I've always loved art: the colors, the message, painting, and just the process of creating. In particular, word art has always stolen my heart. Calligraphy is one way to express and share what is inside you but sometimes it is just too constraining. That is when whimsical lettering kicks in...no right way and no rules.
My current mentors are Joanne Sharpe who tells you SO much in her book The Art of Whimsical Lettering, and Steve Kafka, motorcycle lettering painter on You Tube. Look them up.
Here is a peak inside my sketchbook... hastily created PRACTICE samples, some inspired by Joanne and some just my own morning scribbles. I haven't given Steve ' s technique a try yet but when I do, I'll post the outcomes.