Your Handwriting As Art – Part 2

In yesterday’s post, I showed you some examples of using your handwriting to create collage papers.

Today, I’d like to show you an example of using your handwriting to create a completed piece of art.  (I did my art piece in my journal).

I  was inspired by a poem by Mary Oliver, titled; “Freshen The Flowers, She Said…” to create my handwriting as art from her book; Why I Wake Early:


I wrote her poem on paper in several directions with different pens and colors on watercolor paper that had previous drips of paint to create the collage paper for the vase.

For the table top, I wrote directly on the background paper.

I used scrap paper from the paint scrape technique for the flowers…  You can read more about that technique here: Scraping Paint…


I added some details with a permanent black Sharpie pen and a grey Tombow pen to create shadows.  I added highlights with a yellow Tombow marker.

Additional details were added with  a yellow Posca pen, pencil and Micron black .01 pen for foliage between the flowers.

I really like how this one turned out!  What do you think?

Cheers!  🙂

P.S. I will show you other ideas for handwriting inspiration in future posts.

20 responses to “Your Handwriting As Art – Part 2

  1. I like it too! Lots of dimension. (K)

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  2. Awesome, Jill! 😀
    I love this! ❤️🌺🌸

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  3. Oh I LOVE this Jill!! You’ve given me ideas!

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  4. Jill…your writing and collage art pops off the page. I’m smiling for you and the fun you must be having. I also like to use scraps of painted paper.

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  5. i LOVE THIS SO MUCH!!! You are getting ready for our new Lenoe shop! I am throughly enjoying Where the Sidewalk Ends BTW – crazy I’ve never read it. It’s a classic – and has become a FAVE!

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  6. Very lovely Jill….

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  7. Love this idea Jill. This would be fun to do in one of my journals. Thanks for sharing!

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  8. I love it, Jill! 😍 Beautiful!! Yeah, your handwriting is far nicer than mine though…. hehe… I can barely write my name without getting so distracted it comes out looking like a ransom note. 😊

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    • Haha! 😄 Thanks for the chuckle!! Funny, I really enjoyed writing messy in some of the collage papers I created over the weekend. So freeing to color outside the lines so to speak! 😮 Thanks Charlie for your nice comments. ❤️

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