Life Lessons – Be Good

I’m back today with another life lesson. The last couple weeks have been quiet for me and I had to put down my sketchbook and pencil. Working all day and drawing all night has been putting tremendous strain on my wrist and I’ve been dealing with some carpal tunnel issues. So to rest and heal I have been limiting the time I spend sketching. This has not been easy and there has been more than a time or two where the husband has walked into the room to catch me drawing. And with that fact I think this is the perfect life lesson for everyone (myself included) today.

Day nine of the Life Lessons hand lettering group project: Be good – most of the time. I believe in being good. I am a rule follower by nature. I don’t like to make waves. I think that you should obey the traffic laws and in general just be a good person. I also think there is a time and place to break the rules. I’m not talking about major laws here. I’m talking about the rules we as a society, and as individuals, put in place. The ones about how you shouldn’t tell someone you don’t like their new hair cut when they ask or keeping quiet just for the sake of politeness. Sometimes you have to speak up. And sometimes you just have to drink coffee at 1am. You know it’s not a good idea at the time, but it doesn’t matter. The fun you have doing it outweighs the consequences. The risks you take in life are often the things you remember the best.

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This life lesson is extra special because it has been submitted to the Minted + West Elm design challenge. Submissions close on 4/26 and voting will begin. If you get over to Minted keep an eye out for my lettering!

More information on this project and how to join in can be found here. View the entire collection on Pinterest.

Life Lessons: Eight

Day eight of the Life Lessons hand lettering group project –  Stay home if you are sick – Don’t be a hero. You don’t want to be sick, we get it, but pretending to be well enough to go to work fools no one. And nobody wants what you’ve got. So don’t be a hero. Use those sick days. That’s what they’re there for. The work will be there when you get back.

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More information on this project and how to join in can be found here. View the entire collection on Pinterest.

Life Lessons: Seven

Day seven of the Life Lessons hand lettering group project –  Use Your Vacation Days. And I mean all of them, because nobody is going to think you are more awesome if you let them expire. Just the opposite actually. So get out there and have fun. Its the best way to recharge and stay motivated. More information on this project and how to join in can be found here. View the entire collection on Pinterest.

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Life Lessons: Six

Day six of the Life Lessons hand lettering group project – Write it down. I can’t even tell you how many times a day I think of my “most amazing idea yet” and then its completely gone when I come back to it. I haven’t the foggiest what my amazing idea was. Or what I went to the store to get. I know we need it, but I couldn’t tell you what it is for the life of me. Sometimes it comes back to me when I’m pulling back in the driveway, other times I am not so lucky. Lesson learned, so now I keep a notepad on my at all times. I use my iPhone to keep track of notes and I send myself emails in the middle of the night. I’ve got a brain that never stops.

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More information on this project and how to join in can be found here. View the entire collection on Pinterest.

Life Lessons: Five

Day five of the Life Lessons hand lettering group project – Finish this project first before starting the next. Amen. I am the queen of starting new projects before I can even finish the last one. I have so many ideas that I am constantly thinking of and am just so excited about all of them. I want to start working on them asap. My excitement gets the best of me sometimes. I received a gift for my birthday this year that is a coffee mug that says “I’ve got ideas I haven’t even thought of yet” which is so completely fitting on the both counts, the quote and the fact that it aids in my coffee addiction. More information on this project and how to join in can be found here. View the entire collection on Pinterest.

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Life Lessons: Four

Day four of my Life Lessons hand lettering group project – First Things First: Coffee. I live and die by this one. More information on this project and how to join in can be found here. View the entire collection on Pinterest.

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Life Lessons: Three

Life Lessons – day three: Your mom was right.​ Isn’t that the truth? I’m really loving how this one turned out. I tried a couple new effects and techniques and am really happy with the result. The text pops right off the background. Want to get involved? More information about my hand lettering project here.mom-was-right-web

Life Lessons: Two

Life Lessons hand lettering project – day two: Those shoes weren’t worth it. ​Who’s with me on this one?shoes2-web

Minted Challenge with PEOPLE

So I have a big announcement and I need your help if you can spare just a minute. I recently entered the Minted and PEOPLE’s Most Beautiful Quotes design challenge. For this challenge I created two hand drawn lettering quotes and I would love so much if you could go to Minted.com and vote for me. The winners are going to get a chance to be featured on PEOPLE.com! How amazing would that be? Voting is open until Tuesday, March 26th at 9am PST.

The links to both of my pieces are here:​
Search for Perfection 

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Beauty is a Joy

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Thank you so much to everyone who can spare the time! It means the world to me.
xo Jayme