Hand Lettering

On Sunday Dustin and I were getting our creative on and spent the afternoon working on some hand lettering. I think I would really like to take a calligraphy class but in the meantime I was letting myself get inspired by all of the great lettering online…especially on Pinterest. This is a direct copy, and I inverted the colours, but here is my first go:

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Inspiration: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/60446819972643992/

I’m back!

Well, it has been an extended hiatus away from Fine Arts & Freckles but I have returned with excitement. I have been feeling a little overwhelmed in the ‘arts & crafts’ department for a little while now but I am determined to get back on track. I saw something on Instagram a while ago that really hit me:

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…not sure how it exactly happened but so many ideas of projects I want to do just got all jumbled in my head and for some reason I just stopped doing anything!

So here are some of the things I am excited for:

1. Cooking – I am just at the tail’s end of a one week cleanse/eating challenge and while it has been difficult it has really started inspiring me in the kitchen to think about things I would like to make that I never have. Cold rolls are near the top of the list!

2. Sewing – A couple of months ago I decided to redeem some AirMiles points as I suspect I will never have enough for a flight (Aeroplan is another story) and purchased a sewing machine. Not going to start with anything too ambitious but I have been eyeing up our too long living room curtains for about a year and I have a couple of really great pillows that came with not-as-great covers that I would like to attempt to create new covers for.

3. Designing – I am not so sure where I want to start here but I love stationery and notebooks and cards so instead of talking about it so much I am going to carve out some creative time for myself and start designing. 

I also heard about a pottery class this spring that sounded pretty interesting. I think I might be too late for registration but I am still looking into it.

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Alright. Time to create!

 

I have been absent. Blaim MoSo.

Ack! What a whirlwind May-June it has been! I was fully engrossed in a conference I was coordinating called MoSo, which is a mobile/social (plus many more things) conference held annually in Saskatoon, SK. What fun it was. :)

I met SO many amazing people, we had speakers fly in from all over North America and even though it rained the entire time and things weren’t always 100% perfect I feel extremely happy and proud of the event. We had such a fantastic team of committee members and volunteers to pull it together in the months leading up to MoSo, it is easy when you are attending a conference to forget about how much work it takes to put something like this together. I can assure you, many 1:00 and 2:00am nights were had! That being said we are already planning for 2014 and it is going to be even better! #moso2013

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Some of my instagram posts throughout the event: