Happy New Year! This new year I have decided to work on my hand lettering and drawings. I do not really consider myself an artist… but I create in a lot of other ways and I’d like to improve my lettering and drawing skills. So I thought it might be fun to share some of my practice here! I won’t be posting daily… but I will post now and then. I intend to practice my lettering by writing quotes, and I plan to have a new theme for my work each month. This month the quotes will be about the new year and new beginnings.
My inspiration for this project comes mostly from an artist named Lisa Congdon. In 2012 she worked on her hand lettering and posted a piece on her blog everyday that year! Those posts turned into a book, which I was recently given and have really enjoyed. It’s called, Whatever you are, be a good one: 100 Inspirational Quotations. I have also been inspired by another little book I have: Think Happy, Be Happy: art, inspiration, joy. Both books are filled with quotes, illustrations, and lots of lettering styles.
I’m looking forward to seeing how my lettering and drawings progress through the year, and I hope you all enjoy my work as well! Here’s my first piece worthy of being shared. :-)