Have you ever just felt like giving up in everything? Felt like nothing you do is good enough...that, in fact, you have failed at every single thing you’ve ever attempted?
That’s why I threw my hands up a few months ago and pretty much gave up on everything in my life. Especially my art. I have loved my art journals and art journaling in general so deeply for so long and even it hasn’t been able to raise me from the depths of my pool of self pity, from my fear, from the search for my muse.
I’ve had nothing. There was nothing inside of me so certainly I’ve had nothing to give.
Today, this very day, I felt this little stir inside me. Something was pushing me to break out my art journal (the one covered in dust that I was afraid would never be opened again) and I just tried to let whatever was in me to just flow. I watched episode after episode of Saving Grace on Netflix to keep me from thinking too much. And it happened.
After months, it finally happened.
It’s by no means the best work I’ve ever done but after such a painful drought, my gawd this felt so good.
So, why am I back here? Because I know I’ve let each of you down. I feel like such a piece of dog poo about it, too. I have just had absolutely nothing, nothing whatsoever to give.
And I want to let you know, I will be opening up and sharing things on a much deeper level. I believe this may help me to not shut down the way I have done in the past. I know that I have got to be gentle with myself...and each of you need to remember to be gentle with yourselves, too.
Now, let’s get back to where we were before I so abruptly exited, stage left...
Lettering. I love lettering and exploring different forms of lettering. I came across this on Pinterest today and fell in love with it. I also knew I needed to share it with y’all, too.
First, I don’t have any idea who’s work this is (you know how Pinterest can be), but I would love to give credit to the right person, so if you know, please tell me.
Now, look at the wonderful lettering here. There are so many great examples to take inspiration from...3-D letters, script, printing, big letters, small ones...just a feast for the eyes.
I will be trying a few of these out tonight. Hope you will, too.
Until next time...
Peace & Love,