Study 84: Art Resolutions-Handcrafted

Art Resolutions is a self-imposed initiative to create an art study every day for a year.

Last week I arrived in Vermont for my godson’s wedding. I look forward to creating during these trips because it is a visually  inspiring place. But creation did not begin with scenery but with calligraphy. I was asked to create the seating chart for the wedding reception. It took an absurd amount of time imagebut turned out well. There were the requisite missteps that accompany the typical hand lettering project–misspellings, inaccurate rules, and smears. But no one seemed the wiser, or if they were, they didn’t let on.

In years gone by, I made a decent amount of pocket money hand lettering high school diplomas, signs, wedding invites, and programs of all kinds. Like everything else continual practice makes the task second nature. Having been away from that routine practice, I found a renewed appreciation for the dedication and commitment to mastery of anything.


About vbassoc

Donna Van Bogaert is a researcher and consultant in the field of cognitive styles, health communication, and organizational communication and behavior. Her business, Van Bogaert & Associates, Inc., specializes in cognitive-based coaching, management consulting, and leadership development. When the winds are blowing her way, she travels and talks about workplace potential and creative problem solving. In another life, Donna sings jazz. For a very long time, she fronted two 18-piece big bands —All That Jazz (Madison, WI) and The Gardenia Big Band (Rockford, IL). She currently resides in Cincinnati, Ohio where, in a third parallel universe, she leads a media branch of a national research institute. Mostly she has returned to painting, poetry, and plotting the next chapter of her life.
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