Sunday, August 21, 2016

Trending: Hand Lettering

 I was searching for a birthday gift for a creative, soccer playing preteen about to start middle school, who thinks she might want to be a teacher.  I didn't know where to begin, so I started on Amazon, cause I really wanted to gift a fun book, that didn't say READ ME, but one that screamed PLAY WITH ME instead.  Somehow, I landed on creative lettering.  

The nice part about shopping Amazon is the free help!  Usually every item has a  Customers who bought this item, also bought section and that always catches my attention.  That nudge and the Amazon Rank are both good guides when you're not quite sure what you want. I like seeing other products in the category, and of course reading the reviews.   

I ended up going with this book and these pens and this Land of Nod/PBteen-style
pillow at Tarjay. 

 During the search, I kept seeing this book and thinking ooooh pretty.

One day, I clicked and went to the writer's website and instagram

Which led to another and another.  So much cuteness!!

I am a big fan of typography and fonts and just looking through their portfolios and instagram accounts awakened a creativeness in me.  It made me want to write and doodle more myself!  I'm in awe of these ladies who have made their hobbies into a career and every little detail of their work helped me see a piece of my creative self that could use a little more attention and love.

And then I remembered this quote:

Find it here more of the message, here

I've seen this quote manifest in my life over and over.  

The No Brainer Wardrobe - By cleaning my closets and focusing on what outfits made me feel good, I found my sartorial style.  

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up:  - By trial and error, and purging in my house, I found I loooove cute knick knacks but I hate dusting.  So now I can confidently admire all the tchocthkes but not put them in my cart.  

And now I'm ready to tackle my creative side, it's here, I just need to create more, in order to see it.

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