So, I submitted my Thesis! (Eeeek!!) I will not lie, I am pooped! I only had 2 hours sleep each night for the last week to get it done. That has to have been the most horrible thing I’ve done, I hate writing/typing and being desk-bound, so I have no idea why I thought doing a PhD was a good idea when it’s a well known fact you have to write a massive book at the end. I suppose I should look on the bright side and remember that I will never have to write something that long ever again.
Happy 2018 everyone! (yes, I’m a month late, but I’ve been busy writing a book!) How are your new year’s resolutions going? I decided in 2017 that I wanted to learn calligraphy as (due to my Dyslexia) my handwriting is appalling! When I joined Instagram it didn’t take me long to find lots of AMAZING calligraphers and I started following them (going green with envy at how perfect their hand writing was…) then Shelly Kim brought out a calligraphy lettering tin with step-by-step instructions for each letter and I knew that this was going to be the best thing for me to get to improve my handwriting, so I bought it on Amazon along with some Papermania fluid metallic brush markers. Because of writing my Thesis (I SOUND LIKE A BROKEN RECORD – AAAAAAARRRRGH!!!) I haven’t had a chance to do any practice until now, and as I’m unemployed this month I have no excuses for not doing some practice every day!
My word for the year is ‘joy’ so I decided that this was where I should start my lettering journey and I’ve included my practice for today below (be kind – this is brand new to me!!).
I’m hoping to get back into my cardmaking and blogging, but I haven’t got a day job right now, which means I haven’t got any money for new supplies!! So now I’m earnestly looking for jobs (I did apply for a few before I submitted, but no joy), please keep your fingers crossed for me!!