In Miriam Schulman’s “Artpreneur Affirmations” I did what the affirmation recommended and embraced my inner weirdo.
Her work was full of lemons and leaves in the background. Mine? Not so much.
This lettering style is one that I’ve really come to love. “Weirdo” had to be inside something other than the box with the rest so “inner” is a shelter for the weirdo.
I followed her two color mandate. The pen squiggles came from another doodler several days ago. The dangling hair pen swipes are with the same Bic ballpoint, but held very lightly and whipped out and down quickly. Using the pen that way was very similar to the way I’d used the palette knife in my Moleskine last night.
The “I” in weirdo transecting the lower edge of the frame is a joyful detail for me. By embracing their inner weirdo, anyone can pierce the mundane constructs—not a new idea, but we seem to forget it so easily.
Civilization is built to drag us back to a norm…not and entirely bad thing, but that “I” still brings me joy.