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Archive for February, 2014

Be Brave

Posted on: February 28th, 2014 by Hannah Beasley 1 Comment

“Say what you wanna say And let the words fall out Honestly I wanna see you be brave With what you want to say And let the words fall out Honestly I wanna see you be brave” – Brave, Sara Bareilles I just really like that song…it’s so fun to sing along to! (and I like the words, too) It’s one of my recent favorites on my Of Monsters and Men / Mumford and Sons / Adele Pandora station. So I thought I’d use a phrase from it for today’s hand lettered design. I think I like how it turned…

Monday Inspiration

Posted on: February 25th, 2014 by Hannah Beasley No Comments

The last week has been the week of calligraphy/hand lettering for me! It’s so fun to start getting into this more – learning and practicing, and practicing some more. I just got the Nikko G nib and feel in love from the first stroke. haha cheese, I know. ;) But seriously, it’s a great nib! It’s stiff enough to make those thin lines easy, but flexible enough to give a nice thick stroke. (Aaaand I got some pretty sweet gold ink today that I am SO excited to start playing with!!) I decided to start something I’m calling #adrawingaday –…

Carly Gelsinger / Blog

Posted on: February 19th, 2014 by Hannah Beasley No Comments

I LOVED this project from start to finish – Carly was truly fun to work with, and we had a great time working out ideas and filling out her site (with the exception of a few minor technical bumps!). She loves neutral tones just like I do (and especially greens) so we ended up using muted green, gray, and dusty purple as her main colors. I hand lettered her header using a Zig clean color brush (as I continue learning I’m finding I prefer a regular brush and ink over a brush marker…however the Zig brush really is a great…

Happy Valentine’s Day

Posted on: February 14th, 2014 by Hannah Beasley 1 Comment

The quote – “My heart is, and always will be, yours.” is from the movie version of Sense and Sensibility, one of my very favorite movies, and one of my very favorite books. (It’s the Emma Thompson version, to be exact. ;) ) It’s the sweetest story that is both tragic and beautiful, and *spoiler!* has a very happy ending. So if you haven’t read/seen it, you should! =) Happy Valentine’s Day!

Monday Inspiration

Posted on: February 10th, 2014 by Hannah Beasley 1 Comment

I love how simple this top left logo is, and yet how solid it really is. It’s amazing how just one or two well placed and thought out elements can make a very memorable design/logo/etc. Simplicity is powerful. {all images via pinterest. clockwise, from top left: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4} So last week I posted this wallpaper that I hand lettered…it was just a spur-of-the-moment thing, as I’ve been trying to work on my lettering and do better. Well, out of curiosity I searched for it by image on Google a few days later, and found that…