Saturday, November 7, 2009

Hobby Lobby Goodies and AEDM

After breakfast at Bob Evans (yum) and running errands with the hubster yesterday, we drove to East Lansing to the Hobby Lobby. My intention was to purchase a few calligraphy pens. I am signed up for a class in creative lettering in one of the Yahoo groups to which I belong and wanted to play a bit before it starts.

I had the money I earned from tutoring Statistics on Tuesday afternoon and that was earmarked for art supplies. I can't believe all the things I was able to purchase and stay within my $45 limit.

The Pitt calligraphy pens were actually buy a package of three (cranberry, black and sepia) and get a package of three black caligraphy pens free. I think they saw me coming . The papers were in the clearance section and were either 21 or 24 cents.

When I got home and unpacked I opened my pens and found they had a practice sheet inside, so I copied a bit of what they had and am not altogether displeased with the results. What do you think?

I think I have to work on my slant, but this looks so much better than my usual printing, I am really encouraged and can't wait for the creative lettering class to start.

And as if that wasn't enough goodness for a day, when the mail came I had a package from my dear friend, Fannie, with a Moleskine inside. She had a giveaway on her blog last week and when I signed up for a chance to win, I mentioned that I had never owned a Moleskine. I didn't win, but she sent me one anyway. I have the most wonderful online friends and just wish I could meet them. If you don't know Fannie, be sure to check out her blog by clicking on her name above. She has some lovely art on her blog and is involved in a wide variety of mediums - some really lovely quilt blocks among other things.

It is Saturday and I am meeting my Statistics tutee at Panera's this morning and then have the little girls for most of the day. It is supposed to be warmer with sun today. Maybe we can get the girls outdoors to play in the back yard. They love playing outdoors and it is so good for them.

Gotta go. I am trying heat on my left upper arm this morning. I absolutely cannot believe how badly it still hurts. Maybe I can forget about it if I put heat on it and concentrate on the morning crossword puzzle.

See you!


  1. Ooh!I LOVE Calligraphy. Fabulous!

  2. ooooh! Calligraphy is fun....
    we learned how to do calligraphy instead of cursive when I was in junior high.

    I hope you have great success!

  3. Isn't Fannie something? She overwhelms me with all she can do - I can't keep up with her that's for sure. She always makes people feel good.

    Let's see what you fill your new journal with - a little creative writing perhaps?

  4. I think your calligraphy is really good.... online calligraphy class? where? hugs, nancy

  5. Oh, I'm an MSU alumni! Your mention of East Lansing brings back fond memories, I haven't been there since 1995, and certainly there was no Hobby Lobby!!!

    Very cool finds.

    The calligraphy is fab. It's one of the things that I gave up because I couldn't master it. LOL


  6. I love calligraphy!!!
    When I was in high school we had a class once a week on writing skills. It was a catholic girls school and the nuns felt it was an important skill to have! All my thank you notes were very elegant for awhile!!!
    FYI, you won the "doghouse" piece on my giveaway. Please send your address!!!

  7. Wow, I'm fascinated by calligraphy and penmanship skills...probably because I have horrid handwriting. I have a dip pen as well, but can't seem to get the hang of it to write anything. I see you have progressed already - keep at it!

  8. Hi, Vicki. Like your girl sketch in the other post, including your patterns. Very nice.

    Learning calligraphy has been on my "To-Do" list for many years. I have yet to master it, but enjoy pretending through letterforms. Enjoy the learning process. You're doing great.

    Hope you're enjoying your weekend. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Congratulations on all the wonderful things you have aquired to make art. Can't wait to see it all in action.