A new endeavor: calligraphy & hand-lettering
First of all, did Daylight Savings kick anyone else's a$$? Am I the only one whose sleep schedule is completely messed up? Yes?
As you get to know me, you'll see that I am a dreamer and a planner, but sometimes have issues with follow-through. This translates to having a lot of grand plans and ideas, but then they stay just that - plans and ideas without much action. In fact, Dan and I both have that issue sometimes, so we're working on changing this problem. Closely tied to that is a lack of energy and motivation, but that's a completely different blog post.
So, one of my recent grand plans is to freelance my hand-lettering and calligraphy skills.
Since 6th grade, I have been told I have good handwriting. In high school, my friends and I would create posters for each other to hang in our lockers or bedrooms. All of the posters I created were hand-lettering (so really I was doing it before it was cool). I've always preferred to hand-write everything (notes, cards, envelopes, etc.) than type - even though it takes more time. There's just something about taking the time to write a note by hand.
Recently I realized I could market those skills and activities that I enjoy so much (why it took me so long to realize that, I have no idea). While I feel I have a handle on hand-lettering (and there are great examples on Pinterest), I want to learn more about calligraphy and the various tools out there.
In doing a little research, I found a recent SkillShare class to get me started, "Introduction to the Art of Modern Calligraphy (Calligraphy 1)," and I can't wait to make time to dive in! I've already got my first "job," thanks to a good friend who has her own design and custom wedding invitation business: Erin Ries Creativity.
Stay tuned for future projects!
What new endeavor are you starting? Any skill you recently re-discovered? How are you pursuing it?