It’s disheartening to hear a lot of people worry about their followers, the likes, the comments and now, even swipe up has become a thing. Let me tell you this - you are worth more than your 10K!. .. Don’t get me wrong, it’s good to have great numbers. I’m not denying that but if you are merely working towards growing your numbers instead of delivering value, then what’s the point? .. You know what you can do instead of desperately trying to achieve your swipe up, serve those who are giving you their attention! Because behind those numbers big or small, are PEOPLE! Real people who crave connection, people who want to learn, discover something, meet like-minded friends.. .. 10K is not everything. If you sincerely want to help and build a community around your art, that should not be your motivation. And if it is, I hope you can sustain it because honestly, it’s draining to create for a number who doesn’t even engage with your content.. .. And this is why I’m grateful with my community here. I love that you’re talking to me, sharing your experiences, your struggles. Because your story matters and I genuinely want to hear about them! Sending you virtual hugs today my dearest ! 😘❤️❤️
Took me a while to learn it and I’m still a work in progress but I’m glad that using the iPad pro has been paying off! 🌟 To be honest, my shoulder hurts so bad everytime I use it and it must be my posture but the work you can do with this tool is amazing.. 🎨 I’m slowly getting used to having it around but I’m terribly missing my paper layouts. I don’t know where this would lead but for now I’ll enjoy it, shoulder and neck pain aside. And as I always say since my scrapbooking days - “Creativity is a constant process of improvement” so trying something new has always been my thing in spite of the challenges that comes along with.. 📱 So tell me, have you tried something different lately? A new tool, a different style perhaps? What did you learn from it? I’m curious, let’s chat about it!. 🇯🇵 This artwork is dedicated to my friends in Osaka! @hayasakaryo and her crew! Masami-san to, iroiro arigatou gozaimashita! @heidi80e
Interrupting my regular conversation with you because of this very important announcement! My my dear friend @jamesllewis is having a 3D Lettering Workshop in Singapore on November 4th! It’s a once in a blue moon event SG peeps! Don’t miss it! Visit his profile for the registration link! #sgworkshop #workshopsg #sglettering #sgdaily #sgiger
It’s been a year since we launched @masteringhandlettering - This book was a dream! When I started lettering I promised myself one day, I’m going to publish my own book. One day. 🌟 I kept that wish in my heart and worked relentlessly, pursuing a career I knew I was born for. When I was approached by an agent to co-author a book, I declined and politely told her I can’t do the project because I have plans of publishing my own book someday.. 🌈 You know that saying from The Alchemist - “when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” I have lived like that all my life. When I put my mind and heart into something, every fiber of my being works toward achieving it. No goal is too big for me. I always look at greater possibilities. ❤️ How many times have someone told me they want to do something only to be followed up by BUT. If you want something so bad, BUT should not be in your vocabulary. Instead, change it to HOW. How can you make it happen? How can you fix your schedule so you can have time to practice? You want to change your life? Then, it’s time you change your perspective. #masteringhandlettering
So the girl who loves pen and paper finally gave in and started posting her #ipadlettering work.. ✏️ Kris bought me the ipadpro in June and the learning curve wasn’t easy for so many reasons (1) it was too hard for me (2) Can’t even install the freakin’ brushes (3) it takes so much time and i thought it was supposed to be easier (4) I’d rather do it in pencil.. 😩 You see, it’s not just you! Most of us go through the exhausting process of learning! No one ever gets away with it. In fact, I’ve been doing lettering for long and iPad still annoys me! Well, it’s less annoying now ‘coz I’m beginning to like it.. 😭 Learning something takes time. If you think your lettering sucks, I dare you to go through my entire feed and find my work from 4 years ago. What you see now is a result of hours and hours of practice!. ✏️ Anyway, I simply can’t let go of pencil yet so I still sketch in paper, take a picture and digitize in iPad. Works for me! #indenial .. ☝🏻 I haven’t gotten the whole iPad thing yet but I’m willing to do what it takes to make the learning process easier. Once I get at ease with this monstrosity, I’ll start sketching in it.. 🤪 My point, others may laugh at me for sketching in pencil and tracing in ipad, but for me it works in getting more comfortable with a new tool so who cares? You thinking about other people’s opinion won’t help get things done so why bother?
“Inspiration will come but it has to find you working” - Picasso ✏️ I chanced upon @jakeweidmann’s post today and was totally blown away. Check it if you haven’t seen it yet. He talked about how sometimes, our work can change as we work on them.. 🌟 Have you ever experience that? If you haven’t, try spending some time with your work. Don’t rush things. Go with the flow and explore all possibilities. You’ll be surprised how it will change your lettering game.. 👦🏻 This piece was inspired by my little trooper who had heart surgery at 6weeks. In the initial layout, the S should overlap with T but as I go on with the piece, it was too overbearing so I stopped drawing the S which created a corner at the bottom. I drew the T and finally it gave space to continue with the S but I no longer want to overlap it. That little corner in S gave me the idea to curve the stroke in the opposite direction as you would normally draw it.. 🌟 Creativity comes from creating more. Have a great day, you! ❤️
Never ever underestimate your own capabilites.. 💪🏻 I think I have aged well, enough to understand that we will never be able to please everyone. Your artwork, your style, your quirkiness - they are yours. Learn to embrace them.. 🤪 You’re nervous, anxious, and in doubt whether you’ll make it and be one of those artists you admire. Be patient and give yourself grace to learn and grow at your own pace. Know when it’s time to rest and when it’s time to work. It’s a constant balance but with consistency, you’ll get your groove soon enough.. 🌟 Your time to shine will come. If you put your mind and commit to doing only the things that bring you closer to your goals, you will be unstoppable. Don’t hold back on your dreams. Don’t think for one second that they are impossible. You can move mountains. You are good enough to make it happen. You can do it! Don’t even think otherwise. Have a great weekend!
One thing that will always be constant with me is learning something new.. 👩🏻💻 Whether it’s relatively small or something that will really blow my mind, I always find something to learn in everything. It’s just how I was wired. As someone who is hungry for success, it’s one trait I’m thankful I have. For without it, I probably would’ve been satisfied as to how my business was doing. But the constant learning opened my mind to greater possibilities.. 👩🏻🔬 They say, beginners have nothing to lose and I’ve always behaved like that - a beginner. In my mind, learning is a necessity. It is what brings us closer to what we want to achieve and something that makes us crave for more! Is it too bad? I don’t think so. For me, wanting more is not always tantamount to being greedy. We aspire for more because we have people depending on us, we need to make a living, we need to survive. 🌟 The minute you stop learning and think you knew everything, that’s when you start stagnating. It applies to creatives too! Creativity is a constant process of improvement. There is always something new to learn. So don’t stop! Experiment, make a mess, make mistakes and then, learn from it.