is a wonderful way to relax and jump start your creativity!
Alphabet chocolate...yum!

Beedeebabee said...

Wow, Lori...Your lettering is so perfect, and so pretty! I love all those different styles...and not a chocolate smudge to be found...you're good! xoxo's Paulette

Lancerika said...

LoVe your *alphabet class*..
how much fun trying to trace
each
letter ever so carefully
as
a child.. and then making up
sweet words with them..
Best Wishes
Lancerika

K said...

New goal: learn to write curly sue!

aimee said...

this is music to my eyes.

PeaceSeeker said...

When I see letters used as art, I feel happy inside, like I got a hug from a friend.

Thank you so much for sharing your art. I, too, love letterform and calligraphy. I used to feel terribly frustrated that my attempts didn't turn out the way I wanted them to, or (I know this is wrong) when I compare it to others' work.

Now I simply enjoy it, and just let it fill me up. When I look at your art, I know I'm "THUMB-Body" special. I know-baaaad joke. hee hee!

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