a curated list of fonts designed by women, because some times you just want something different.
For those who’ve been paying attention. You’ll notice that there are only nine days posted for this experiment. I didn’t give up, and still haven’t. I have produced more than nine pieces. And I’ll still put them up. I have all of the phrases that I want to make written and they will all be done.
I, as I often am, was a bit over ambitious with this project. I didn’t quite realize how challenging it can be to make hand drawn type. Besides I have a standard of quality that I try to hold myself to. Also as I went along I got more ambitious with the layouts and type styling. So I guess the real question I have to evaluate is, what part of my goal is most important.
I think the completion of the project is the big one. I want to have completed thirty pieces of artwork. I will have thirty pieces done! They will be posted and I’ll have a nice gallery of them to call my own.
So stay tuned true believers, there is more to come.
This one has been hard to fully accept. I’m accepting my flaws more, but sometimes I get hung up on them. It’s an old problem and it is one that seems to affect creative types. Ze Frank great quote “Perfectionism may look good in his shiny shoes. But a little bit of an a**hole and no one invites him to their pool parties.” I would say that perfectionism is not just an a**hole he’s a bully and will beat the life and joy out of you … if you let him. If you stand up to him, accept that you will never be perfect he becomes more like that one coach who believes in you so much that wants to push you to be even better. But you can’t let him become a bully again, let your quest for improvement be that, and not a quest for perfection, because that is an unattainable goal.
These are calls to action, and action is rarely perfect.
This drawing was done in “one take” there was very little planning and no erasing. My goal was to let it exist as it came out no more no less. It just happened to work out really well for what I was trying to express.
Here is Ze Frank’s video – it’s rather good (NSFW – Language)
This is the start of my project of self affirmation. The first week or so will be more fundamental statements about myself. As I go on I will probably release my sense of humor a bit more. I wanted to start with fundamental statements because you can’t build anything without a foundation.
So this is where I begin, I am my own person. I cannot be anyone else but me, and I need to be at peace with that. I am myself, strengths and flaws.