I started this blog as a creative outlet for me. I have always been fascinated by typography, art, doodling, pens, stationary, color, and design. Even as a little girl, my favorite part about going back to school was shopping for school supplies! I was that super giddy little girl walking around Target with her mom and a basket full of pencils, erasers, notebooks and caddies. Fast forward to me now and I still find joy and excitement when it comes to opening that box that just arrived with fresh new brush markers or gel pens. Discovering a new brand of office supplies to swoon over is a favorite pastime of mine.
Through this obsession of mine and the invention of Instagram and hastags, I have been able to open my eyes to a world of like minded people just as obsessed with hand lettering and drawing. I have found my people! They provide inspiration on a daily basis. Whether I’m hitting a creative roadblock or just need to brighten my mood, I know that after scrolling through my feed I’ll find something that resonates with me.
So I suppose that brings me to the topic of today’s post. Why do I write? I write for myself! I write to inspire. I write to bring my creativity to the world of like minded creatives. And that is also why I decided to start this blog. While my Instagram account is my baby, sometimes you need to show more than just one photo with one caption. I felt like I needed a place to further delve into the process behind my work and inspiration for it all. I hope that I can build this blog to be a place for people to come and enjoy, relax, feel inspired and leave happy.
This brings me to my next point: my goals! When I sat down and really thought about what goals I have for this blog in the coming year, I really wanted to dig deep and see why it is that I started this and what I hope to gain from it. Here’s what I have so far. Granted, this might change over time, but I suppose its best to start somewhere and see where things go from there!
- To establish a community of people who are engaged and excited about the content I am providing. To have real relationships (even if they are online) with like minded people and creatives. This involves active dialogue and correspondence.
- To establish myself as a go-to in calligraphy and hand lettering inspiration. To be a major resource for those who are just getting started and those who just need a little boost. I want my name to be well known and recognized in this field.
- To establish a business where I can use my skills for creating personalized works for weddings, parties, homes, and gifts. I want to grow my Etsy shop and have a true business that I can call my own and sustain my family with.
So that’s where I am right now. Let me know what you think! I’d love to hear some feedback on anything… my Instagram, my tutorial, goals, it’s all fair game.
Thanks for stopping by!