Did this 2 years ago because Moana was in the house for quite a while. Just like Elsa. Although Elsa lingered a whole lot longer.. ✨ When you have children, you’ll have to memorize all the nursery rhymes, children’s songs and yes, Disney songs! Now that they’re teens, their choice of music has changed too and I had to painfully listen to Barracuda (by Noisestorm) for hours. ✨ When I did this piece I was feeling completely overwhelmed. So many things to do and yet I wasn’t getting anything done. I want something to remind me when I was in that state and someday, I told myself, I will show you how far I’ve gone. ✨ I’m not there yet because I’m a work in progress but I love where I’m headed. Just like you, my journey isn’t perfect or special. We all have challenges to overcome but how we deal with it, is how you measure progress...and success! ✨ Mine included a ton of diaper change, therapies, surgeries and doctors’ appointments. Not counting the years I spent learning nursery rhymes in English because I first learned it in Tagalog when I was a kid! In short, I’m a mom, go figure. ✨ So tell me, what are your challenges? What’s holding you back from making a step towards your goal?
Last week of May! Have you hit your goals this month? ✨ Funny. Now, I’m talking about goals! When I did this piece about 4 years ago, I intended to train and learn about lettering using watercolor. That was my 2015 goal.. ✨ However, experimenting that year resulted to me loving my fineliners even more. Sorry watercolors, you were never meant for me. So this piece was my first and last watercolor lettering.. ✨ Looking back, I never regretted my decision a bit. I embraced my undying love for pencil and fineliners instead of going with the trend. I was never into trends anyway (always the rebel). ✨ I want to share this story with you because I know that starting your lettering journey will come with so many doubts, questions, experimentations and frustrations. But I want you to know that they are valid emotions and totally ok!. ✨ This journey is never easy but you’ll only come out victorious if you know how to recognize your strengths as well as your weaknesses. It’s ok to try it all! Play. Experiment. Fail. Then, LEARN... ✨ Progress is progress. No matter how small or slow or frustrating it is, you’ll continue to grow as long as you continue to work. And even if things don’t go as you expected, I promise you it’ll open so many great opportunities for you. Just keep moving forward.
Quality vs quantity. ✨ Do you feel like it’s becoming a job to post on social media? Or perhaps you had days when you simply don’t feel like sharing something. Are you struggling to create just so you have something to post?. ✨ I understand that growing a social media following is essential to get noticed, get clients and eventually make a living with our creative skills. But are you delivering quality content? Or are you simply making noise? ✨ Hey, if there are days when words are simply elusive and you don’t have anything to say, it’s ok to be quiet. If you have no new work to show, an old piece can still be valuable for your new audience. Content is important. But so are you. Learn to take care of yourself. Share when you have something to share. ✨ Stop comparing yourself with those who can create tons of content. They have their own struggles too and you just don’t see it. Focus on what you can offer instead. If it’s once or twice a week post. So be it. ✨ 📷 @oninlorente #thursdayvibes
The devil is in the details, my friend. ✨ Every morning, while sitting on the dining table having my first cup of coffee, I’ll browse through my @instagram DMs to respond to tags and questions sent my way. One of the many questions I frequently receive is how to create a more compelling lettering piece. ✨ We see a lot of amazing lettering work on a daily basis and it makes us want to be like the artists we admire. However, what we see on the surface is nothing compared to the time they spent working on their artwork.. ✨ Every letterer works at a different pace. There are artists who can whip a piece in a matter of minutes while there are artists like me who takes a looooot of time to complete one.. ✨ This piece took more than a day for me. I work slow when I letter because I have shaky hands. So I take my time and get down to the details of my artwork thoroughly. I don’t stop until I’m happy. Even if it takes me days. ✨ So, if you want better results, don’t rush your art. Embrace your imperfections and learn to work around your weaknesses. When you do, you’re going to love your own process and your art even more. . . . . . . . . . . . . . #letteringlove #letteringvideo #handlettering #handletteringpractice #typematters #goodtype #strengthinletters #typetopia #typographylove #handletteringvideo #letteringdaily #tyxca
CLOSED | And the giveaway winner is @prayercraftstudio ✨GIVEAWAY!!!✨ - because it’s Mother’s Day, let’s celebrate it by giving a copy of @masteringhandlettering To join: 1. Follow @myedeleon 2. Tag a friend in the comments and tell me why you want this book! Ends tomorrow 13th May 12PM EST.. I’ll announce the winner in this thread on the 14th. #lettering #handlettering #letteringbeginner #letteringlover #letteringleague #letteringco #typematters #typeinspiration #letteringpractice #letteringchallenge #handletteringpractice #handletteringnewbie #handletteringdaily #letteringdaily @lettering_daily @type_matters @thedailytype
Knowing and understanding what your audience need, is the first order of business. ✨ Whether you’re freelancing or you own an agency or a studio, the only way to know what services or products to offer is knowing who your people are! ✨ It sounds so easy but there’s a lot of work involve in it and at times, it’s overwhelming. How does one do that? What if I have a day job? What if I don’t have enough time? ✨ We gives ourselves so many excuses not to do things. But if you really want something, you’ll MAKE TIME for what really matters. ✨ Listen as Scotty and I talk about this topic @perspectivepodcast and how I made time to do the very thing I’m doing now despite my very limited time! Link in bio. Artwork by Scotty Russell (@prspctv_cllctv ) ✨ #perspectivepodcast #myedeleon #podcastlove #motivationsunday
I’m on @perspectivepodcast!. ✨ I met Scotty of @prspctv_cllctv online in 2014 and we were new to sharing our hand-lettering work in Instagram. Oh how we’ve grown! Scott’s killing it with his podcast and dope illustrative lettering while I’ve built my own creative business!. ✨ It’s funny because a few years ago, we were like the new kids on the block, learning lettering and trying to attract clients and build our audience! Those years, I’ve seen how Scotty started his podcast and now I’m guesting on it! ✨ I know how he values great work and his audience and you can see from all the content he’s producing that he’s not an average guy! He’s awesome and I adore him! ✨ We get to talk about my story, my lettering journey and how I advocate greatly on understanding, loving and serving your audience well. This episode is very special to me. ✨ Learn from our experiences. Learn from us. We were connected and years ago, we don’t even have clients! We are doing the same thing and yet we’re friends and we help each other! That’s how it’s supposed to be! This isn’t a competition. Share whenever you can. Give when you can. Because, my love, in the online world, you need more friends! You won’t be able to build a community if you think everyone’s a competition. . ✨ Go to the link in my profile or @perspectivepodcast and give this episode a listen and then make friends! You’re in one of the best platform to do it! 😉 . . #perspectivepodcast #myedeleon #masteringhandlettering
Hello sweetness, it’s Monday!. ✨ So many people dread Mondays. Not me! I’m always positively motivated by this day. New week, new chance of doing something bigger. A sweet opportunity to get better and continuously grow. ✨ Optimism, my friend, goes a loooong way! What you constantly feed your mind is what you’ll actually feel. If you keep saying you can’t do it or you’re not good enough, it’ll reflect in your artwork. It’s time we start treating ourselves better.. ✨ Too much negativity can kill your creative mojo. It’s bad for you and your business.. ✨ If you want to do more and create better artwork, start believing and trusting yourself. You control what happens to your life. Don’t let any day, any event or any person ruin your chances of success! It’s just Monday. You got this!. ✨ Artwork for @amytangerine @americancrafts #ATstaysweet