Monday, December 5, 2011

The Letter E

E is for Evergreen

Come to think of it there are four E's in the word evergreen. In this case I was inspired by the yew evergreen bushes that grew in the front of the house where I grew up. The red berries are poisonous but pretty. Also I  am most certainly influenced by the holiday feel of December. 

H A P P Y   H O L I D A Y S 

Monday, November 28, 2011

The Letter F

Finally the letter F!  I feared I would never get this one done.

This time I thought to add some text:

The fetching feline in the fire red frock and fedora with the feather and flower hoped for fair weather.
Although the forecast was fair, she feared foul climate and brought an umbrella.

Monday, October 10, 2011

The Letter G

The letter G is for gazing at a giant globe of geography.

These get tougher and tougher. I think I was influenced on the map and globe trends I have been seeing on many home decor blogs. Six more letters to go. 

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

The Letter H

One's home should be one's castle...and the letter H seem to make a nice one. Now only 7 more letters to go. Any ideas for letter G?

Friday, July 29, 2011

The Letter I

I is for Ironing for which I am board...

I was kind of blank on this one. They get harder and harder to do. So I started to leaf through the dictionary and came across the word iron which of course lead to ironing board. Not one of my favorite activities, but I am sure many relate. 

Thursday, July 21, 2011

The Letter J

J is for Jump Rope

I was looking through some old photos and found one of me in pigtails. Of course the next thought was of jump rope. 

Mary Janes, those black patent leather shoes with the strap with the white anklet socks were all the rage for five and six year olds.

Friday, June 24, 2011

The Letter K

The Letter K was inspired by Charles M. Schulz of Peanuts fame. I kept thinking of the "kite eating tree" he wrote about and illustrated. Of course there has to be a kitty for K as well. The red bird is not quite a kookaburra sitting in the old gum tree, but he still may have a sense of humor.

Friday, June 3, 2011

The Letter L

L has been a puzzle. Lilac? Lad? Lion? I so like the L shape when it has a script like shape rather than the right angle it presents as a font.

Leaf came to mind when playing with a font that made shapes. Actually it was a M or N that gave me a leaf shape. The rest just evolved. The ladybug or two was the final touch I couldn't resist.

It would seem I can't make up my mind on color...

 Or background!!!

Please vote for your favorite! I would enjoy hearing from you on any illustrated letter ideas.

Meantime I will now ponder K.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The Letter M

 This is the idea I had before I started the letter N. Since mustaches are trendy, it seemed fitting to do a mustache "M".  Of course he is singing music which also connects with "M". He is rather a goofy character, but I suppose that is why I like him.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

The Letter N

Musical notes came to mind for this letter N. What better than notes on sheet music. Norm and I came up with this idea at the Stone House Grill on Center Ridge while doodling on a napkin. 

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

The Letter O

t h e   d e l i c i O u s   d O u g h n u t

Since I started this project, it is a growing dilemma on how to design the next letter. This time it was the inspiration of food or lack of it so to speak. I have been trying to eat healthier and of course am plagued by visions of these sugary delights! 

Thursday, March 3, 2011

The Letter P

At first I was thinking of using a petunia for my letter P inspiration, but then I spied a poppy in a catalogue and thought why not?

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The Letter Q

I'm in the mood for pink. Maybe it has to do with the grayness of winter. 

These letters keep evolving into different looks although still pretty graphic. Sixteen more letters to go. What will the letter "P" inspire?

Monday, January 17, 2011

The Letter R

Maybe it is because Valentine's Day is approaching. Maybe it is because I am working on Valentine's Day at work. It just sort of evolved.