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I love watching those little Instagram videos of all those people that can do brushlettering so well.  I only wish I can be as talented as all those people.

One thing they always emphasize when people ask them how they do it is “practice.”  They practice all the time.  They are always writing, they are always honing their craft.

I’ve always wanted to try it.

I was lucky enough to find a very inexpensive ($1.99) brush pen at a small Japanese shop inside of a mall we visited last weekend.  Needless to say, I was very excited and you can see the video where I show the pen and my first impressions here (don’t forget to ‘like’ the page too!).

I’m very much in love with the pen and I love practicing whenever I get a free moment.

UntitledI’ve been starting off with the alphabet and some simple sentences.

Random fact:  I spent an entire summer writing down “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog” until my mom approved of my writing.  I guess I can credit her when people compliment my penmanship.

I actually enjoy writing with that brush pen.  I’m still getting used to manipulating the strokes and remember when to do thick and thin lines.  It’s definitely a process and practice really does help make things easier.

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I’m also trying to string the letters together and form words.  It’s a very different feeling with the pen to form words than just drawing letters.

Every day gets a little easier.  Figuring out how to hold the brush pen and how to move the brush pen is getting a little easier.  And I know that as I continue to practice, I will eventually develop my own style and flair to the brushlettering.  It just takes a little time.  I can’t wait to look back at these old writings and see how much my style has changed and improved (I hope!).

I do plan on participating in some Instagram lettering challenges next month.  Any recommendations?

I’ve always loved watching people write with a brush using their water colors.  I always felt like I couldn’t do it, or that my writing was never good enough.

I still don’t think I’m anywhere near as good as those people I watch on Youtube, but I’m starting to like what I create.

This is how I came up with this next card set:  Assorted Brush Script Card Set

UntitledEach card is hand scripted by me using watercolors on white cardstock.  Each card is blank inside so that you can add your own personalized message inside.

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Each card set is made to order so please allow 1-2 weeks after receiving the payment for your set to be shipped out.

Like all things handmade, the items you receive may not look exactly like what you see in the photo.  There will be some slight variations, but that’s the beauty of handmade, right?  Every item is one of a kind!!

This card set is $20 plus $5 for shipping.

I hope you like it!  You will be seeing it posted on Etsy soon.

If you have any questions, or would like to see specific cards or cardsets made, please do not hesitate to leave me a comment below and we can get the conversation started!


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