I partnered with @pilotpenusa to give you a little motivation this week! ✨ When you find yourself buried in a quicksand of insecurity or when you feel like everything you do ends up in failure, there’s only one thing you need to do - Keep Moving Forward... ✨ Sure it can be difficult to drag yourself out of the rut you're in, but if you think about it, what better choice do you have? You certainly can't go backwards and change the past. And if you don't do anything now, nothing will happen- if anything, things may get worse. So the only thing left to do is to keep on going. ✨ Take things slow. If you do even just a single thing each day to move you an inch closer to your goals, that's already progress. Before you know it, the thing that previously seemed difficult to do has turned into an achievement. ✨ Surround yourself with positively amazing people, action takers and supportive ones. I personally avoid people who loves drama and conflict (like who needs additional stress in life?) ✨ Life isn't always all butterflies and moonbeams. There will be bumps along the way. The key to success is to never give up. ✨ #powertothepen #pilotpen #frixionpen #frixion #precise #ad
Just like that… it’s the last quarter of 2019! It’s the perfect time to take a step back and look at how much your life has changed. ✨ As for me, it has changed tremendously in the past year. Last year, I made the decision to stop accepting client work because I was starting to develop myofascial pain syndrome.. ✨ But I know I can't just sit and stop doing something I love. I might not be able to do a lot of lettering so I challenged myself to be helpful in a different way. I decided to create an online course. Sure, I’d no longer do more lettering work but I can still help the industry flourish by teaching other people how to do what I do best. Through this, I’m able to help others and make bigger impact. This quote by @msrachelhollis from her book Girl, Wash Your Face resonated and stuck with me like crazy glue so I thought of creating something quick using @pilotpenusa Colored Frixion Pens. ✨ Stand up for your beliefs and be laser-sharp focused on your goals. In time, you'll rise above adversity and create the life you want. Put your mind into it and you'll attract the same energy to make the impossible, possible. It’s time to crush those limiting beliefs that are holding you back from becoming the true successful person you’re meant to be. It’s up to you to decide how you want your life to go... ✨ So, how has the past year been for you? What are your plans for this last quarter of 2019? ✨ #PilotPen #PowerToThePen #Frixion #ad #girlwashyourface
“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