On this chilly Thursday morning, I am sitting at my desk. Coffee in mug and ear buds delivering Sean McCabe's latest podcast to my ears. Snow's falling from the sky and ringing in the holiday season. (You know...when it adequately begins.)
I'm taking advantage of my day by hand lettering our Christmas cards. My goal: DO NOT RUSH. Drawing each card takes quite a bit of time and I am trying to get these in the box as soon as possible. Currently, I am five cards in. If I can get ten completed today I will be feeling pretty good.
These cards are not perfect. My lettering skills are still burgeoning, but I value is that each one is different. It lets the reader know that I took the time. My card recipients are people that are important in my life. Drawing these cards communicates that they are in my thoughts. Each mark is evidence of our love and support of these people. They are not precise, like the relationships we have with these individuals. The tiny mistakes make it authentic.
I wish everyone reading this a wonderful Thanksgiving and holiday season. I am thankful for the readers and admirers of my work.