M2B Studio - Calligraphy by Missy Briggs

I make up words like "leftied"

Lefty letteringMissy Briggs

While doing a Periscope yesterday, I used the word "leftied" like everyone was living on my planet. I make up words. And leftied is my trademark. If you use the word, you probably got it from me. Which is cool. I want leftied to start trending. Because we LEFTY all the time. 

Leftied: [left-eed] (verb - used with object) to destroy a tool or piece of work in any act resulting from being left-handed. Informal

I use the word interchangeably with the word smear and bent or frayed. 
I leftied my work before the ink could dry.
That Zebra brush pen was leftied after only a week!

The tip of this marker is coming apart, it's slightly skewed and the fibers are separating from the shaft. When I write with it, you can see the frayed ends making jagged marks on the bottom of my downstrokes. I wouldn't say this pen is finished yet. But getting close!

The tip of this marker is coming apart, it's slightly skewed and the fibers are separating from the shaft. When I write with it, you can see the frayed ends making jagged marks on the bottom of my downstrokes. I wouldn't say this pen is finished yet. But getting close!

Right-handed people wreck marker tips too! 

I know, I know! When they do it, it results in frayed tips. Pretty little frayed tips: like spring flowers blooming. When I'm done with a marker*, it looks like it went through a garbage disposal. It takes a lot for me to throw out a brush marker. My "wrecked" supply are mostly kept for practicing letterforms. A marker may not write exactly as you would like it to, but that doesn't mean you throw it away. If there's ink flowing, something can be done with it! Now Zebras. I love the Zebras so much I've run quite a lot of them dry. 

If you've missed it, before. Check out my list of favorite tools. 

*Note: I purchased my first Tombow Dual Brush Pen set one year ago and I have not thrown a single one out. They may be a little wrecked by my inability to manage them properly, but they are still loaded with ink. Ink that can be used for painting, mixing, blending... these markers are loaded with possibilities!