February 21-24, 2017

By Anne - February 24, 2017

It's been a rough couple of days. I was starting to worry that I hadn't made a blog post in three days, but then I remembered that I'm the only one who currently reads this blog (if I'm wrong, prove it in the comments), and I stopped worrying about it.

I still have to remind myself that I'm doing this for me, and no one else. The anxiety makes me try to live up to crazy standards sometimes, even if there's no one around to witness my imperfection.

I did my drills for the last four days, as usual (they're at the bottom of the post this time), and I think they're getting a little better/easier, but I still have a long way to go. 

I haven't officially moved on to doing letter drills, or even learning how to form calligraphy letters, yet, but I wanted to play with my brush markers the other night. So I pulled out my Rhodia pad, and just started writing words and names that came to mind. After I filled up the paper with brush marker words, I pulled out a Pentel brush pen, and filled in the smaller spaces.

Some of the lettering is really terrible, some isn't half bad. I had fun doing it, so it's cool either way. 

The note on there is something my youngest left for me when she looked at the words. I left it on for the picture because it's part of the story now, and I want to remember it. Sometimes it's not about how perfect the words or the letters are, sometimes it's the moments in the creation and the life that surround it that are the most important parts.

Note to my anxious brain:
Never let the picture be more important than the memory.

I realized I hadn't added anything to my alphabet book in awhile, so I took some time to add a quirky font that I found on Pinterest.

And of course the drills I mentioned earlier. Don't even talk to me about the ovals. I always start thinking I'm doing better, and then Friday rolls around and I utterly fail with those damn ovals. I hate them, and they need to die.

Hopefully I'll get some more stuff blogged soon, but if not, don't worry I haven't died, my life is just going to get super crazy for a while in two days time. I'll tell you all about it the next time I post.

Until then,

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