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A process

May 2, 2010

A very very great friend of mine got married recently, and to send the proper kind of good wishes and congratulations, I decided to draw a card for them. I started by drawing in pencil a simple message in a Copperplate style of calligraphy. But then the curlicues—oh the curlicues! They started sprouting out of every ascender, descender, finial and …some other word.

The curlicues! Oh the curlicues!

I showed it to my husband who thought it needed some more variation in line. Too much of the same. So the curlicues grew sproutlings:

Look at them sprouting everywhere. It's almost like an infestation.

So a nice little monochromatic card was ready. But for a spring wedding, it needed a little sprinkling of color. Some pale green and pink.

The Colorful Sproutlings—so springy

Painted while watching Celebrity Apprentice. Is that shameful?

The Donald Says No; not shameful

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. May 2, 2010 8:56 am

    This is awesome! Love it.

  2. May 5, 2010 9:56 pm

    Oh the curlicues! 🙂 Love it!

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