Out of all the days of the week, Friday is my favorite! Mostly because I get to do whatever I want on Friday evening without worrying about having to get up early on Saturday morning, which is ideal for a night owl like me.
Since my husband works evenings, Friday nights usually consists of happy hour with friends OR grocery shopping to get me through the weekend followed by "art night" with my daughter.
Since November of 2014 when I started selling hand lettered coffee mugs as a fundraiser for my daughter's band trip, "the mug life" has brought much joy, relaxation (the process), stress (holiday orders), and satisfaction to my life! It's one of the things I look forward to doing on the weekends. Hearing stories from my customers letting me know how the recipients shed tears of joy when receiving my little creations, makes the entire process that much more meaningful for me.
Learning the process by trial and error has been a bit expensive and stressful, to say the least. Don't believe all those Pinterest tutorials telling you to grab a Sharpie and go to town drawing on mugs. It DOES NOT work, and the paint does come off even when they are hand washed.
Though I still consider myself a beginer, I pretty much got the hang of it now. This is definitely a hobby I can see myself keeping for years to come. Have you ever tried lettering on mugs? What was your experience like? Please share in the comments below.
~ Have a great weekend!
I was very touched by a coworker who found out I was selling hand lettered coffee mugs to help raise money for my daughter's 4 day band competition trip in the spring. She said she couldn't think of anything clever to put on a mug but wanted me to accept a small contribution towards my daughter's trip. After talking to her for a while, I found out her son is a school band teacher in another state and that she enjoys golfing, which sparked an idea that lead to this design.
I'm going to surprise her with this mug on Friday in appreciation of her generosity and kind gesture. She's such a sweet lady. I'm so blessed to work with such a nice group of people.
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Hi - I'm Dio!
Spanglish Lettering Artist
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