In a world where you are supposed to be self-assured but not conceited, self-aware but not self-absorbed, it's hard to figure out if you've crossed that Invisible line sometimes. Sometimes, it's just easier to rely on your supportive friends and family to deliver the answers when you can't decide what's right and wrong. .
And I do hope that you have someone who will have your back and stand up for you when the going gets tough. But it's important to remember that we can't expect them to be that person 100% of the time. We can't ask them to agree with us on everything. They don't have to support every single decision that you make. .
The only person with whom you have any right to expect that kind of support is you, yourself. .
Standing up for what you believe in can be very difficult at times. It certainly takes a lot of courage to take the initial step. But if you won't, who will? Don't let someone else decide what's best for you. . .
May you be your best advocate because ultimately, you are the only one who can listen to your intuition. . #AMonthOfMays#DailyChallenge#Calligraphy#Lettering#Digital#ModernCalligraphy#Advocate#AutodeskSketchBook#Day22
Week 1 to Week 4 and Ovals are still so stinking hard. I actually think they're harder than penguins now. 🤷 I'm not sure I really see an improvement here, but I do feel it. My muscles are remembering, even though I struggled finding time for practice during weeks 2 and 3. I'm going to keep practicing even after the class ends, because these basic drills are what will make forming letters and sentences and my own hand lettering style that much better. Also, I think I like my Pentel brush pens better than the Zebra fine liners. The Pentel pens are definitely more flexible, making it much easier to do these drills. I struggled using the zebra pens so I could compare using the exact same pens. And maybe that's why it's not a huge improvement, besides the fact that I'm maybe a little bit of a perfectionist and I also tend to hold my pens really tightly. I know I was supposed to use he SAME pens for the entire class, but I couldn't help it - I just can't stop buying pens! 😂 #smyd_giveaway5#showmeyourdrills#handlettering#moderncalligraphy#zebrapens@thehappyevercrafter
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“ ‘Cause I remember it all, all, all too well.” - All too well
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord , “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
Jeremiah 29:11 NIV
Day 23 of #whogodsaysiam by @thejoyfullilyandco
A lot of people don’t understand what I do but it’s okay, bc I love what I do and I know it makes a difference to the people I work with. I’m a recreational therapist. I use recreational activities like as a treatment to promote a healthy leisure lifestyle where the patient can improve their quality of life and overall well-being. All human beings develop through play, that’s where we learn how to share, how to communicate, how to compete, and so forth. It simply brings us joy and belonging, and contributes to the person we are, even for adults. For individuals with disabilities, whether they have autism, or had a stroke, it’s often challenging for them to participate in recreational or social activities because they may require more assistance and not everyone may be educated on their symptoms or medical needs. Part of my role is to connect those individuals with their hobbies and create adaptations, if needed, so they can continue learn and grow just like the rest of us. Bottom line: life’s more fun when you play 🙂
When I first started to learn lettering, I taught myself “fauxligraphy,” using my pen to go back in and thicken the downstrokes until I really had a sense of how the letters should look.
A few months later, I signed up for a calligraphy workshop and spent an afternoon dipping my nib in ink and going back and forth between being totally zen watching the tines open wider as I added pressure and being completely defeated with my inability to control the ink flow and make my drill sheet look like I knew what I was doing.
A few months after that, I discovered brush pens and fell completely in love. Since then, I don’t think a week has gone by without me picking up a brush pen to letter something, but I will go months without going back to the pointed pen calligraphy!
I think that’s why I love to keep a toe dipped into the wedding industry. Weddings so often mean an excuse to pull out my box of nibs and oblique holder, mix up a beautiful gouache, and go back to being entranced by the movement of the tines.
Opinion... does this envelope look better BEFORE I put the black fill, or after? 🤔
Love experimenting on these envelopes... I send out 1 a week to the winner of my weekly pen giveaway! (Enter each week by commenting on my latest video on Youtube 👉🏻 www.thehappyevercrafter.tv)
Hope you love them, Susan! ✍🏻