Friday, July 1, 2016

Hand-Lettered Quote #4 + Print Giveaway!

It took me a year to finish all six quotes for my living room wall. I did three of them right off the bat, but then life got busy and this is what the wall looked like for almost a year...


It was a little embarrassing when I had my Summerhill Sketching get-togethers each month. If someone new came, who hadn't been to my house before, they would look at the wall and wonder if I was making some sort of statement with the empty frames. During our group sharing time, I would happen to glance up and notice the empty frames and suddenly blurt out an explanation to the newcomers of how I had great plans to fill all the frames with my favorite quotes, but I'd been really busy and blah, blah, blah.......

Then in March, after yet another sketching session when I had to once again explain to someone why I had three empty frames hanging on my wall, I thought, "This is ridiculous! Just do the quotes, already!!!!" Three days later, they were all finished and hanging in their frames.....


Aaaah, I feel much better now!

Here's quote #4...

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

Isn't that a good one?

If you have a favorite quote, why not share it 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.

Stop in tomorrow to see hand-lettered quote #5!

15 comments:

  1. Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there. ~ John Wooden, Basketball Coach

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  2. "Watch with glittering eyes."
    Roald Dahl

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  3. You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. C. S. Lewis

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    1. Annie, you're the winner of the drawing! Please email me at ljfehling@gmail.com to let me know your address and which quote you have selected.

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  4. I love your inspirational quote wall, Leslie. Your hand lettering and artistry is wonderful. Thank you for sharing this with us. Here's a quote I like but I don't know who to give credit: "What would you do if you knew you wouldn't fail?"

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  5. "Don't ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive and then go do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive." ~ Howard Thurman

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  6. Getting caught up on these posts. I love your quote wall. Here is one that speaks to me. "May your life preach more loudly than your lips." ~ Willam Ellery Channing

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  7. "All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us." J.R.R. Tolkien
    Each quote you have finished is lovely! What a gift you have, Leslie!!

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  8. "The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land...." Song of Solomon 2:12

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  9. A work of art is a personal encounter with a reality--not a copy ......Vincent Van Gogh

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  10. "The beginning is always today." Mary Shelley

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  11. One more from Elisabeth Elliot...

    Faith does not eliminate questions. But faith knows where to take them.

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  12. "You will never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore."

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  13. Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react.
    Charles Swindoll

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  14. "When it comes time to die, make sure all you have to do is die." Jim Elliot

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