I like Katrina’s work because she uses a variety of tools (brush pens, calligraphy pens, water brushes) and she has an elegant and artistic style. Let’s hear what she has to say:
I actually love crafting and scrapbooking. I got into lettering when my aunt showed me her works from a workshop she attended just this year. She influenced me to join a workshop (just this October 2015) too and now I’m hooked! Addicted is an understatement. Lol! I decided to make an IG account (@katscribbles) dedicated only for my lettering works and got to discover and follow fellow calligrapher and lettering enthusiasts.
That’s where I found out about #surelysimplelettering. It is actually my favorite challenge because it doesn’t require me to write too much. Just a word, for practicing. Sometimes I even continue making the challenge for the days ahead! That’s how excited I get in participating this challenge and this is how passionate I think I am in trying to aim for progress and improving. I don’t think I completed the challenge though because I think I missed on some, but I feel so flattered and happy at the same time that fellow brush, pointed pen and lettering enthusiasts appreciate my works.
Some even offer to feature me. It inspires me and motivates me a lot when I get to get featured. I plan on just continuing my works, thinking that maybe one day I get to be just like Aaria and make a living out of this hobby of mine. 🙂
I like Amy’s style because it’s striking yet simple and neat. She also uses different tools and art media, and focuses primarily on lettering fonts. I can automatically recognize a ‘lilylanecreations’ photo on my feed- it’s that distinctive. Let’s hear what she has to say:
I started hand lettering in March 2015 after coming to terms with a chronic autoimmune disease that would keep me at home full time. After floundering with other artsy ideas, I found Caroline Kelso’s Better Lettering Course. I promptly paid my $20 and have been lettering daily ever since. I had just started to enjoy following @surelysimpleblog when Aaria announced a lettering challenge for November and I jumped on board. It always feels good to finish a project and look back on your work to see the progress. Hopefully, next on my lettering journey is to open an etsy shop soon!
Kristine’s work is very cute and straightforward. She uses markers, glitter pens and gel pens to get an adorable result. Let’s hear what she has to say:
I started lettering in September this year. I saw some lettering posts and I got inspired. I chose #surelysimplelettering as one of my lettering challenges because I find it easier to write simple words. After completing last month’s challenge, I felt happy but not really satisfied. I think I still need more practice that’s why I decided to continue doing this challenge. Whenever I see beautiful lettering posts, I feel more inspired and I keep telling myself that I will practice more and do my best next time.
Krista’s style is so colourful and artistic! She adds details, plays with colour tones and text to get striking results. Let’s hear what she has to say:
Hi! I’m Krista, 24, an aspiring calligrapher. I consider myself as a novice on this field since it’s just recently that I’ve got a chance to explore my skills and practice. I’ve always wanted arts. My favorite place is bookstores. When ever I visit one, I would spend a lot of time just looking around and window shopping. YES! Just window shopping, since I’m not blessed with fortune to buy stuff and supplies.
I can say that I started my love for lettering during elementary days. I’m very particular with my hand writing- that’s why I’m often voted as Secretary in different orgs ( Not to brag) lol. It was just recently that I had a chance to practice my lettering skills coz I’m earning money now. ✌🏻️
I tried to explore Youtube for tutorials as well as Instagram and I found #surelysimplelettering prompt. I told myself to give it a try since it’s good for beginners because the words are simple and short- but are challenging since you have to think of new ideas and concepts everyday. I got so addicted to it, but sometimes did it late because of my busy schedule but I’m really enjoying it so I’m taking time to at least finish my craft. It has been my stress reliever. After completing the November prompt, I was so stoked. I gained followers more than I imagined and it quite boosted my self esteem, plus I saw improvement in my work. I’m just so lucky that I tried the @surelysimpleblog lettering challenge and would still strive to work on my lettering skills with the next coming prompts from your blog. Now, I’m looking forward for new supplies specially nibs, dip pens and brush pens to explore more. Funny how I don’t have these things yet. Well, we’re not allowed to go out anywhere we want here in K.S.A. But nevertheless, I would love to still hold waterbrush and watercolors, and besides, art should be worked with what you have.