Creative unBlock: Project No.6 (Part One)

The Project:

A daily hand-lettering challenge: Pick a quote you heard that day, either from the news, your favourite TV show or any quote that inspires you, and jot it down in a notebook. Seeking information that inspires you philosophically and intellectually will help you stay motivated making art - and what better way to remember these words than to draw them beautifully? Draw one quote every day for thirty days.

This project is set by Brooklyn-based Mary Kate McDevitt. McDevitt creates such a wonderful pieces, and studied as a graphic designer at Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia.

I'll be honest here, I was really weary of starting this project, at first thoughts I was like, yes, I really want to try this because my handwriting is ABYSMAL. Then I thought about it and panicked and decided not to; why? Thats a story for another day, maybe. 


With this memory and this knowledge I decided to stay clear of handlettering per se, and to focus on calligraphy and flourishes and making it look pretty. The reason, too, that this is part one is because this project has led onto other ideas and those ideas aren't quite finished or even good enough to share, yet.

Thats what these project are all about though, getting me (and you) out of my (our) comfort zones. It's about trying something new and incorporating that into our regular practices.