Life after the 100 Day Challenge

I was reading someone’s blog this past week and she mentioned that she took 6 months off after doing a 100 day challenge. Her challenge was abstract painting and she didn’t paint for 6 months after that 100th day! It made me feel so much better because I really needed a break too! The 100 day challenge ended the day I left for Belize. When we got back, I just couldn’t restart the habit. It’s busy season for wedding calligraphy so I always had stuff to work on and I just couldn’t get back into the social media groove. I wasn’t posting on Instagram or Facebook and I definitely wasn’t blogging.

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In February I did the really popular Instagram alphabet challenge, the Hand Lettered ABC’s. That really helped me get back to posting and checking my account and being a little more engaged on social media. But then letter X was the same weekend as my marathon and marathon week I couldn’t do much but watch The Crown and sit in the sauna. I had race brain BIG TIME. Just kept staring into space, not really focused on anything. Finally! This past week I finished up. Oh, about 20 days later. (don’t worry about that. 🙂

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My favorites are Q, K, and Z. What’s your favorite?

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I’m starting to get my mojo back big time so I thought I’d check in and see how everyone was doing! This baby shower invite is one of the most favorite things I’ve ever worked on. The Mom-To-Be painted her nursery inspired from this blog post and it’s the theme of the shower. I geek out on envelope liners and I ended up loving the liner even more than the invite! Look at that cute little bird!

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I used all these different color envelopes for the baby shower invites. They looked great next to each other! Love brush lettering with white ink.

doryinvitesquareThe other big thing I’ve been working on is designing my OWN FONT!! I’m so excited, it’s in the final stages. I can’t wait to share it with you guys!! I was able to work on it a lot (and quickly) when it was in the Adobe Illustrator stage. Now that I’m in the Glyphs stage it’s a little more slow going because that’s a brand new application for me. 3 months ago Illustrator was making me insane but thanks to the Hand Lettered ABC’s challenge, I’m flying through that now like no big thing. Besides getting me back into the habit of posting regularly, I used the challenge to gain a better knowledge of Illustrator. It worked. Like a charm. Even though I wanted to throw my computer across the room on multiple occasions. (Gosh, that is not an intuitive program. Photoshop is, so that made learning Illustrator even more frustrating.)

I think that’s it for now!! I’ll be back soon with some more font updates! What have you guys been up too? Any habits you’ve fallen out of that you’re trying to restart?

Hope all is well!

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