A couple of Saturdays ago I had the pleasure of teaching hand-lettering to 20 women in a gorgeous $2.25M model home in North Raleigh. I literally walked away gushing with gratitude for the opportunity to be a part of this event.
Hosted by two rock star realtors in the Raleigh area, Katherin Burnette and Keli Smith invited their close friends and clients to a morning of hand-lettering and mimosas as well as brunch and private tours of the Arthur Rutenberg home that was a gold medal parade home last Fall. Nestled in the North Hills Country Club and right on the golf course, the venue couldn't have been more stunning and the women couldn't have been more fun!
My number one rule when teaching any class is that the attendees simply have fun! The second is simply "you do you." I once took a hand-lettering class from All She Wrote Notes and I remember in the weeks to follow I would get so frustrated because my lettering wasn't like hers. And then the light bulb went off! Of course it wasn't working because it wasn't natural for me. Over time, my hand lettering has evolved into my own style and that is what I teach. You do you! Find what is most natural and comfortable for you! Don't try to be like someone you were never meant to be.
I try to incorporate hand-lettering into my every day. To-do lists at the office are more fun with whimsical writing and grocery store lists are less mundane to make when you add some pizzazz to your penmanship.
No fancy pens required! My class kits always include a TomBow Dual Brush Pen and a Sharpie but some of my favorite tools to write with are the basic roller-ball gel pens that I pick up at the Dollar Tree, as pictured below.
Are you interested in hosting a hand-lettering class? Let's chat! March availability is almost full and I'm already booking out for April. Fill out this simple google form to start the conversation!
You can also check out my :: Hand Lettering Love :: board on Pinterest! You'll find all of my favorite writing tools and some other fun templates there! Give it a follow!
Happy hand lettering!