Life is all about seasons…just as fruit grows on a tree, ripens, reaches our table and nourishes our body, everything around us is also going through a phase that will eventually require a transition to enter the next season, stage or phase and fulfill its purpose.
While transitions aren’t always easy, keeping your eye on the “prize” will always make the journey a bit more enjoyable. Summers in Palm Springs, for example, are quite unbearable if you want to spend time outdoors. But it’s a great time of the year to schedule a few getaways to the beaches and mountain towns nearby, such as Idyllwild and Big Bear. In this case, the new experiences outside of the desert and the gorgeous blue skies we get to see every day during winter, is what keeps me going. The trick is to just go with the flow and make the best out of every season and transition.
Some of you joined Lettering Bootcamp this summer as a means to prepare for all your holiday crafting. While the stage of transitioning your handwriting into a lettering style of your very own might feel a bit difficult at times, think of how GREAT it feels when you finally develop a letter, just one letter of the alphabet, in a way that is truly yours and you LOVE it. What about flourishing? Scary word isn’t it? Well, it’s only scary until you practice it enough to the point where you get so comfortable with it, you want to throw a flourishing party. That’s me right now, actually. Heehee.
So, if you’ve gotten lost in the transition, for one reason or another, the key is to not give up. If you don’t have time to log on to letteringbootcamp.com regularly, don’t worry. Use your lettering workbooks and keep practicing what you’ve learned so far.
Now, if you’re feeling a little stuck when it comes to exploring different ways to draw each letter of the alphabet – don’t worry! I have just what you need.
Log on to letteringbootcamp.com (if you’re a student) and download your free Alphabet Styles workbook. Begin by tracing each letter until you reach a point where you can draw each style by just looking at it. If you’re not a student, don’t worry! I’ve posted the workbook for sale at a VERY affordable price (it's practically free). Just head on to letteringworkbooks.com to purchase your copy today.
See you on Instagram, my friend. Can’t wait to experience all the seasons and transitions of your lettering artwork through the images you send my way. Also, don’t forget to tag @paisleyinparis and @letteringbootcamp so I can see your work and cheer you on.
Your hand lettering coach,
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