Want to Start Your Own Business?
So do I. I have become passionate about hand lettering, and get such a joy out of creating products for others. While I still love web design, I’m realizing that I want a lot more design in my career and day-to-day life. I’m currently in a really tough spot in my life and am hoping that building up this small business (even as small as it is) will help in any way it can. Here are some of the things that I’ve been learning already.
The Road to Hand Lettering
No one wakes up one day, puts pen to paper, and is the most amazing artist of all time. Even those with natural talent still have to work at it.
I have been writing since I was 3 (and they were beautiful works of art back then), I have been doing bubble letters and all sorts of different fun lettering since I was seven, and I’ve even recently started doing fauxligraphy. My whole life I’ve been training to be the greatest hand letterer there has ever been (100% not true), and yet I still wasn’t prepared for the wonderful world of brush lettering.
Personal Project: Holiday Madness
It’s January 9th and the holidays are officially over. It’s been one month since my last project post, and I’m just now finally getting some time to post again. Part of the problem was that I didn’t want to put up any images of gifts until I had given them. The other part of the problem was that I was just extremely busy.
Never fear, lovely readers, for I am back with news from the distant past – aka December 2016. So distant, yet it feels like it was just yesterday. In this blog, I’ll be talking about all of the projects that I took on this season, and how they’ve lead me down new and different artistic paths.
Personal Project: Kiddie Corner
As you may have read in my Thankful Thirty post, my nephew turned two on Thanksgiving. The boy loves a lot of things – Choo-choos, beep-beeps, Mickey, Pokemon, and Paw Patrol, to name a few. As part of his gift, I got him a little plush Pikachu, something that we both share a love of. The second part of his gift was a drawing of him, Pikachu, and Chase from Paw Patrol. Being a two year old boy and suddenly immersed in a pool full of new toys, he hardly had the time to even look at the picture (which was to be expected), but I hope he’ll grow to appreciate said picture.