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It was new year's day 2017, and after our big breakfast with our little family, my husband and I got talking about our hopes and dreams for the year. This was THE conversation that inspired me to turn my love for brush lettering into custom art prints. Within days I'd set up a new Instagram account to share my work. What I hadn't expected was the anxiety that became my daily companion. I felt inadequate and insecure about myself and my artwork, and spent more time comparing myself to others, than I...

I asked my husband how he’d describe what I value most, to someone who'd never met me. He paused. It was a long pause. Luckily we are way past the awkward silences stage. He said holding onto special moments is really important to me, and I do whatever I can to capture those memories. I showed him the notes from when I brainstormed what's important to me. Some of my WHY's. Gosh, he knows me well. I wrote: "Sentimental. I don't want to forget all the magical moments. I want to hold onto them...

Today, I thought I'd talk about how I started brush lettering and share a few links that helped me when I was starting out. My lettering started with playing around with digitising my handwriting, and incorporating it into my pocket page digital designs. ...

When I started this account in January, I was constantly comparing my work AND myself with what I saw in other feeds. All the photos of the gourmet cafe breakfasts, the beautiful home interiors, unboxing of the latest fashion and make up, the amazing holiday destinations...