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Hand Lettering

Take a Break, Review & Refine

By |2019-07-15T03:23:48+00:00July 15th, 2019|Categories: Lettering|Tags: , , , , , , |

This week's HomWork assignment was to turn someone's neg comment into something more positive that they could have said! When I was a teenager I did an art day out at Arthur Boyd's artist retreat called Bundanon, which is on the Shoalhaven River and had beautiful plants and ferns all over the property, it's really peaceful. Unfortunately, I remember some woman killing the vibe when she walked over to me and a friend while we were working on our little section of a giant piece of butcher's paper, she looked down her nose at us [...]

Follow your Value

By |2019-07-15T03:23:36+00:00July 6th, 2019|Categories: Lettering|Tags: , , , , , , |

Evening, dudes 🌈 This week's HomWork challenge is to reflect on how I want the rest of this year to pan out, and the answer is to follow what I value ✨ This is intentionally kinda vague as it covers a few different things I've been thinking about recently. 1️⃣ Valuing my own skill. I'm gonna level with you here, I've been working as a freelancer for half the rate that I could be charging for a pretty long time. After chatting with new pal @delphiejoy, I found out I've been under selling my skills [...]

Do What You Love

By |2019-07-15T04:50:11+00:00June 1st, 2019|Categories: Animation, Lettering|Tags: , , , , , , |

When I watched Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond on Netflix, Jim told a story about his father. His Dad could have been a great comedian he says, but instead, he got a safe job as an accountant. He was let go from this 'safe' job and their family struggled to make ends meet. So, he said, the lesson is this: You can fail at what you don't love, so you might as well do what you love. I illustrated this piece as it really rang true with me. To be fair, I've never not [...]