Over the course of the winter 2015 semester I have been requires to work on a personal arts project. The art was the students choice, and I chose weaving. I chose weaving because I had been seeing a lot of woven tapestries and or wall hangings come up in home decor magazines, style blogs, Instagram, Pinterest, and so on. I thought it would be cool to learn a skill that happens to be a DIY art trend right now. So, here I am, wrapping up my art project that I have been working on for an entire semester.
here where my goals I set out before starting the project:
The first few weeks of Feb.
Try my hand at weaving, and try to get a feel for it. Complete a woven wall piece to mark my “starting point”
The first week in march
Complete a second wall piece, hopefully improving on skills
The middle of march (maybe the 16th)
Complete a third wall piece this time incorporating some type of pattern or shapes within the composition of the piece.
The last week of march
Complete one last wall piece that will incorporates everything I have learned, hopefully exemplifying some skill improvement.
Although a requirement for this project, setting up goals before hand allowed to me to stay on track and have a game plan for what this project would look like while continuing to participate in my other classes and just generally live my life, considering a social life ( lets be honest I am a student, i don’t have much of a social life haha) and my work schedule.
Over the course of the semester my goals and plans shifted slightly. I originally wanted to incorporate a more complex pattern or design in my hangings, but it made more sense to me to master the style I was originally practicing before trying a new style.
Hey guys, as I am nearing the end of my learning project I wanted to invite you to check out my Pinterest board that I have been using to organize all my resources it has been a secret weapon of mine that really helped me, so click here and check it out! Please also check out my Instagram account, made specifically for my hand lettering online project.
It is no secret that I am a Pinterest addict! I basically use it like it’s google sometimes, it’s like my go to search engine. Over the last few days I have found some awesome sites that have and will help me a little bit more in my hand lettering. I found this site that may help me take my hand-lettering to the next level if I choose to take it here! I think it is cool to consider digitizing my art… I mean, this is class about technology.
As I was browsing through the hand- lettering category on Pinterest I found Skillshare. It is a great site that brings leaners and creators together hosting several tutorials and classes on many different forms of arts and craft. Lucky for me I found the digitizing hand-lettering tutorial! This was like winning the lottery for me. Being to take my art digital is something I get really want to learn about. So I have decided to join this class for the month, it will only cost me about ten dollars per month ( if I decide to continue after this one month). I hoping I can learn from these classes and hopefully produce some pieces. I will keep you posted on whether or not I have success in my digitizing journey!
I have been searching high and low on every inch of the internet for the best hand lettering tutorials that might possibly make me a pro ( wishful thinking ). Here are some of the site and videos I have found that I haven’t talked about yet!
2. This video with some cool techniques I haven’t seen before
there is also this video made by the same person. It is cool to see this type of lettering, but other than just watching there isnt much to learn from the video. I still used it anyway because it is a form of lettering I want to try!
3. 9000 things – A DIY , Design and Handmade Blog By Ali Nichole
this is an awesome site that shows me how she make her work digital; super useful I definitely want to try this out!
I also found this video from moeglydesign.com . I also really love his site. Do check it out, you wont regret it, I guarantee. By December I hope I can pull something like this off!
Stay tuned for another post as I use these sites to help me create to rad pieces! And if you have ever come across any useful tutorials please let me know, and comment below!