Winter 2019-2020 (while I was still not smoking!), I was busy kerning and designing various quotations and lyrics. I had fun picking favorite sentences from books or movies, and I loved playing around with the various letter types I have in my collection. From: John Green, Turtles All The Way Down From: Hank Green, An Absolutely Remarkable Thing From: Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice From: Victor/Victoria, song Crazy World, sung by Julie Andrews, lyrics Leslie Bricusse, melodie Henry Mancini
RTFM, best repeated to colleagues who keep asking the same questions which of course are already clearly explained on your company’s intranet.
Creating something tangible yourself makes for a great little gifts to give to friends. It’s slightly sneaky because of course they have to like it: you made it especially for them!
And suddenly I was very glad to have a hobby that could keep me occupied the day my mother was operated to have a kidney removed which would be transplanted to my cousin!
First little piece of embroidery finished, I wanted to create something more substantial. Using grap paper to help me sketch out the placement of letter and words, I decided a nice quotation would do the trick. Of course, a simple quotation is a hard find. I wanted something with ‘words’. Margaret Atwood to the rescue! A Word after a word after a word is Power. I also downloaded many alphabet samples to extend my font library, and I discovered that kerning with letters using only little blocks can be tricky.
Paging Mom! Paging Mom! Am in desperate need of a new hobby: one where I don’t necessarily look and gaze at screens all day. One where I make something that is tangible and that I can do outside of work hours. My mother was good enough to loan me some cloth and a few colors. She gave me a short instruction and I was off to try to create something in cross stitch embroidery.