Do you always look at the fabulous hand lettering which seems to be everywhere at the minute and think, I wonder if I can do that? I can write the letters just fine, why not add my own pzazz?!
Well, I have been thinking this for far too long, so on the back of my immensly enjoyable month taking part in Tinkersketch, I decided that in March I am going to write and draw letters every day. Just for a few minutes or as long as the mood takes me, no pressure.
I have no experience in creating hand lettering, I borrowed ‘Draw Your Own Alphabets’ by Tony Seddon from the library and I bought ‘Hand Lettering Ledger’ by Mary Kate McDevitt. I have signed up for the lettering course at Made Vibrant and I hung onto Lisa Congdon‘s every word in her Line Drawing class at Creative Bug in which she teaches a lesson on lettering.
That all said, I really haven’t had a go, I have flicked through the books and watched the first videos of the Made Vibrant course. I have even glanced at a couple of calligraphy courses, but pen has not hit paper yet.
Let’s change that by working on a letter a day through the alphabet to March 26th then maybe work on some quotes or single words. Are you in? Yay! I am totally happy playing on my own in this lettery sandbox, but I would be overjoyed if I have some playmates. For the whole month, for your favourite letters or for a couple of days, bring some paper and a drawing impelment and let’s play!
I will be sure to note what medium I used to make my letters and I aim to get at least 10-20 variations on the letter of the day. I can’t wait to see what we come up with!
I am going to post my daily letters on Instagram using the hashtag #GirlFifteenLetters and you can too, or tag me @girlfifteen. That way I can see what we are all doing and we can bounce ideas around. By the time we get to the quotes and words at the end of the month we are going to be lettering whizzkids!
This is exciting!
I love this and will definitely be doing my best to join in and keep up!
Me too Lila! I have put the pressure on myself now!
Sounds like a great idea! I’ve joined up for the made vibrant class too and have watched Lisa Congdon’s video. I may be a little slow to get started but lets see. I’m in and will hashtag away 🙂
Nothing like making myself do something by creating an official monthly ‘challenge’!
I had a great time with Tinkersketch too. I love the look of hand lettering! I will share this post, hopefully it is not too late to drum up some interest!!!
Thanks for sharing! It is amazing what you can accomplish when you do it every day, even for a few minutes.
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