Words to live by :)
Out of the canvases I've made in the last year or so, thisis the one that is most truly "done by hand." I didn't use any stencils for the lettering, just used my fanciest cursive and own "bubble letter" font and ta-dah!
I did buy a pack of paint pens from Michael's for the gold letters, though. It came along with a silver and black pen that have been really great for other projects I've done.