For years I've collected inspirational quotes and idioms. Two years ago, I turned my bird quote collection into a journal with watercolor and collage to keep my hands busy while traveling. On occasion, I've incorporated a line or two into jewelry. I like the surprise of flipping the piece over, or opening it up, and finding meaning and another level of connection.
Today, I'm working on artwork to convert to rubber stamps so that I can extend this idea in my upcoming work. I took the easy way out and used commercial fonts in Photoshop, but now I'm wanting to explore producing my own font to keep the artist's hand as active as possible. Or maybe I'll just draw everything out by hand and scan/shrink it to a smaller scale. Much to think about.