As I mentioned in my very first post back on January 1, I have zero practice doing hand lettering, so last night I did a little bit using a random quote on the internet. It looks cute, but the next time I do something like this, I think I’ll try to do something a bit fancier.
For inspiration, next time I should probably refer to The Art of Hand Lettering, an amazing blog chronicling one artists adventures in making letters.
My doodle today was inspired by the chocolate hazelnut torte I had at the French bakery in the Logan Square this afternoon. It had a pie-like crust that was layered with a roasted hazelnut butter and chocolate ganache. It was amazing. If only the bakery was equally amazing. When I asked for a cup of coffee today they told me, “we’re not allowed to serve coffee.” What does that mean? On a previous trip there, I tried to order a croissant and they told me that you could only order the croissants by the dozen, which is pretty ridiulous since they’re $4.00 each. Who wants to spend $48.00 on a dozen croissants?
Annnnnyways, before I sign off, I wanted to share a link to a very cute song called “Sweet Tooth” by Alexis Harte. I hope you enjoy it!
I love making stuff, but I never do it because I’m too lazy, too afraid of mistakes, and too busy doing things that I don’t find nearly as satisfying.
So this year, I am going to try to make something every single day. That thing might be a sketch, a painting, a craft project, a song, a new recipe, or even a performance. It just has to be something I created.
Naturally, I’m nervous. Will I have time to make something everyday? Will I have enough ideas to fill an entire year? Will I hate this project by the time it’s over…or halfway through? Who knows, but the only way to find out is to start.
The pictures above show what I made today, my first day of this crazy project. It was fun to do and the first time I’ve ever spent any length of time drawing and painting letters. I’ll call it a good beginning.