Happy Valentine’s Day: #10daysofcrushing

Happy Valentine’s Day! I have combined my love for food, photography and lettering in this photo. My next post will be about that popsicle in the photo.  I did  the lettering  on paper, took a picture and did some tweaks on Photoshop.

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On Instagram, Fozzy started the hashtag #10daysofcrushing. If you join, you post a line from a song or a quote for your crush once a day for ten days.  Although I do not have a crush, I wanted to join to practice lettering, typography and calligraphy.  On the first day, I already listed  the lines from the song. There is nothing romantic about the process but it did bring me back to those kilig (rough translation: giddy, smitten) moments  when I had a crush on someone.

Before I even knew Fozzy’s #10daysofcrushing, I already posted this one on Facebook because I kept singing Ed Sheeran’s Thinking Out Loud in my head.  I posted this on Instagram a little later.

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Since I only own a 0.04 mm technical pen, I thought about just sketching the next song line. I have always loved melody of this song. It makes me happy. 

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Since I also see a lot of watercolor calligraphy, I wanted to try, too. My strokes are a little shaky.

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I love this song from the movie, “Anastasia”. My friend, Erns, introduced us to this song. For me, this talks about friendship more than romantic love because it was the theme song I used for the photo montage in one trip with friends.

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I found  sample sketches of flowers as embellishments to graphics. I wanted practice so this is the output.

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I wanted variations in the style I post everyday so I came up with this design.  The dried rose is just an added touch.

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While rummaging though my drawer, I found a purple pen so I wanted to use it this time.

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Finally, I got my brush pen from Daiso but I think I incorrectly inserted the ink. I might use up all the ink soon.  Uh-oh.

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I  am still in the process of learning how to do good calligraphy.  It is fun to combine it with regular handwriting.

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I ended the exercise with my own handwriting. This is my penmanship when I try so hard to make it nice.  hehe

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I suddenly thought of writing all those lines into one poem.

That maybe we found love right where we are
And I’m sailing through the sea to an island where we’ll meet
We can be them two birds of a feather that flock together
Unexpected, what you did to my heart
Though you never knew it was of you I’ve been dreaming
Who knows how long I’ve loved you, you know I love you still
Lately, I’ve been, I’ve been losing sleep, dreaming about the things that we could be
And who knows I might feel better if I don’t try and I don’t hope
And I know it’s only in my mind that I’m talking to myself and not to him
A totally amazing mind, so understanding and so kind.
You’re everything to me.

It does not make sense!

Hope your Valentine’s day does.

===== Addendum

Priscilla flipped around the lines to add sense to the  entire “poem”. Pretty cool!

Lately, I’ve been, I’ve been losing sleep, dreaming about the things that we could be
We can be them two birds of a feather that flock together
And I’m sailing through the sea to an island where we’ll meet

Though you never knew it was of you I’ve been dreaming
And I know it’s only in my mind that I’m talking to myself and not to him

That maybe we found love right where we are
Unexpected, what you did to my heart

And who knows I might feel better if I don’t try and I don’t hope
Who knows how long I’ve loved you, you know I love you still

A totally amazing mind, so understanding and so kind.
You’re everything to me.

Thanks, Priscilla!

 

 

 

 

Comments

  1. i want to learn this craft also in the future. pero parang medyo mahal atang hobby ang caligraphy..heheh

  2. You got great penmanship huh! ME, I write like a doctor. Can you imagine how readable my writing is?

  3. Having a crush and attaching a song to it can be long lasting.

  4. I’d have to say you’d make a good business for personalized scribbles. It would be awesome to have this as a business. Your lettering is amazing! They are just beautiful. And the message you wrote! Two thumbs up! 🙂

  5. Not really,
    Flip them around a bit and it does make sense:

    Lately, I’ve been, I’ve been losing sleep, dreaming about the things that we could be
    We can be them two birds of a feather that flock together
    And I’m sailing through the sea to an island where we’ll meet

    Though you never knew it was of you I’ve been dreaming
    And I know it’s only in my mind that I’m talking to myself and not to him

    That maybe we found love right where we are
    Unexpected, what you did to my heart

    And who knows I might feel better if I don’t try and I don’t hope
    Who knows how long I’ve loved you, you know I love you still

    A totally amazing mind, so understanding and so kind.
    You’re everything to me.

  6. I’m really envious of people who can focus on their art. For now I will continue to be inspired by people like you. Just keep making art sis. 🙂

  7. Nice poems with good drawings.. I think thise are good romance quote on Valentine’s day. Keep the good work dear..

  8. So gorgeous! My favourite’s the blue watercolour calligraphy. How did you work the calligraphy with Photoshop in the first photo?

    • copy picture to a transparent background. Use magic wand on the image to select the parts you want to delete you want the text to stay but the background to be transparent. then, superimpose on a picture.

  9. More lettering you have here 🙂 The popsicle looks yummy 😀

  10. Belated happy hearts day sis. You are an artist talaga. And I love your healthy popsicle..

  11. Happy Valentine’s Day! I like the idea of #10daysofcrushing though I am long overdue for a crush but its sweet and lovely to read your posting & notes.

  12. Wow, I like the calligraphy in purple best. Yes, Priscilla aka pingerrain is indeed good with all these poetic and calligraphy stuff! I’m so glad you guys are exchanging tips!

  13. I really love your penmanship Sis and your creations Says it all. Belated Happy Valentines Day. Keep on inspiring us.
    http://www.sweetcuisinera.com

  14. Calligraphy, what’s that? just kidding , but I am not into arts and crafts. However I appreciate good art as I see one. you have a talent dear and your creative too.

  15. Omg these are so adorable! I love all of them =) I hope you had an amazing Valentines Day!!

  16. I wish I could do calligraphy as well as you do. I’m sure you’ll even be better with practice.

  17. I like your watercolor calligraphy. Among your ink calligraphy, I would have to say the best one is the one with the least flourish — the very last one. So elegant.

  18. I love your romantic and poetic lines. Your beautiful penmanship makes it all come together for our enjoyment. You are definitely talented.

  19. Sino crush mo doon? hahaha 🙂 This doodling thing only proves that my penmanship sucks. Practice pa rin ng practice but I realized that long hand is not really my thing. Mega nginig lahat ng gawa ko :))

  20. You sketching, drawings, paintings and now calligraphy…you have talent indeed, and the poem too.

  21. I love your calligraphy works of art containing some of the best love quotes ever. I especially love this one, that we are two birds of a feather that flock together!

  22. wow Kat!
    I wish I could be even half as good at arts as you are. You really are a talented woman!

  23. I found old calligraphy pens in my mom’s drawer when I was going through her things after she passed away. I would like to try it tuloy 🙂

  24. So that’s the story about the lines and calligraphy I’ve seen in you Instagram. hehehe I’ve getting envious with your calligraphy Kat and a little push at bibili na rin ako ng pens hehehe…

  25. U have skills… Love all your amazing art.

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