Fab Friday Five - PRETTY WORDS

I've always been artistic and can draw well.  As I've gotten older, however, I'm less inclined to just sit down with a pencil and some paper and draw something.  BUT....in all of my graphic design classes, I fell in love with typography.  The way letters are formed...they way they dangle from the line...the way script letters connect to one another...it's all beautiful to me.  So when I started seeing this trend of the art of hand-lettering pop up, I KNEW it had to be for me!  It's not just about writing, it's about actually drawing the letters.  I don't want to pursue it as a money-making thing...and let's be honest, I barely have time to even make it a hobby.  But it's still fun to do once in a while to make something hand-written look lovely, like an envelope or something to frame for the wall.  I'm not very good at it....it takes me at least an hour just to draw a name...but it's something I enjoy nonetheless.

It's not just the words that make it lovely, it's the beautiful art that generally accompanies it, too. 

Interested in learning?  There's tons of tutorials out there...video and blog...that help you get started and offer tips and tricks.  The biggest tip of all:  PRACTICE!  Just like in any endeavor in your life:  the more you practice at it, the better you'll get.  And to be honest, if you practice and you're still not good at it, there's tons of fonts over at Creative Market that you can buy to make your stuff on the computer with type instead of drawing it out on paper.

Here's some inspiration to get your creative juices flowing!

Lettering and Watercolor via Happy Hands Project

free wallpaper, free downloads, free desktop wallpaper, freebies, This Little Street, Happy Tech, hand lettering, calligraphy, watercolor

Have Courage & Be Kind Hand Lettered/Calligraphy Chalkboard Art - Hand Painted 16x20 Canvas - Inspirational, Quote, home decor, shower, nurs

Will you do something creative this weekend? 

I won't...I'll be cleaning the house (literally, the whole damn house) to prepare for our mattress delivery in a little more than a week.  I hated spending that money, but it'll be nice to have a mattress that doesn't still have the indentations of our fat selves long after we've gotten out of bed.

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