For the past few years, I have been choosing a word for the year. This words serves as a beacon for how I want the year to go. In order to keep my intentions visible, I create art journal pages around my word. For this page, I experimented with all the ways I could write my words for the year "light."
You can do this exercise as well. See how many different "fonts" you can come up with in your art journal.. I like to do it first in pen and then "color in" my words. This gives me something to do with my hands and I find the process very meditative and satisfying.
I chose the word light this year because it has so many different meanings. I want to be light this year in the sense of not heavy, less serious, more playful. I like the way light means you have insight.
In my online class, Painting with Words, we worked on ideas and techniques for doodling and embellishing our lettering. Look at the wonderful pages shown here.
1. Art by Maureen VanDeusen
2. Art by Cassandra Irwin
3. Art by Bronny Koch
4. Art by Linda DeRosa
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Hello! I'm Miriam Schulman and I create mixed media art to tell stories. I also teach other people how to craft their stories with art. I give them the techniques they need to get the results they desire which brings more joy to their lives.
My art has been published by Somerset Studio, Art of Man and the New York Times among others and collected by an international audience. When I'm not working on art in my studio, you'll find me in a museum spending time with friends or family. Explore my art at SchulmanArt.com or join the fun at TheInspirationPlace.net