“What’s the #1 thing that’s holding you back from doing what you want?” This was the question I asked on my page the other day and here are the top 3 results:... ✨ 👉🏻 Fear 👉🏻 Money 👉🏻 Self-Doubt ✨ My friends, while I know that we have different circumstances and I have absolutely no idea what’s going on in your life right now, I want you to know this:.. ✨ Fear - it’s normal to be scared but don’t let it stop you from wanting more for yourself, your business, your family. If you feel like you need to do something and in your heart you know you can do it, go for it. Because if you don’t you’re going to regret it one day... ✨ Money - I’ve been there. And I remember closing my personal scrapbook store and taking all of my earnings so that I could invest and learn the things I need to grow my art and business. It was also scary, but it was so much worth it. If you don’t have the money, you might want to find a job first so that you have money to pay the bills while you’re hustling on the side. You CAN’T start a business or go freelance if you’re worried whether you have food to eat or a roof over you head... ✨ Self-doubt - lack of confidence. Oh my goodness. Can I be honest? English is NOT my mother tongue and it probably shows in my posts. But I’m teaching online courses, coaching artists and creatives to grow their businesses - in English! Is it hard? Yes? Do I make grammar mistakes? All the time. But I’m still able to deliver the value that my students need. I’m still able to help businesses grow. If I can do that, you can do it too! You just need to trust “YOU!” ————- Psst! Registration to The Letterer’s Lounge ends tonight at 11:59PM EST.
You can thrive as a hand-lettering artist. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. ✨ Let’s get real though. It’s not going to be easy and it goes with everything that’s worth having. You’ll face many challenges and at times, you’ll doubt yourself. But if you absolutely want it, you’ve got to make it happen! #. ✨ And if you don’t know where to start, or you’re overwhelmed and don’t know where to focus your energy, I can help. I have a free workshop series starting on July 4th, 8AM EST. Sign up via link in my profile. ✨ They key to getting started is by saying YES to yourself. NOW. Have a great week ahead!
This was me in April 2015. I just got the complimentary copies of my first paid lettering project, The Little Alphabet Book of Hand-Lettered Type, and fresh from completing 2 other huge projects.. ✨ Who knew that this mom, who was simply seeking happiness from a situation that seemed unbearable made it as a hand-lettering artist, author and now owns/runs her own company!? ✨ So many people find it unbelievable that I managed to build a business, got my husband out of his corporate job, bought our own house (we rented for years!) all because of hand-lettering... ✨ So, on July 4th, I’m opening Pandora’s box and sharing my secrets in my FREE 4-part video workshop series! Want in? Check link in my profile! I’ll see you there!. ✨ 📷 @oninlorente
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