52 weeks of hand lettering

I’m beginning a new project for 2015. If you know me for longer than five minutes, you know I love to doodle. Actually, I can’t help but doodle. I do it without knowing. It helps me focus. It helps me problem-solve. It generally helps be productive. The total opposite of how society views doodling. ­čÖé

This year, I want to document some of my doodles that usually end up in the trash or in forgotten notebooks. I’ll begin “52 weeks of hand lettering” today and continue through 2015. I hope you come on along this fun journey with me!
52 weeks of handlettering

Happy 2015.

“May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you’re wonderful, and don’t forget to make some art — write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. And I hope, somewhere in the next year, you surprise yourself.” – Neil Gaiman

photo (3)Happy (Cheez-it) New Year from me to you!

Dear Summer,

Dear Summer, thank you for showing up a bit early. It’s been a long, cold winter! I’m sure you will tease us for a few weeks before you are here for good, but it was a nice surprise to have you show yourself on Memorial Day weekend!

toes summer

GriffinI spent some of my Memorial Day weekend at my sister’s pool soaking up the sun (maybe a bit too much) and generally not having a care in the world. It was so precious to watch my cousin’s kids learn how to swim and become more comfortable with the water. They came a long way even in the four hours we were swimming. What tenacious little dudes! The youngest is still a bit wary of the water and spent most of the the time chasing a toy around the perimeter of the pool. Yet, fun was had by all!

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griffin 3

zanderHow did you spend your extra day off?

 

So it begins.

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Weddings are the ultimate celebrations. You’re celebrating everything: love, family, friends. And you celebrate with almost everything: big dresses, food, drinks, and dancing. Last weekend, I was honored to attend a wedding. Isn’t it such an honor to be invited to someone’s wedding? To be there when they make one of the largest – if not THE largest – promises of their life? It’s also thrilling that you witness the beginning of something BIG. Like, they will look back at pictures of that day for the rest of their lives. It’s a beautiful┬ástarting point!

I was able to spend the weekend with lifelong friends since we were all in the area for the wedding. What a treat. I think I needed a reminder of what amazing friends I have. Here’s to continuing to keep in touch with friends near and far. Thank God for the iPhone and group chats!