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!


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

  2. "Watch with glittering eyes."
    Roald Dahl

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

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

  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?"

  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

  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

  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!!

  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

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

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

  11. One more from Elisabeth Elliot...

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

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

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

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


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