As part of my journey I'm going to try to develop my handwriting for journaling on my layouts. I see such beautiful, brilliant handwriting on so my layouts I really want to learn to enjoy my handwriting.
Growing Up Together (part 3) often meant to share in unexpected fun. The photos are of me, my brother, and my cousin. I think it's Jr., but I'm not sure. For my family that reads my blog, do you know which?
This is a visit to my Grandmother and Grandfather Thomas' farm. Dad was military and we usually went back to visit our grandparents when we were moving to a new base. From the look of the photos we were on our way to Bangor, Maine.
Riding "Pat" was fun. All of Granddaddy's mules through the years were named Pat. I also love the photo of their house, a log cabin, in the background. Grandma and Grandpa raised their 11 children in this house. I had the privilege of living there for about 6 months when Dad went to Vietnam.
What I Learned
- My handwriting is better than 10 years ago, but a long way to go to make it what it could be.
- I need to write smaller for my layouts.
- I typed out what I wanted to say, then wrote it in pencil on the layout, and then went over it in archival safe ink. One thing is that I need to be careful not to bear down so hard on the pencil. I knew I could erase the pencil but not the impression it makes.
- I need to practice the formation of my letters for consistency.
- It's worth the time to block out the spot you want to write within. I was able to write fairly straight.
- I love my Epiphany Crafts Button Studio. I have an older Comos Cricket Jitterbug kit. The front sheet shows all the different papers and elements. I used the small squares to customize my buttons and used it on my stamp of the car. I did not have to punch into a whole 12 x 12 sheet to get my buttons.
- I had used this kit before. (Aka. I never use kits and when I get one I do my own thing with the paper.) I did not have the red I wanted to make the rings. I used some old plastic packaging, cut out the rings with my Fiskars Circle Cutter, and inked them with alcohol ink from Ranger. I added Cranberry and Ginger together on the same applicator to get the right color.
- I'm not into tiny stamps but I have a few. This time it came in handy for the label on the photo. This is from one of my first sets of stamps from Technique Tuesday.
It's going to be a big learning curve to get where I want to go on the Journey in reference to my handwriting. But I believe you don't learn unless you try.
Have a Crafty Day!
1. husband and son's continued recovery
2. a wonderful daughter
3. Jay's smile
4. a loving daughter-in-law
5. for God who gives me even my very breath