Hello lovely people! So, I am getting back on the blogging train and I figured I would catch some of you up on a project that I started this summer. I call it #mylittleredbook for obvious reasons...
When I was in New York I picked up a small, red Moleskin notebook at the MOMA shop 1. Because I love a good Moleskin and 2. Because the notebook I brought with me was falling apart. It ended up becoming a project I love. I had one day to myself where I was able to wander the city (probably my favorite day from that trip) and I ended up in Bryant Park. I got some soft serve and sat at a picnic table and just people watched. It was a perfect day out so I whipped out my fresh Moleskin and lettered "Bryant Park" with some floral doodles. I had such a great response from my fellow Instagrammers that I started lettering the places I was visiting in the city - Central Park, The East River, etc.
After I came home, I decided I would keep it going. Every trip I went on I made sure to bring along My Little Red Book (and of course my trusty Micron). This Moleskin has travelled along with me to all these different places and has become like a little passport, reminding me of all the fun memories I had during my visit. It's quickly filling up. I guess I'll have to get another one when I reach the end!
For those interested on how I lettered these doodles, I used my favorite Micron (Pigma Graphic 1). I love this pen because it is felt tipped and retains a good point when doing details. I also think it's the perfect thickness. I drew out the words - modern calligraphy style - then faked it a little, by adding thickness to the downstrokes. From there I added the little embellishments on the letters, like an extra stroke, dots, or both! After the letters are done, I add swashes, flowers, or whatever the environment around me looks like. I pretty much fill in every nook and cranny of the page I'm working on. From there, I just awkwardly take a photo of it and IG it! I've had a bunch of people ask me what products I use and I'm happy to share! If y'all like the play-by-plays I'll start including more of them. And be sure to tag me in your lettering adventures!
Follow along with me on IG with my #mylittleredbook hashtag! Thanks for reading & stay beautiful!