. . . I just need to write. So here we go.
I forget where I came across this but at this point it can't have come to me by chance. I don't want to talk or read or draw, and there's no more basketball. Even in darkness there is light. See the dark orange? The light yellow? The white? I'm right? So . . . Who knew I'd need this little quote to help me express myself? Hmm.
I'm still a mood, moody, mo-o-ody woman today! Who loves me? Jerry Butler and Charlie Pride do, that's who. Last night I happily wrapped, drew, markered, wrote, sealed and stamped for a mail run today.
By eight this morning I knew it wouldn't happen. I hoped Hurricane Bill would be cause to cancel my doctor's appointment. What a waste of hope. In the end I'm glad I went. I'm sorry the birthday gifts will be another day late.
This is how much fun I had. I drew a rooster. A male chicken?
Deliberate mistakes are not mistakes. They're winks. They're too often overlooked, but they're forever fun.
One thing can lead to another. For instance. I read Pamela's post today. It's here just in case: http://cappuccinoandartjournal.blogspot.com which reminded me of this. You get it, don't you? You do if you ever played "Draw Something" on your iPad with a stranger or someone you knew. I was addicted. I haven't played in over a year though. Sometimes I miss it. My pencil is often as heavy as my pen. I have to draw to lighten the load.
This is still a favorite. You get it at this point. Right?
Do you have a local calligraphy guild? Houston does. I wanted to join. I Googled. I discovered. I asked myself, "What's the point in wanting?" It's too far away. Most teachers offer online classes only. What nerve! And who's willing to pay $175?
Have you read No Stationery Required? Okay. At this point you should stick me with a fork 'cause I'm done. Serve me as a side of corn(y). Besides, I have letters to answer and calligraphy to practice. I finally finished The Miniaturist. Not sure I'd recommend it. Or maybe it's just me. The idea had such potential. I've moved on to finish one of the three books I started then put aside, namely The Bees. There are new stamps that need using on postcards too. Never put off writing a letter today that could make someone's tomorrow. Write on.
Wait! Remember me telling you how a great graphic designer is defined as great? Read this if you haven't, then tell me what you think. http://uspsstamps.com/stamps/coastal-birds. Why not simply read the whole thing? Then write on.