I can’t properly express through words how proud this picture makes me. 🤭☺️😇 but I’ll try anyway 😏 .
One year ago I had the guts to finally open my Etsy shop and this Instagram account, brand myself as hand lettered and loved and take a chance with my hand lettered chalkboard signs. One year ago, I thought the top photo looked pretty darn good. I knew it wasn’t amazing, or perfect or as good as so many others that I’ve seen. But I believed in myself and I took that leap of faith. #creativitytakescourage.
My friends and family came to bat for me and were responsible for a handful of my first sales ❤️.
Day by day, week by week I began to slowly improve. My passion kept me going and lettering made me feel amazing. I began to hear from other peeps who would tell me that my lettering was gorgeous and amazing and lovely. What an incredible feeling. (Thank you if you’re one of them reading this 💜) eventually those peeps kept asking if I had worksheets or tutorials or anything that they could get to help them learn how to write like me. Totally had to pinch myself more than once 🤓 wow! Just wow! Other people want to LEARN from me?? What is this sorcery? But again, I took that leap and made a set of practice worksheets that featured my own hand lettered alphabet! What an unbelievable feeling to have it for sale and have folks buy it. I feel so fortunate and so blessed to be where I’m at. It came with a lot of passion, late nights, and patience. I can’t wait to see my comparison picture for 2019! .
#followyourdreams💭✨ Don’t wait, #juststart 💜.
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