May Artist of the Month: @fontness

May Artist of the Month: @fontness

VersaChalk Artist of the Month this May- @Fontness

Tell us a little about yourself.  How did you get started?

Hello creative friends :) I'm Clairly, the fun-loving creative behind @fontness. I’m from the Netherlands but I also partly live in Germany. I speak English, German and a little French.

I’m very 'Font' of Lettering & Watercolor (see how I chose my account name ;)). My feed is full of all kinds of colorful creative things in the field of pens, inks & watercolor. 

Actually, I've always been creative. From an early age I have been blessed with a rich imagination. One of my favorite pastimes was drawing and writing on my large chalkboard (honestly true!). I also had very creative parents so always enough inspiration and time to craft!

I've always loved making homemade cards and pimping up my school diary (then buying a new one and starting from scratch ha ha). As I got older and got busy with work and well... Life, my artistic pursuits faded into the background. Until luckily I got the chance to rediscover my creativity and started my own Instagram account in 2016. It has been an amazing journey ever since. 

What do you love most about being a lettering artist/calligrapher?

I love to explore and experiment with the many creative possibilities out there! I like to change material, color or medium! The variety ensures that I keep challenging myself creatively and it’s very exciting and stimulating! I've also discovered that I can do things that I didn't expect myself (like drawing ;))! But especially the friendships I've made in this community and the amazing collaborations with many other talented, kind artists around the world. I never thought it would be such an enrichment and I am very grateful for everything it has brought me so far!

What do you like to do in your spare time / Fun facts about yourself! 

Unfortunately I don't have the opportunity to pursue a hobby as intensively as this one. I wish! Well, I'm a huge plant lover! I really enjoy propagating all kinds of plants. However, our house is starting to look more and more like a jungle because the plants are getting way too big and I have way too many!

Meanwhile, there is a long list of things I want to delve into or learn more about such as; pointed pen, embossing, pottery, making your own paint and so on ;)! If only I had 5 lives! 

Well that's enough about me, friends. I’d love to get to know you too! So please drop by my account to say hello!

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