I joined Instagram when I got my new mobile phone. I never used the app before but I wanted to discover what the fuss is all about. I follow several people that do hand lettering and a couple of artists. Basically, follow talent that I
lack aspire to be.
I seem to always miss out on issue monthly challenges or the timing isn’t right for me. I stumbled upon a small group that goes under the hashtag #HappyLetteringChallenge.
I missed the first day but have been doing the one work every day since. Originally, I thought this would be too time consuming. But I need something to push me further into my brush lettering practice. Time wise I am using my under 5 minute rule, no pencil drawing, just go in straight with a marker. Deal with whatever happens. Things will happen. I will deal.
Because this is lettering and I want to practice, I am doing the word over a few times. I can post my iterations, if anyone wants to see them. The challenge is in my drill book so no fancy paper. It will provide a nice history of my progress.
Let’s get too it. Overall, I am stoked at the results. I am trying out new ideas that I have seen on Instagram, youtube or pinterest.
That’s it. I will post my other lettering examples next week. So far this has been a lot of fun. It has made me feel more creative. I hasn’t been too taxing time wise so I will keep it up. I definitely will state that my creativity/ambition will fall off by the end of the month.