A peek inside my sketchbook


I’ve been playing around in my sketchbook this past week practicing my typography skills!  I have always wanted to be able to naturally hand draw typography that just flowed. I guess the only way to get there is to practice and learn more about it!  I’m making all my quote art about crafting and creativity, things that I apply to my life and know others like me would love.  So take a peek into my sketchbook…which one is your fave?


Hope you liked my doodle typography creations!

Until next time Swellions!

Alexa

Putting the pieces together in my living room

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I’m making a huge wall art piece out of these $2 tin signs I bought at Michaels.

I don’t feel like I’m making much work progress on my house, especially when people ask me.  Decorating on top of keeping it clean is just too much for me. LOL.  I have never been particularly DIY about home stuff (hanging pictures, shelving, building stuff). So, I always have to rely on William to help me.  If it’s not simple and basic, I usually don’t attempt it, but I’m trying to break through that.

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99ยข sign I purchased at a local store called Misc Trading Company.

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Here’s a couple prints I picked up at IKEA and Tuesday Morning. 

I have been picking up pieces here and there.  I want to do my living room in all typography!  I guess I must be onto something cause I recently saw Target had a typography home section too.  Anyway, I want to make it cool and not cheesy. Type is very much my thing and I want to embrace it. I think I have what it takes to make it look cool, it’s just taking a while to visualize the setup.  I have a very large living room with a lot of open space.

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Here’s a vintage metal O (I think it went with a Chevron sign) that I picked up at here in Fresno. I had it resting next to a mirror and noticed that it looked really cool when you made the middle of the O a mirror. I like it do you?

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Picking up lots of letters and numbers in different sizes and shapes as I find them.

Wanted to share with you a few of the type pieces I have picked up and am building upon. Sorry about the picture quality. I only get around to blogging at night.  It’s going to take a while longer, but I guess any home DIY/decorating job doesn’t happen overnight.  I’m just taking it one thing at a time!

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A Chanel 5 advertisement I liked mixed in with a car medallion from The Recycling Ethic and a couple of pieces I picked up in Utah during the Snap Conference.

Until next time Swellions!

Alexa

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