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The World is Full of Happy People Inspiration

Good morning!
Another beautiful week starting.
The World is Full of Happy People Inspiration, FlowerPatchFarmhouse.comLet’s make this a Happy week!
So what am I up to this week?
Well, I am determined to learn how to make artistic hand lettering.  Part of my sign making I have used is lettering, but I printed them out with software.  Fancy fonts to produce the wording on the signs was usually a bit laborious to me, then I read a post on hand lettering that said to consider it art, which made it more appealing. (and a rather DUH moment)
Plus I am learning to draw. (I started to say “attempt” to learn to draw but that almost sounds defeatist so I changed it)
I can paint all sorts of designs, flowers, fruits and veggies all day long but I can’t draw to save my life!  So I am changing that.

I am liking some of the adult coloring pages I have seen and since I love inspirational quotes I would like to produce some with quotes included.
Having a project to force me to draw will help me stick with the plan of learning it.
Here is my first attempt in progress…
Fall sketch practiceWith each one a stick to a theme.
I would put the quote in the center in artistic fonts.  After getting this far I decided instead of vines coming down from the sunflowers I would prefer wheat or corn stalks coming up beside the pumpkins to keep with the Fall theme.
The bird has to go, he is not doing anything for me.  I was trying a primitive style bird, he may fit in on future pages but not here.
What quote you would put here???
I don’t want it too busy, some of the coloring pages make my eyes spin, they are just so, so busy but some really enjoy that and that is great for them but to me they are not calming, which these coloring pages are supposed to be.

In case you were wondering my learning to draw and sketch won’t take place of my painting tutorials, in fact I will most likely show how you can paint these as well as just color with pens or whatever you prefer as a coloring tool, just to make it more fun.
This week I am also going to show you what I am doing with this…I tested this over the summer and it works great!
Starting new plants from cuttings, fast and easy, now special supplies, FlowerPatchFarmhouse.com (6 of 9)Lots of folks really enjoyed my little painting shelf DIY.  It was so quick and easy and made organizing my paints a snap!
easy DIY cubby shelf for paint bottles, FlowerPatchFarmhouse.com
I will continue with the studio cottage organization and refurb.  I am talking my husband into putting in a bay window for me and maybe a little wood-stove for cozy heat.  That is on the long range plan so for now I will work on what I can accomplish but it is fun to dream about.
I wish you a productive and fun week!  I know mine will be.

Happy Week to you!
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Thursday 5th of November 2015

[…] love seeing other women encouraging each other, so Pamela’s inspiring words at Flower Patch Farmhouse resonated with me this […]

Matt

Friday 30th of October 2015

I have an uncle who's almost 60 & was a sign painter his whole life and recently decided to paint a picture on a canvas. As a kid his father never let him paint other than signs and told him there was no money in Art, so it was pointless. When he finally decided to take a class & paint a picture last year he realized he has an incredible talent. These painting he does are Amazing. If people don't have confidence in themselves who knows what talents are slipping by, going unnoticed? Thanks for sharing your talent and you drive for trying something new!

Pamela

Friday 30th of October 2015

Its great to hear he is finally getting to follow his passion! So many things can and do get in the way of what we would really love to do, the almighty $ being number 1. I can so relate to that. There are so many things I would like to do but I have a tendency to get too many irons in the fire. Keeping myself reigned in is the problem. :)

Donna Harvey

Tuesday 27th of October 2015

I love your shelf, that's a good idea. I have my paints in those plastic shoe boxes. It is ok till I have to move them around to get into my room, then to top it off I knocked the whole stack over. Guess I'll be building a shelf. Boy, I thought I was the only one who could paint but not draw. It's something I've always wanted to do. May be if you would, tell us a little bit more about Adult Coloring Books, and where to find them. Thanks, keep up the Beautiful Work, I love it. Donna

Pamela

Thursday 29th of October 2015

I have a rotating wire rack that has worked well but it is so bulky and I was trying to downsize the tables in the space. I figured using the wall space would free up the table top while keeping them easily accessible. It is working wonderfully so far.

SHERYL

Tuesday 27th of October 2015

I love the look of calligraphy and architect's lettering. Give us a head's up on products to get please! Thank you for sharing!

Pamela

Thursday 29th of October 2015

I just ordered some supplies, I will give them a try and let you know how I like them.

angela stevens

Monday 26th of October 2015

I have also been wanting to print with a flair. I print like I was taught in my Catholic Grade School. Very legible but plain, I hand print about 80 name tags for my Senior Club members each month and would like to make them a little fancy but my attempts are not good enough to satisfy me. So I am looking forward to your new lessons.

Pamela

Thursday 29th of October 2015

The lettering will be slow going for me, that is for sure. I just ordered a few supplies to help with my learning curve and hope to get them in Friday. I do hope to share as I learn. No promises though, I may really stink at it. :)

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