Over the summer, Round Rock Arts had a call for art entitled 100 Days. Each participant was asked to do something for 100 days and document the progress (learn a new language, sketch everyday, the possibilities were truly infinite). I chose to do 100 days of hand lettering. Of course, not knowing much about hand lettering (other than it being trendy and pretty), that was quite the challenge! I found that after the first few days, when I realized how over my head that I was with the process, I found my time lettering to be very relaxing. I looked forward to the hour or two that I had everyday to work on improving my skills. In the process, I learned basic modern calligraphy, chalkboard lettering and I found that even my own handwriting and cursive improved drastically over the course of the project. As cliché as it may sound, it really was a fantastic learning experience.
Last night, the Art Center had the gallery opening and it was quite a great set up. There were so many artists the contributed amazing pieces. When I dropped my piece off in the beginning of the week, I thought that this was the first time that I had displayed artwork in public since college, however I had forgotten that the Senior Art Exhibit had been canceled, so this was my first time showing work….ever! It was so great to see my work hung with the other local artists’, not to mention that the “Exhibiting Artist” name tag totally made my night.