Tattered Past

Tattered Past: My ongoing journey through genealogy, history, writing, self-exploration and art. ~~~ Rita Ackerman

Saturday, April 14, 2012


I am taking Joanne Sharpe's Letter Love art journaling class. It actually ran in February but with the wonderful use of videos and pdfs the class remains open.

Here's a couple of the pages I have done for this class.
The first one she suggested using pan pastels but since I don't have any I used chalks and rubbed them in really well with a rag. I'm very happy with how they turned out.
I still haven't gotten the knack of going from the top to the bottom of each space with all the letters.

This next one was a lot of fun using all types of markers.
I had so much fun I made postcards for each of the grandsons with their names. They seemed to like them although Jessica said one of them was pretty tattered by the time it got there.

I look forward to more lettering fun as I finish the class and go on to
"do it my way."


  1. Rita--your pages are so colorful. I love those postcards! I've got to get back to this class. I am not very good at "practicing" things

    1. Thank you, Janet. I'm not very good at practicing either but there is something very soothing about alphabets. I especially love the latter classes with handwriting alphabets.

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    1. Thank you, Monica. I should have scanned the ones I did for the boys. Fun stuff!


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