Be Inspired

Alphabet Challenge: 26 Days of Hand Lettered ABC’s

Like everything else, handwriting gets better with practice. That’s why I’ll be hosting an alphabet lettering challenge on Instagram and Facebook.

Join in on the fun and follow me as I post a new letter of the alphabet each day. The goal is to hand draw each letter in a variety of styles and mediums. I’ll tag each photo on social media with #letteringchallenge.

So if you’ve been dreaming of dreamy writing, this is something you can easily do with me! Just draw, snap a picture and post it using the hashtag. Just don’t forget to tag me @RaleighCalligraphy so I can see comment and share some of your best work on my page.

All skill levels are welcome, because the more the merrier. {smile}

The #letteringchallenge is starting August 1st. Get ready to share your ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYandZ’s! Yep. That about sums it up. {wink}

I’ll be posting updates here on the blog as well as a recap post at the end of the challenge.

If we’re not already besties on social media, you can follow me here: Instagram Facebook Pinterest

So go pull out a fresh notebook and some writing supplies and I’ll see you on Monday. Have an awesome weekend!



Be Inspired – With this Quote about Confidence


Live Life Out Loud….

Sometimes it’s hard to muster up the confidence you need to get through some of life’s big moments. I get that. In fact, I think that’s normal. {smile} But to me, this quote about living life out loud is more about our daily lives. How we act today, tomorrow and the next day. Personally, I think confidence is one of the most attractive attributes you could exude. Be confident in who you are. Step out of your comfort closet and show the world the real you. And when possible, avoid merely walking the path you’ve chosen… STRUT it. {wink}

I’m a bit of a history buff especially when it comes to American history. So I’ll leave you with a few words of wisdom from Jefferson. You may already know that Thomas Jefferson was a confident man and he expected the people around him to be confident, too. Anyway, he once said, “Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.” I like this quote. I get fired up every time I hear it. How about you? Are you getting fired up picturing Jefferson shouting at you to act while passionately motioning with his arms? {smile}