Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Hand-Lettered Quote #1 + Print Giveaway!

I'm finally back from Maine, and while I'm finishing up the sketches I did there I thought I'd show you a project I completed recently........

I've always loved quotes. I have a shelf filled with quote books, a sketchbook devoted to favorite quotes, manila folders filled with quotes cut from magazines, and various quote files saved on my computer. But you can never have enough quotes, right? So, when I redecorated my living room not too long ago, I decided to do an arrangement of framed quotes over the sofa. Now I get to enjoy their pithy wisdom every day.

My living room color scheme is black, gray, white, and gold, so I limited the colors on the quotes to black and white. Here's the first of the six that now hang over my couch...

8" x 12", drawn with Pitt Artist's pens on Stillman and Birn Beta series paper

If you have a favorite quote, why not share it with my readers in a comment? I'd love to find some new favorites, and you just might win a free print!

Free Print Giveaway!
Enter to win a matted 8x12 print
of any of my hand-lettered quotes 
by sharing one of your favorite quotes 
in the comment section below.
(One entry/comment per post, but you may comment on all six quote posts.)
Drawing July 6, 2016.

Tomorrow I'll be back with Hand-Lettered Quote #2!


19 comments:

  1. "Do the right thing. It will gratify some people and astonish the rest." Mark Twain
    xoxoxox, and thank!!! Sandy :)

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  2. Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment, until it becomes a memory. Dr. Seuss

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  3. I cleared away the sand and foam and took my sea borne treasures home.

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  4. Love your style! "Strive for progress, not perfection." Is my fave quote!

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  5. My favorite quote, by Albert Einstein: Coincidence is God's way of remaining anonymous. Pat Spencer

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  6. My favorite quote, from Albert Einstein, "Coincidence is God's way of remaining anonymous."

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  7. The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore. Vincent van Gogh

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  8. "Do the best you can and when you know better, you can do better."
    Maya Angelou

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  9. “At any age, your ultimate creation is what you make of yourself. And what you make of yourself will be manifested in everythng you express.”
    ~ Mary Whyte (An Artist’s Way of Seeing)

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  10. I wiped away the weeds and foam and took my seaborne treasures home....Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Dorothy Person

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  11. Art is a form of play rejoicing before the face of God. Hans Rookmaaker

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  12. "Art is the only way to run away without leaving home."
    -Twyla Tharp

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  13. "To live a creative live, we must lose our fear of being wrong." Joseph Chilton Pearce

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  14. Quote by Kathryn Stockett: “You is kind. You is smart. You is important.”

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  15. Quote by Mary Engelbreit: Don't put the key to your happiness in someone else's pocket

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  16. How about this quote by Maya Angelou about friendship. "I dreamt we walked together along the shore. We made satisfying small talk and laughed. This morning I found sand in my shoe and a seashell on my pocket. Was I only dreaming?"

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  17. These are so wonderful! It's amazing how words can lift the heart and spirit. :) I'm a nature girl so many of my faves revolve around that. Here's one... 'Going to the mountains is going home.' John Muir

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  18. Beautiful! "The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things." Henry Ward Beecher

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