Back Home Again in Indiana
A few weeks ago, I went to Creative Mornings, and when it wasn’t terrible, I signed up for the newsletter. In a move no one saw coming, I actually read the newsletter when it showed up in my inbox and stumbled upon #The100DayProject. I don’t know if it’s related to Jesse being in grad school or me just losing my mind, but I was immediately in. I just had to figure out what my project was going to be.
My first thought was to do some sort of writing project because duh (and also because I struggle to draw a proportionate stick figure), but then Jesse told me I should push myself outside of my comfort zone for this. I knew as much as I didn’t want him to be, he was right. So instead of writing nonsense for 100 days straight, I’m going to attempt to learn hand lettering which I guess technically is still some sort of writing project.
I did a little interneting and stumbled upon Hand Lettering 101 which seemed like the perfect book for this since it teaches faux calligraphy and I’m all about a good shortcut. It also breaks it down one letter at a time which is good because I’m easily overwhelmed. I spent Tuesday on As and last night on Bs (tonight’s Cs) and was surprised at how not crappy they were. I mean, I still need some serious practice, but it actually looked somewhat like it was supposed to.
I’m 83% sure I won’t actually do this every day for 100 days and 76% sure I won’t finish the project, but we’ll see how far I get.