Our guest post today is Jana of Tangled Pen. Before we get to Jana's elegant artwork, I must apologize. Jana's post was originally going to run the week of Independence Day here in the states and we had worked out a perfect plan well in advance. But then I got overwhelmed with life + vacation + index-card-a-day + therefore this guest post, like the others in the week ahead, have been gathering in my email inbox. I so appreciate these artful contributions and apologize to each artist for the delay!
So without further ado.... Jana!
I'm so glad and honored that I was invited again for guest posting here, Tammy! Thank you! As some of you may have already seen, I'm trying to get better with my calligraphy skills and therefore I stress some of my index cards with ink and nib... So I thought a quote from one of our founding fathers, lettered with ink and nib would be very appropriate for Independence Day... I hope you agree!
I used a multicolored pencil (red, white, and blue - borrowed from my children's supplies) for the background. I didn't know for sure if or how the ink would write on this kind of material. I was afraid the background could be too oily and the ink would not adhere. It was a bit too slick at times and some letter forms are not perfect, but I like the outcome of the card itself - I call this successful experiment :) In this sense, I hope you have fun experimenting when using the index cards, even if some pieces you work on are not turning out the way you imagined. Remember, there are no mistakes in art, but there's always something one can learn from.