Next up for my Life Book catch-up session was a bonus lesson by Joanne Sharpe. Sharpe had taken one of the first ever Life Book lessons I did and I had enjoyed it immensely, especially the liberating message that my own handwriting was good enough for my art. Since I still have not gotten around to developing my skills with typography, it was good to have that reinforced. The focus of the lesson was on using either a paint brush or water brush with watercolour as a tool for writing and to write empowering or inspirational words and phrases on a full sized piece of paper and on smaller cards.
I did both projects and it was pleasingly quick to create them. My Dad is a very skilled and experienced painter of vehicles including an ability to do sign-writing by hand. Apparently I have not inherited his ability to write in straight lines or to achieve consistency because my text is very skew-wiff on the page. Never mind. I enjoyed the lesson and certainly feel more confident with writing with a paint brush than I did before. I also think I have potential to develop my skills to achieve greater precision.