Heart to Hand: Expanding Creative Horizons
Art is powerful. It broadens both the mind and the heart, offering beauty and balance. The act of creation encourages skill, technique, and discipline, while also granting space, freedom, and wild creativity. It often gives us a new perspective of the world, but also draws us inward as we learn more about ourselves—our passion, our patience, our character.
The other night, we were able to take on a little extra creativity through a Basics of Handlettering class. It was lovely. The beautiful workspace, the encouraging atmosphere, the sense of accomplishment at developing a new skill! We tackled basic writing strokes, line thickness, how to hold a brush pen, and even mixing ink colors. Our work was far from perfect, but that is the joy and liberty of lettering. And the sense of pride and gratification derived from making something with your own hands is always so satisfying.
This class was such a fun way to spend an evening, in a relaxed creative environment, surrounded by other learners and friends. This is our goal and inspiration for creating new events for you to enjoy, such as the Beads on the Vine Preview Event later this month. Plus, we can always incorporate new creative skills into our business and our lives! We are already exploring the multitude of ways we can use our new-found writing skills alongside our beadwork. (Keep an eye out for handlettering in our future packaging design.)
We encourage you to keep building, creating, and growing! It will bring beauty to your world. Keep learning new creative skills. They will always transfer over to other aspects of your life and character development. And we would LOVE to see what creative projects you are working on! Happy Valentine’s Day!