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
Today is World Down Syndrome Day.. ✨ My son, Alphonse came into our lives 6 years ago and he was instrumental in my journey as a lettering artist. Oh how much he changed our life, our family. He brought so much joy and laughter into our home!. ✨ I still remember how I grieved when I gave birth to him. I was lost and didn’t know what to do. We were introduced into a whole new world of special needs. I was angry and I hated looking at pregnant women and even babies because it reminds me of all my what ifs. What if he was born “normal”? What if he’s able to hear? What if he’s able to talk? ✨ Down Syndrome happens when a person is born with an extra chromosome. We all have 46 chromosomes (23 pairs) but for a person with DS, they have 47. They have an extra or third copy of the 21st chromosome. It’s also called Trisomy 21. Along with this condition are other medical issues like congenital heart disease and/or more.. ✨ For Alphonse he was born with congenital heart disease, profound hearing loss, retractile testis, hypothyroidism. His low muscle tone makes it harder for him to do typical things like picking up a spoon and putting it in his mouth. It’s a very challenging condition.. ✨ But if I knew then what I know now, I wouldn’t have grieved like I did. This boy has brought so much happiness into our home and I wouldn’t change one bit of his chromosome for the world!. ✨ My only wish is that he grows up in a more inclusive society where they don’t get ridiculed and isolated. May people be kinder and compassionate to those with special needs. Happy World Down Syndrome Day! ✨ #worlddownsyndromeday #wdsd #wdsd2019
Reposting from last year... ✨ Here’s to being a woman, a mother, a sister, a daughter, a wife, a friend but also a CEO, an accountant, an engineer, an artist, an entrepreneur, a doctor, a pilot and all the things they said we could not. Do not be afraid to dream, to speak up, to argue and be yourself. You are a woman and a human, just as any other man is. Be proud of who you are!. 🙌🏻 Thank you to all the amazing women who included me as their inspiration. You have no idea what it means to me.. ❤️ Happy International Women’s Day!.. #internationalwomensday #iwd2019 #independentwomen #celebratewomen #iamwomanhearmeroar
Learning is integral for progress. We grow because we learn new things and when we do we evolve and we become better versions of ourselves.. ✨ Whenever there’s a chance to discover something new, no matter how small or big, take it. Because every person, every learning material whether it’s free or paid has something new to offer.. ✨ Don’t stop because you think you already know it. Instead, change your perspective and think about the ways you can make these materials work for you. The most unique ideas typically happens when you look at something from a different perspective.. ✨ Happy weekend! A little reminder that today’s the last day to claim your 2 bonus programs when you sign up for Mastering Hand-Lettering! Check my stories for more info! #mhlprogram
Read ‘til the bottom. You won’t regret it I promise!. ✨ When people ask me what I do for a living and I say “I’m a lettering artist”, often I’ll get that look that says - “it’s a thing now?” Or “who hires you for that?” .. ✨ I don’t take offense when people don’t know about it because even I didn’t believe one can really make a living from lettering... ✨ When I got from first lettering job, it was magical. To learn that someone was willing to pay me for hand-lettered artwork was unbelievable. What I thought was impossible became my full-time job!. I worked with brands like Pinterest, American Crafts, Hinkler Books, Workman Publishing and Penguin Random House - they are famous for their book covers!. ✨ And now, I teach and help people learn the skills and strategies they need to earn a full-time income from their artwork.. There are so many jobs for hand-lettering - magazines, book covers, logos, tshirt design, posters, labels, murals, chalkboards, signages, billboards. We are needed by companies, small businesses and even individuals. ✨ If you want to learn hand-lettering and make a living from it, check out link in my profile for a FREE training!. ✨ 📷 @craftedbydq
It's crazy how great things start to unfold when you look at the bright side of life. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I can't imagine what our life would've been if I didn't try to pick myself up 5 years ago. Our situation changed because of our child's diagnosis. We were lost, overwhelmed but despite the challenges, we loved our son so much. He's our star! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ However, having a child with special needs is extra challenging. Crazy thoughts started occupying my mind so I started lettering again to escape from the depressing mood I was in. And it turned out to be the best decision of my life. I didn't believe that you can earn from lettering? But I did! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I was wrong to think you can't and now I'm here, telling you that it's possible! You can earn a full-time income as an artist and you don't have to be famous to do it! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ That's why I created Mastering Hand-Lettering Program. Yes, my book is now officially a full program that not only teaches you hand-lettering techniques but also how you can turn it into a full-time income! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I did it and I'm pretty sure you can, too! I mean, don't you want to earn a full-time income from your hobby? Check out link in my profile to learn more! #mhlprogram Artwork from @amytangerine #atstaysweet
Apparently, @instagram purged accounts again and this is a big learning experience for us all. WE DON’T OWN SOCIAL MEDIA. 📷 In every opportunity I get, I always say, your numbers doesn’t equate to the amount of money you’ll make. We’re here for so many reasons - connection, to learn, to serve. If you’re after the number of followers you’ll get, you aren’t really serving anyone but yourself.. 🤗 Focus on the people who stayed. Focus on delivering quality content to them. They are the people who will really engage with you, support you and purchase from you.. 🙅🏻♀️ Stop losing your mind over the things you can’t control. Instead, focus on the things you can and do it well. And when you do, people will come to you - REAL PEOPLE. #theweekoninstagram 📷 @mimiguille
Who’s up for a FREE LETTERING CLASS?. 👍🏻 Like seriously, raise your hand because if you are, today’s your lucky day! Or should I say this week’s your lucky week because you don’t just have access to a free class for a day! You’re in for a 5-Day Hand-Lettering Masterclass!. 😍 We’re all excited over here! I say we, because I already have a team! Can you believe that? I used to do all of these alone but now I have 4 people in my team, my husband Kris being on probation (bwahaha!) 🎁 Five people worked so hard to make this class a reality! Which means, it’s going to be awesome! Now, stop reading and head over to my profile to sign up!. ❤️ Do you have friends who would love to take this class too! Feel free to share the link to them so they can sign up too or share this post (or the one in my stories and tag #5dayhandletteringmasterclass - good news are meant to be shared!