Our first lessons was having fun with our brush and different brushstrokes, combining them to make swirls and botanicals like stems and leaves and fun borders. I have a couple of large pages of these doodles.
Then she showed us how to start doing lettering, nice and even but with a bit of flair. She even talked us through her process of trial and error to come up with a pleasing composition and sizing.
Here are some things I have done during her class so far. Val had really great instructions and video on making a nice scroll and lots of examples for ribbons, banners, etc.
Next we are doing Celtic designs!