Let me back up…

… This month, I am going to hand letter #everydamnday. I started hand lettering back when I was planning my 2011 wedding and discovered I had some pretty specific ideas about fonts and aesthetics. I wasn’t finding some of the elements I wanted within a price range we could afford, so I decided I would have to create them myself.  And I did.

I’ve employed hand lettering off and on through the years for similar reasons — I needed signs for my doors or wanted to create an anniversary gift for my husband or wanted to decorate the nursery or just wanted to organize the pantry.  But, I’ve never taken time to just create hand lettering for the point of creating it.  For the process of it all.  For the love of it.  

So this month, I issued myself a challenge.  Claim space for hand lettering.  Every day.  No matter what.  That’s my challenge for September (well, every day except September 1, since I only conceived of the challenge on September 2!  I’ll do a double day at some point to keep the spirit of challenge alive.).  I hope you’ll follow along to see how that practice goes — and stick around for what’s next.

space for lettering

Published by Emily P.G. Erickson

Emily P.G. Erickson is a freelance writer specializing in mental health and parenting. She has written for popular digital publications, including Everyday Health, Health, The New York Times, Parents, Romper, Verywell Mind, WIRED, and more. Emily is a professional member of the National Association of Science Writers (NASW), the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA), and the Association of Health Care Journalists (AHCJ). Previously, Emily researched PTSD for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and earned a master's in psychology. You can find the latest from Emily at www.emilypgerickson.com.

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