WOYWW 158 – lettering journal


Hello WOYWW-ers.  Click and see the best Mr Linky list around, and your passport to worldwide desks and the inspiration they contain.

Hope you had a great week.  I did eventually sort out my posting last week (I have NO IDEA what is happening with WordPress but it’s been doing weird things for days now) but then threw my back out.  I think it was a WOYWW person who told me once you have a REALLY bad episode like I had at Christmas, you can expect more problems and it looks like that is true.  Not severe, but note likely to put me out flat for a couple of days after doing anything too strenuous.

I had hoped to lead off with the ATC from Patsy in the Philippines but it’s still not arrived from its long journey.  The back-up I mentioned yesterday?  A lovely surprise return ATC from my send-to gal Neet! So pretty.

Now, on to my desk – OMG my entire room is shocking.

The rest of the room is just as bad as my desktop.  But I did my lettering for the Letter Love class and it’s not horrible. As I said yesterday my lettering is sort of a riff on Dr Stranglove’s subtitle (…or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb) although I may still play around with another version that is more exactly the title, like or how I learned to stop worrying and just WRITE .  It uses one of the techniques from the video, although it wasn’t  a new one to me even then, which may be why I felt confident starting out with this one.  It’s lettering within lines.  I really need a better paint pen.  Mine is spitting and skipping a lot now.  I use it a lot.

I need to fill the bottom edge a bit more – it’s looking too bare to me.

(ARGH.  WHY does WordPress insist on downloading little .php files and refusing to let me upload photos or access my media library??)

And a bit of a close-up so you can see ALLLLLL the mistakes LOL!

I think I’m going to like this class, but no WAY I will finish it in 29 days. Have a great WOYWW – I’m looking forward to hopping round to yours!



39 thoughts on “WOYWW 158 – lettering journal

  1. beautiful book cover! I don’t mind the mess at all:)

  2. Fabulous idea for a journalling class, hope you have fun x
    Sophie #68

  3. Super lettering, fab post and pics too. Take care & enjoy this week’s snooping, am going for the better late than never approach this week! Zo xx 56

  4. Howdy,
    Happy WOYWW! Fun desk – great letter love!!!

    Would love for you to stop by my blog – and take the poll while you’re visiting.


  5. Hi MaryAnne! I love your journal with the lettering! It’s so lively and colourful and the lettering is fab, fab, fab! I normally read your posts on my mobile (which doesn’t let me comment unfortunately) but today I thought I’d drop by on the PC so I could actually say ‘Hi’. Keep going with the lettering course, I think it will all look lovely. I’m almost tempted to join in myself, but I’ve got so much going on at the moment I don’t think I’ll do it any justice.

    Thanks for sharing
    Scrappydiva (#125)

  6. Love your journal cover and the title totally makes me laugh! I said I’d love to see a handwriting analyst sometime. I write different ways on on different days. Maybe a multiple personality thing?!! ha ha. I think the flaws and mistakes are what makes hand lettering so much fun, especially if you are doing whimsical lettering. #147

  7. Happy WOYWW! MaryAnn. What a fun ATC from Neet. I could use lessons on how to love my handwriting…Uggh! Thanks for sharing!

  8. love everything you do and my first visit here. As a result i joined pinterest. i will visit your web many times as I too am a Stampotique fan and your projects are awesome, inspiring and oh can i have more hours in the day. #127

  9. No wordpress problems on this side of the pond! In fact, I’ve only ever had one problem with it in almost four years. Sorry to hear about your back, yep, once you’ve hurt it it will plague you forever! Love the Letters journal but I’m really taken with your earlier posts on the fun foam stamps, looks like brilliant fun.

    Brenda 107

  10. Just loving your blog this week – very helpful hints on the foam stamps (must get making some of my own) and your journalling is just fine! Good luck with the class…. ohh, and thanks for stopping by!

  11. I love the way you did your letters! Lovely book in the making. Hope your week is going great!
    Glenda #96

  12. Your How to Learn to Love etc front cover had me chortling into my cuppa!! It looks pretty damn fine to me, even when you did zoom in for a good close up of your mistakes!
    I really hope your back starts co-operating again – unfortunately it only seems to be rest that sorts it out. …. not fun at all 😦
    Hugs, LLJ #1 xx

  13. Love your handwriting, and that you did the Love Lettering course which I’ve been eyeing off recently. Wish I’d found it sooner. You inspire me to follow up and see whether I can do it on-line in my own time.
    Thanks for sharing
    Ros #9.

  14. About the link thing…is hotlink the link that comes up when you leave a comment? If it is, then for time immemorial, this link has taken you to the users profile page…I assumed it was just what blogger does….maybe it’s a setting…..oh god.

    • I think if you leave it alone it does as you say, adds the link to the profile. BUT you can edit it (and lots do) so it provides a link to your blog rather than the profile. Maybe it is a setting, and I am clueless on Blogger tools, but it is so much easier if the blog link is there. When reading my email I can click on the link an go right to the blog to comment, which is fast. And I am all about the fast 🙂


  15. Ooh I like your journal cover, lovely colours and texture. I always mess up paint pens cos I’m too impatient waiting for the paint to appear! 😦
    Helen S #23

  16. Love your journal. I really want to be able to do the wonderful lettering. Love it. #90

  17. Your lettering looks great, sounds like a course I need to do!
    Laura 78

  18. Oops sorry – forgot my number! #71!

  19. That sounds like an amazing class! I really love your title and the front of your journal 😀

  20. Your lettering looks really fab. Love the one made with the lines, but the word ‘letter’ in circles I love most. Well done! Bye, Franka

  21. Think I NEED this class too – I love lettering but need to learn how to do it – and to this level – wowee!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hugs, Neet xx

  22. Think this is one on-line class I may have to sign up for – your lettering is fab, and I can’t see any mistakes at all.
    Ann B

  23. Oh my gosh, I love LOVE your journal cover. Hope there’s no more problems for you, though I’m with you on the WordPress issues.

    Happy WOYWW

    Zoe #12

  24. Hi Mary Ann Love the Lettering! I too don’t like my handwriting much so I might have to give the course a go too! I have just treated myself to Tim H’s Creative Chemistry one so I had better do that first. WOYWW Hugs from Helen 14

  25. I love your journal cover!
    Aeryn @ #57

  26. Just popped back to say, yes, it is a perpetual calendar. A x #30

  27. That sounds like such a very cool class! I think I might just investigate!
    LOVE your book cover and your desk makes me feel right at home!
    Happy WOYWW

  28. I think your lettering looks very nice. Get to feeling better! Hope you have a great week and thanks for sharing. Vickie #42

  29. Everything looks fine to me… the lettering.
    I also ‘did’ my back a few years ago and it has never been the same since. I’ve had to stop gardening as I cannot lift anything too heavy or bend now – have to be extremely careful with whatever I do and it’s such a nuisance. Good luck with yours.

  30. Im reading but having trouble commenting from my iPad, so have resorted to PC for goodness yo’re prolific – this hand writing course sounds fab, I love the cover of your exercise book – already looks like you passed the course!! So sorry about your know its about resting, right?

  31. Your lettering is great! I need to have some lessons….. Happy WOYWW, Helen #3

  32. I can’t see any mistakes…looks good to me from here!

  33. aaah it looks great to me so dont fret
    Bridget #13

  34. That is a great ATC from Neet and love the lettering on your journal too. Happy WOYWW, Anne x #30

  35. your lettering is fabby,and looks good on the cover 🙂
    have a fab crafty week
    kay #25

  36. I love the Letter Love class.I haven’t done it justice yet, as I’ve had a few health issues.But the beauty of this class is that you have it on file and can take it up again whenever you like!You have made a really good start.Reckon you’ll get a lot out of the course.It’s exciting as the lessons come through.
    Judy # 22

  37. I love your play with letters. Cool!

  38. Hi there Maryann ah had one from Neet too today beleive it or not – you took a much better photo than me thanks for sharing and happy WOYWW!!
    Mr Kinky (er LinkY) has not come to the party yet over at Julia’s so will put my link below. I am loving your big card methods, dont comment much but get your posts in my inbox – thanks for sharing, Shaz in oz.x

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