Happy Days should mean everyday because that is how happy you should be 😆 I used an old highlighter and some watercolor to make this! It was really fun and I found it easier than using a brush! This was actually supposed to be a video but it turned out really blurry:/ 🎨although I hope y’all will try it out! 👍🏼🧚♀️ #calligrabasics#cb_handwriting @calligrabasics
💪🏻Tagging some females that are killing it—showing up, putting in the work, and inspiring the younger generation with not only their skills but the idea that being passionate about something is cool. That you’ve got to put in the work to achieve your dreams. That the future is female. 💕
Wanted to tag more but the limit is 20 🙄
Paper: @strathmoreart 400 series
Pen: @sakuraofamerica Pigma micron 03
Brush: @princetonbrush heritage round (not depicted in photo)
Happy Friday everyone! Did you know I haven’t done a #fridayintroductions in over a year? 😳 Since then I have had so many new, and though I have not met you all I am sure you are all incredible and amazing, people follow my feed that I thought it was about time for another one.
So hi! I’m Eliza, the face behind all those galaxies you see 😊 Here are a few facts about me and this little feed: -This feed actually started as a calligraphy feed to document my progress and connect with other creatives here on Instagram, but since then has grown and changed to include my journey with watercolors (there are usually a whole lot of galaxies 😁). - I have 4 beautiful kiddos. Most days they are four of the most creative, inspiring, hilarious kids you will meet, and some days I need a little more of my favorite caffeinated beverage to keep up with them and their antics 😂
- that favorite caffeinated beverage would be Diet Coke
- You will only find fake plants in my house because, despite my best efforts, I always kill the live variety
- If you see me disappear for a couple of days it usually means I am working on my other feed @calligrabasics 💗 There I get to work with my awesome #calligrabesties @mintedstyle @thetenpost and @itskateshandwriting, developing new lettering challenges every week and looking through all the beautiful pieces posted to the hashtags each week. That feed is truly a labor of love, and I am so grateful and am able to get to know so many talented artists through it.
Thank you to each of you that has followed along on my journey and all the new followers that have just joined in on my journey. Your support truly means the world to me. I would love to get to know some of the followers of my feed, so if you can write a comment telling me one (or a couple!) things about you!
Thought I’d join in on the #nationalhandwritingday fun! Although it was yesterday, it seems like there’s a week-long celebration and there are so many incredible posts and talented fellow handletterers posting for this week. .
This is the difference between my *slow* handwriting and hand lettering. I will admit, when I’m writing quickly my handwriting is definitely not as pretty!
Writing love letters. 💕 @gaby_lara10 😘 sorry to spoil your surprise, but this post is in honor of national handwriting day (yesterday)! 01.23.2018 (23.01.2018)
Translates to: "We were meant for each other." 😊
"...and she didn't know where
or how it would appear,
but she knew, deep within her,
it would show itself
in the form of something
Also featuring my normal handwriting ❤
In honor of National Handwriting Day! The first time I started to care about my handwriting was in 5th grade when I saw some girl write her “a” in a fancy way and I just HAD to do it too! Since then, I’ve been learning from other handwriting/lettering styles and am still continuing to figure out my own style 😊
Week 3: #calligrabasics#cb_handwriting#cb_handwriting2018