Sunday, July 20, 2008

Gothic Arches - Handwriting




I always shy away from using my handwriting or printing on my artwork....and probably for good reason. I don't think that it is particularly beautiful or artistic looking and when I do my hand shakes as I write. However, I would very much like to art journal so I'm going to have to conquer this "block". I am participating in a fairy gothic arch swap and found some wonderful quotations about fairies so I tried my hand at transcribing them by hand. These are my entries for this week's Gothic Arches challenge.

25 comments:

Anonova said...

Oh, I don't think you need to worry about your handwriting at all! It's lovely and works so well with those beautiful arches. Lovely job!!

Bettie said...

Beautiful!!!!!

vintage wil said...

wow.. this is beautiful work !!!

DymphieM said...

I'm so happy for you that you conquered this 'block' Our own handwriting adds so much to our work.
I really like how you followed the lines of the images on the arch. Great work. Thanks for joining GAC this week.

herminesplace said...

Both are gorgeous!!

hilmof said...

Your handwriting is beautiful Heather - the arches are gorgeous

Faye said...

Heather, they are both so gorgeous. And do use your own handwriting more often. It's great.

Jerdleluvsjapan said...

Heather, I could look at your pieces all day! They are brilliant and just gorgeous!

Linda said...

Beautiful gothic arches Heather, can see nothing wrong with the handwriting at all! :)

Marilyn Rock said...

Heather; no worries! I think your handwriting is lovely! I came from the old school of just printing so I don't even have a signature :) These are beautiful pieces!

KardKrazy said...

Another eye-catching piece! Absolutely gorgeous. I just adore that first one.

Kenning Stone said...

Heather, your cards are beautiful, anyway I give more thought to how the writing fits in with the rest of the art/design, or about what it has to say, not so much on the penmanship. Sometimes, I will purposely write illegibly for the right effect. Besides, our handwriting is us, that makes it honest, and that is always beautiful.

Silvia said...

Wow, how wonderful are those arches?! Really great, love the colours.

Shaz said...

beautiful arches heather, really pretty!

Judy said...

So beautiful, Heather, love colours and you writing is just fine, too!
JudyNZ

vivian said...

hello! great blog, and love those fairy arches. I found you through tooties blog. Your handwriting is lovely, I know the feeling though that, if I'm considering using handwriting on something, Im afraid I'll ruin it! we probably worry too much!
anyways, I'll be sure to visit agai and hope you'll stop by to visit my blog sometime! by the way, I live just across lake ontario from you! well, actually across from toronto and Im only an hour from the falls!
have a sweet night!
vivian

Jann said...

And I like the handwriting on them--you did a great job!

Jann said...

Whoops, my first comment didn't print--anyway, I said that I think these are absolutely gorgeous!

Janny said...

They are gorgeous please keep on writing;o)
Lovely your parrot pictures, it put the firt smile on my face today!

KathrynAntyr said...

These are gorgeous. I know how you feel about being timid to write on my artwork. Yesterday I pulled out a beautiful calligraphy set, the pen is hand blown glass, and well I haven't used it much for the same reason as you mention here. I ended up using the calligraphy pen on a different project but did get my arch finished this morning. Your work is beautiful.

Jo Anne O. said...

Hi Heather! Just cruising through your blog as I haven't visited for a while and these lovely arches caught my eye! WOW! Love the composition and the color...very nice!

WendyK said...

These are both fabulous, love the colours and composition

Diane said...

These are really beautiful!

~*~Patty said...

SO Lovely Heather, WOW!

sija said...

Both are fabulous!