For the job you have with unfinished deadlines and everlasting tasks, for the partner God has entrusted to you, for that little home you have for now, for bestfriends who knows you very well, for brother/sister that sometimes annoys you but always be there for you, for every little thing God has put in your life to complete you, be grateful, be thankful.
We are blessed beyond measure.
I recently wrapped up some custom lettering prints, and this phrase really stuck with me over the last couple days. I just wanted to throw it out here tonight in case you needed a little reminder too. 🖤
My first ever whiteboard lettering experience, 3 boards for a launch party happening tomorrow! Turns out dry erase markers are THE freshest hell 🔥⚰️, but this was fun (aka filled with hours of panic and fueled by rap music and candy). Life-saving speech bubble guestbook ft. Harry Caray by my lovely husband @justinianlee. 🙌🏻
Practice makes perfect • I’ve been doing calligraphy on and off now for a few years. I’ve practiced a lot, but usually without the help of guidebooks or lined practice sheets.
I’m finally at a point where I’m making an effort to practice more consistently, using tools and educational materials out there!
What is your go-to learning resource for lettering, calligraphy, or design?
I’m going to be real with you and say that Beauty and the Beast has never been my favorite Disney movie, but the 2017 live action movie completely changed my perspective. And the part of the film when @emmawatson sang this lyric made my heart soar. It was so beautifully shot, and the scenery was breathtaking. Plus, this lyric hit me so differently at 27 than I’m sure it did when I was 7. My idea of adventure in the great wide somewhere looks slightly calmer and probably includes fewer people (and doesn’t look as much like me living out the Lizzie McGuire movie😂😂😂), but I’m still longing for it. So, here’s to adventure of all kinds. May we look for and find our own version. 🥂 #adventureinthegreatwidesomewhere
Here are a few words I fell in love with, borrowed from a poem called Mother's Day by Schuyler Peck. Grief is an interesting act. It took me a long time to learn and then to internalize that grief doesn't just belong to death. It is okay to grieve the other losses. It is okay to grieve for something you never got. And I suppose that the acceptance that comes with allowing the grief to exist and to be is something I'm still learning. And that's okay. I want to learn growth. I want to learn nurturing. I want to want to get better and feel better and do better, and that's all a tricky business some days. Tonight, I feel sad, and like I'm not completely here in my body. But tomorrow is new, and today I doodled, so it's not a total loss. I'll take what I can get.
(Also note that yes, that is totally my beloved air plant - a resilient little force that will survive and endure all on its own, a real independent and tough little plant. May it serve as inspiration. 👊🏻🌿)
Spring! 🌸🌷💐 I realized that if I do not have an Artist Market THIS WEEKEND, it was not going to happen until after graduation! 👩🎓 🎓
So... join us for a drop-in pop-up Shop! 🎁 •
Indefatigable friends @JennaGalyean will be there with her GORGEOUS PEARLS and @bethanymaccc of @Tassel_Tease with her DARLING artisanal accessories (SO MANY TASSELS 💕)
I will be featuring prints and originals, even canvases, perfect for graduation, Holy Week/Easter, Mother’s Day, Teacher Gifts.... •
I know y’all are thinking ahead, and I hope you can join us for tea ☕️ and shopping! 🛍 •
With kindest regards, Nancy