It was still Valentine’s Day when I started this one. Day 13 focused on my love for my Valentine (i.e. Hubby), but today I focused on the love of God, the originator and source of all love. As far as the technical aspect goes, I practiced further with shading by first applying the dry color on dry paper, then moving it around with the paintbrush and plenty of water.
For the lettering, this time I used a Faber Castell PITT calligraphy pen, and I filled a 3×6 sheet with practice lines and words before writing on the hearts. Before that, I filled another 3×6 sheet with practice using a brush pen. The brush pen didn’t work so well for me because I have a hard time controlling the pressure on the nib. Someday, with more practice, I’ll get it. I am left-handed, and that does seem to be a handicap of sorts when it comes to writing with this type pen. I won’t say it’s impossible, but it feels unnatural, and the angle at which the pen touches the paper seems awkward.
I did better with the calligraphy pen, but I still need more work. The letter I did not turn out at all like it looked on the practice sheet. I should have given myself more room to draw the swirls so they didn’t touch the actual letter.
1 John 4:19 We love Him, because He first loved us.
I love You, my Lord
For though I am unworthy
Still You loved me first
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A Katauta is a 3-lined Japanese love poem with 17-19 syllables.
The syllabic count is generally 5-7-5 or 5-7-7.
It is considered only half a poem, but two Katautas form a Sedoka.
What’s the difference between a Katauta, a Senryu, and a Haiku?
All 3 of these forms have the same syllabic structure; the difference is the theme.
Haiku is about nature.
Senryu is about human nature.
Katauta is about love.