I’ve had a wonderful time playing with my pens the last couple of months! I am working on my techniques, as drawing with a ballpoint pen is so different than working in pencil or colored pencil.
I have tried many brands of pens but really love Zebra and Staedtler the best. I also purchased a set of Japanese pens because they include yellow, which is a color that’s hard to come by.
I used the following illustrations to make blank note cards. This was a fun project because I love purses and I love drawing them, too! I used a gold gel pen for the metal and added Swarovski crystals to embellish the cards. I also hand lined all the envelopes with coordinating papers.
Next week is the Chocolate Extravaganza at The Barn at Bay Horse Inn. I’ve worked an incredible number of hours to prepare for this show. I’m not quite sure what to expect but it’s been good to have goals in place. It’s also given me a reason to draw almost every single day. Now that makes me happy!
Do you like note cards that have monograms, illustrations or one that has a more trendy style? I’ve seen so many that have owls or quatrefoils on them this year! I think those are fun things but if I’m going to take the time to hand write a note, I prefer something that is more personal to me.
Please leave a comment and give me your thoughts!