Sunday, September 30, 2018

How to Spark Up Your Days

So, I'm finally about to begin my senior year of college, it's literally so crazy to think that just three years ago I was a high school graduate and now I'm 21 and close to obtaining an ACTUAL degree...

Time Flys 

In the process when is stopped blogging so much I wanted to find some new hobbies. One was bullet journaling. If you don't know what it is I'll link some videos below! But overall just of it is just a way to organize your life from daily reminders, calendars, mood trackers, grocery lists-anything you want.   But I noticed most of them involved some form of calligraphy or hand lettering which I find incredible and beautiful. Therefore I decided I was going to learn the art. I went on Amazon and bought a pair of Tombow brush pens and got to work following some amazing people (I'll also link them!)

Brush pens are honestly so fun and being patient with myself and learning how to use my hand in such a delicate way to create these strokes has been quite the challenge. I was literally so upset when I first started because I felt like I sucked and it was just another failed hobby, but I started to practice more and I've felt like little hiatuses help me more than I thought they would. I've improved since I started and that's more than enough for me. I'm working on currently writing a heading for a letter for my boyfriend who is leaving I, of course, want it to be perfect *facepalm*
*edit: He got the rough drafts because A for effort LOL*

So I just want to show some of my hand lettering/ calligraphy progress. Now while also sifting through learning this amazing style of lettering there's a lot in regards to credit for certain styles of writing (a little weird at times since there are only a few different ways to write A for example) so I will be crediting the ladies I can remember because I've honestly watched hundreds of  little Instagram flips and websites and youtube videos but I never claim to have created a style! With that said I love watching Kelly from Kelly Creates (she taught me how to write my capital E!), how to handletter (learned "bouncy lettering" from her) and also Amanda Rach Lee for honestly just tons of inspiration. 

So I've bought an empty book and dotted book to practice in, but a tip I got from how to hand-letter is to just practice in everyday I did an August spread..which is super outdated now but it was so fun and I got to practice! 


I know I wrote a lot about calligraphy and hand-lettering, but I just love it so much! The next thing I want to share is much simpler haha. Sleeping. It might seem weird but getting enough rest is one way your body will thank you and how to have a more productive day in my book. I use the bedtime function on my phone to remind me that its time to go to bed in order to get 8 hours of sleep. It really helps!

Water + exercise. I have been exercising more frequently and coking way more of my own food since around February and it has made so many differences in my body! Water can help clear up skin, digestive tract, lessen bloating and ultimately your body craves it. So do yourself a favor and chuggggg. 

That's all I really wanted to say, I'll be posting my October spread soon!

Until next time (:

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