Friday, January 13, 2012

Flourish Friday - Procrastination Quote

©Jane Farr Calligraphy & Design LLC

My kids are back at Purdue University, and so I am back to writing them letters each week.  No doubt this quote made them roll their eyes. :)  I made the marbled paper at the Round Robin during the 2009 IAMPETH Convention in Nashville.  It was an acrylic paint in shaving cream technique. I'm sure you could find an online tutorial for it, if you're interested.  I used a Zebra G nib and Winsor & Newton Designer's Gouache.  I used blue ZIG markers for the envelopes (Brushable, Writer and Wink of Stella).

I hope you've had a great week!
I'm sorry I haven't been around to visit all my favorite bloggers lately. I need to get out more! :)


  1. That is so great that you write your kids every week. They will cherish those letters. I love that quote and I can just bet you that your kids won't roll their eyes! Have a wonderful weekend, Jane.

  2. Let them roll their eyes! They are lucky to receive your beautiful work. Love the marbled paper, and the blue is yummy. Thanks for brightening up my Friday!

  3. Beautiful Jane!!! Nice that they will have these hand written treasures!

  4. I love the marbled paper and love the quote. What a great mom you are! Thanks for sharing your beautiful work!

  5. Gorgeous paper and I love the quote. I know they will treasure this piece and the good advice too! Happy weekend.

  6. Hi Jane,
    BEAUTIFUL letters to your children... they might roll their eyes, but deep down I think they'll be really thrilled to receive your beautiful sentiments... I found out my son has kept every card/envelope I've made and sent him over the years at school! Who'd have though?!? :D
    Thanks for the info on the marbling technique... it's really lovely! I'm going to look for it now!

  7. i think it's so fabulous that you're pen pals with your kids.....and i'll bet they absolutely LOVE seeing those gorgeous envelopes in their mailbox!! i love the way you've lettered this quote (no rolling of the eyes here!!!). xoxo

  8. Hello there, Jane! Sorry I haven't visited YOU lately! I love this quote and what you did with it on the shaving cream marbled papers!!! Someone demo'd it for the CCC back when I first became a member and I thought it was so much fun.

    And how cool that your children get to receive such beautiful letters from home while they're away at school. I'll bet they're the talk of the dorm. :-)

    Hope you're doing well. Didn't see a Newberry entry from you this year!!! (I was a juror.) Perhaps next year???????


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