Hi guys! How's your week going?
Some of you may be aware that this year I've discovered a new love - hand lettering with ink. I can't remember how it got started exactly but this little obsession is going strong. In fact, every morning before I do any other kind of work, I'll sit down in my studio, light a candle, throw on some tunes and practice lettering for a while. I've never been a very patient person. Never been one to dedicate themselves to regularly practicing something. I always wanted to be good at things straight away. And if I wasn't, I'd quickly lose interest. But there's just something about this activity that has me hooked. It's a great way to get the day started… focused and calming. I usually write out random words or sayings that are in my head that day. It's also been very satisfying to flick through my art book and take a look at my progression. I've experimented with three different brushes before settling on the one I'm currently using. I've also been playing around with different styles of writing.
I'm looking forward to releasing some hand lettered items in-store at the end of the month. I feel like the past couple of months have been just mammoth trying to get these new items out and updating P&P branding and packaging. But it's getting there little by little :) I can't wait to share it all with you.
Is there something you've been practicing lately?