Reinventing Myself

At the age of 62 (?!) I find myself with a lot of free time on my hands.  I was a practicing dental hygienist for over 40 years. Needed eye surgery has forced me to take time off for the procedures and recovery.  So, I thought this would be a good season of life to re-evaluate.

Retirement is getting closer, and I will probably need to pad the old nest egg.  I have had a lot of experience (that’s another way of saying I am old!) that I can share with whoever wants some help.  Maybe this would be a good opportunity to re-invent myself! So now – I am a blogger. 

But, I also have jumped with both feet into the Hand Lettering revolution! You have probably noticed a ton of signs out there that look like they were hand drawn – in chalk and other markers.  I have always been interested in crafting, My craft room is outfitted with all kinds of supplies that I have used for various projects.  I love craft supplies.  But I tend to collect them – hoard them, if you will.  For some reason I could never bring myself to use them up – as if I would not be able to replace them.  I know – CrAzY!!

But when I recently bought an iPad Pro and an iPencil, I discovered a whole new way of being creative – and not ‘use up’ any supplies! The drawing app “Procreate” and the iPencil are all I need to practice my hand lettering.  I have found all kinds of resources online – from free tutorial to paid courses and monthly challenges to keep practicing interesting. It has been a lot of fun!

This page will be the home page for my Galleries of my work.  Truthfully, I don’t really know how a “gallery” works on WordPress – so this is my first attempt.  I will probably tweak it a bit after I see it “in print”.  So take look at the works I created for March – maybe you will find some inspiration to start hand lettering yourself!