I'm jumped on the #100DayProject bandwagon. I figured I'm finished one marathon, why not start another? For my project, #100DaysOfBecomingMyMother I'm working on handlettering. So, what does my mom have to do with it? Hear me out.
I've been wanting to practice and experiment with handlettering...I don't want to be a handletter, just want to get better at it and the 100 Day Project seems like the accountability I need.
I'm a mother and sometimes I find myself repeating the same things. Things that occasionally make me cringe and think "I sound like my mom!" I think most parents can relate to losing their grace and falling back on those "tried and true" sayings that make you sound like a 1950's sitcom.
Now, I love my mother. I adore her. She is simply amazing. She's one of my closest friends. But still, I think it's innate to want to evolve your own parenting style when you have your children. To be different than your parents, no matter how wonderful your parents may have been or are.
I've been keeping track of the things I say to my boys that sound like something my mom would say. I'm going to letter those things. For 100 days. I hope it's fun, it's meant to be tongue-in-cheek and I hope to get better at handlettering. It could be a hot mess, who knows. I might draw sayings that are cringe-worthy or I might discover sayings that are sweet.
With each entry I'll include thoughts around that saying, examining my own patterns in a playful way. I'm just curious to see what happens. Here's a look at my first 8 days:
**And a tribute to Prince who sadly passed away last week. Long reign His Purple Majesty.**