Hand Lettering, Process

WEEK 1 #MEETYOURSELFMARCH

As you may have noticed, my first go-around with Caroline Winegeart’s 30 Days to Better Hand-Lettering Course lacked a little in the follow-through department. I did make it through almost two weeks… which for me actually isn’t at all that bad. In the plus column, I really enjoyed the practice and I did feel like I made some progress, which you can read about in this handy dandy post I wrote.

The good news is, I’m not giving up!

Maybe my practices in follow-through are working after all?!

That’s right, I’m taking another stab at it with @ckelso‘s March challenge: #MeetYourselfMarch. Caroline has arranged a month full of in-depth, thought-provoking prompts to help us all get back in touch… with ourselves.

So far, so good… looks like I’m back on track!

Seven days, seven prompts, seven posts. Check!

It may not seem like a lot, but seven days is plenty of time to start noticing changes. In addition to my first few weeks of progress (including: confidence, control, & creativity), I have also noticed improvements in the following areas:
  • Daring – I feel like I’ve been going out on a few more ledges lately (ya know, in a good way!)
  • Speed – My productivity has increased greatly, larger projects take less and less time
  • Unexpected perk  – I think my every day handwriting has actually improved… which I suppose isn’t completely out of the ordinary, but certainly an unexpected byproduct!
I think I’m enjoying the March prompts even more than the initial course prompts. As you may already have guessed, I am a huge advocate for self-improvement. I believe that we can all work toward a better us, every single day. Even if it’s only a small task like lettering a few words! The prompts for the week were as follows (because out of context some of my phrases don’t make so much sense!)
  • Day 1: 3 words you’d use to describe yourself
  • Day 2: 3 things that would make up your ideal morning
  • Day 3: one thing you’re grateful for
  • Day 4: one memory from childhood that puts a smile on your face
  • Day 5: the name of one friend that truly sees the real you
  • Day 6: one thing that you could have done better today
  • Day 7: one thing you love about yourself
Are here are digitized versions of my week 1 prompts: - BetterLettering03-Wk1

Follow my adventures in hand lettering on Instagram

Even though I didn’t make it all the way through February, I am hopeful for March. I am also hoping that follow-through is like a muscle… the more I work at it, the easier it gets.  What daily projects have you been working on? How are they coming along? Leave a comment below!