Wednesday, January 21, 2015

52 Week Hand Lettered Project

{yes, I am drawing on graph paper...}

Ok, so my girl Emily and I were talking at Wine Club last week and I brought up that I have been feeling really inspired lately. I feel motivated to be my best and happiest self. I already got the fitness and food thing down, got the yoga thing in check, I get plenty of sleep, drink lots of water, work hard at my job, LOVE the home Max and I are creating, etc etc. I feel so full, yet I have all this pent up energy that I need to be released somehow, but haven’t figured out what to do with myself yet. Make sense? No? Ok well just keep reading anyway…

She convinced me to try out Pen and Peplum’s 52 Week Hand Lettered Project. Basically there is a theme for each week, and you create some an artsy fartsy piece (like drawing words in cool ways…). At the end of the year you have 52 pieces of word art that you created and describes things about you, your year and your personality! Neat, right?

Now, I’m not an artist by ANY stretch of the imagination, but this sounded like so much fun to me… maybe because in my “tortured emo days” I would plug in some depressing music and draw words with thin tipped markers. I’m serious, this actually happened, I can show you proof of a page drawing of words I did one time when Max and I were in a fight. Pathetic. Or is it? This project may show me otherwise… maybe it was a personal outlet to express my emotions? Or maybe I'm reaching... 

Anywho, my hope is that this project not only gives me the (small) creative outlet I've been craving, but could also grow into additional inspiration. The first week’s project (that I had to catch up on since we’re already in week 3) was “2015 Mantra”. I thought for a few minutes on this and decided on Wanderlust, meaning a strong desire for or impulse to wander or travel and explore the world. I thought this was only fitting given that 2015 is going to be the most adventurous travel year of my life thus far!

I’m so excited for this project! Make sure to check it out on the Pen and Peplum blog or Instagram account. 


  1. Really cute. Once you get good at this, I may make you draw me something to hang in mi casa. Have fun with this!

  2. I love this, Megan! Way to channel your inner emo. ;)

    1. Thanks! I'm having a lot of fun with it so far. Plugging in, listening to some music and just drawing/coloring/thinking. It's a good mental break! Can't wait to see your creations as well :)