I've always had a fascination with typography. I am simply in love the alphabet, handwriting, and vintage signs. I love writing on chalkboards, doodling letter art on notebook paper, and taking on a blank piece of posterboard that calls out for me to fill it up with colorful jumbo-sized messages. For several years, I was actually paid to make hand-written posters for an annual fund-raising event. It took me hours and hours over several weeks each summer, and I loved every second of it.
In high school, I took several art classes. When we got to calligraphy, I was smitten. How can you not love the ink, the pens, and the beautiful shapes created as they mix upon the texture of the paper? A romantic hint of days past, when love letters and legal documents were written by scribes using similar inks and pens. If I remember correctly, I was paid to create place cards for a formal event one year. So long ago! :)
The love has been rekindled as I rediscovered my collection of ink and pens left over from so many years ago. Atop this vintage clipboard, they now have a place of importance in the studio. By keeping them out, there is a much greater chance that they will be used. Maybe for a project, maybe for the holidays, maybe just because. Whenever the creativity calls! :)
Any long lost creative loves that you've forgotten, hidden, or ignored?