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 but 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.