Today Needs a Whole Latte Prayer – hand lettering

"Today needs more coffee and a whole latte prayer" hand lettered illustration

This piece has been grown and tweaked over the last few months.  Just when I thought I knew how I wanted it or what I was going to do, something wouldn’t fit and I’d have to rework it.

"Today needs more coffee and a whole latte prayer" hand lettered illustration

I originally planned to do it on watercolor paper and use a wash for a more colorful background, but as I worked with the piece and saw holes where I wanted to add more visual interest, I decided instead on the little icon drawings.  Those seemed to lend themselves more to colored pencils (another media I had on hand).

"Today needs more coffee and a whole latte prayer" hand lettered illustration

In the end, I am pleased with the simple look and clean lines of the black and white with just a couple pops of color.  The piece was hand lettered in artist marker on card stock.  The images were colored with colored pencil.

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A Frustrated Mommy and a Good Reminder

I have six children, ages 11-2, and I am homeschooling most of them on one level or another.  We are home together all day every day and I love it!  There are days (weeks?) when I do have to remind myself that I love it.  One such day, I had texted some of my frustrations to my sweet husband and he replied with this: “She who is faithful with littles will be rewarded with their trust.”

It isn’t an exact quote of Luke 16:10, but it does borrow the feel of it.  And he’s right.  It’s days like that one (and this one if I’m honest) that I need to remember that it is the daily being faithful in the little things that will get me where I want to go… holding the hearts of my little ones.

Original hand lettering done with ink and colored pencil on card stock in the Fall of 2016. 

 

 

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