…and other lessons learned through this series!
This, my friends is the final post in the #31Day to #LoveYourLettering series! We did it. Whether you started on October 1st with us, or just this past month, you’ve made it to this final post. Woohoo!
This is not the first 31-day series I’ve written… but it IS the first one I’m finishing!
Yes, I realize it’s December and the series was supposed to end on October 31st. I have no excuses, just a very real and crazy life.
Those of you that have followed along through our fun Periscope nightly chats understand that this series and its excitement caught me off guard. I’ve humbly admitted I was only partly prepared when I launched it, but you all showed so much anticipation, and instead of the handful of friends I was expecting, HUNDREDS of you joined us weekly!
These past two months have been an amazing blessing to me.
Can I share with you, candidly? For most of my adult life I have really struggled with my perception of my abilities. I’m not just talking about appropriate humility, but instead struggling with self-depreciating doubts. “Others are already doing this… better.” “I’m not original enough.” “I don’t have enough of my own style.” “I’m not an expert.”
…find the moments of creative beauty in your day-to-day.
Building your self-confidence, and embracing the amazing legacy you’re already creating.
As I sought to encourage you through this series, I ended up being encouraged myself. Many of you have reached out through Facebook, and Instagram. Sending me messages of appreciation, words of encouragement in the grief journey over my daughter, Miranda, and sharing excitement over the prospect of our #ForeverHome.
You all are truly joining me in this adventure of life.
This is a glimpse of the community that I always hoped was possible through blogging.
You’re teaching me to stay focused and be prepared.
When you trust me with your time, it isn’t okay for me to just wing it. I need to have a plan in place and room for needed changes. Trying to piece things together in the final hour, just doesn’t work and isn’t sustainable.
I am more creative than I’ve given myself credit for (and so are YOU).
There are tons of lettering artists out there, and their work is phenomenal… but I still have a unique perspective to share from, I just need to continue embracing it. It was only through the course of the #LoveYourLettering series that I actually started identifying with my full blog name of ‘creativ’ LEI. I’ve enjoyed becoming known as a #leftyletterer.
For many years I’ve held back from sharing art instruction or tips, afraid that too many would people would stop reading if they couldn’t do the same type of art as me. What if they weren’t into art or crafts at all? Why would they read this site.
Through this series I was better able to communicate to you all, that this, like many other art skills, is a discipline. Regular attention does bring growth and changes, but it’s more important to find the ways that help you improve your style and comfort, than it is to form letters (or art) exactly like mine.
Finding your creative outlet may have little to nothing to do with art… and that is absolutely okay!
A creative outlet is the type of thing that excites your mind and ignites your passions. For some it’s art, others it’s cooking, organizing, writing, decorating, or gardening.
We can find ways to relate and encourage one another while we grow our strengths and overcome our weaknesses. It’s that encouragement that spurs us on!
I want to thank you each for joining in during this series. It was so much fun!
Now it’s time to give me your ideas of what you’d like to study together next. I want to hear from you! 2016 is already looking very exciting to me. Expect to see some small changes around here that make it easier to find the info you’re looking for.
Share with us, what was your favorite thing to learn during #LoveYourLettering?
Don’t miss out on updates from the blog or news of upcoming series, subscribe now.