What is the Lettering Positive Vibes Challenge and why you should participate? Everything you need to know about a lettering challenge. Plus get access to the Printable PDF with all the motivational quotes included on this challenge.
POSITIVE VIBES LETTERING CHALLENGE + FREE PRINTABLE
Lettering challenges have helped me a lot to practice and improve my calligraphy skills because they provide quotes and phrases you for you to practice. Before I started doing challenges, I used to spend almost more time thinking of what to write than actually doing it.
Completing any type of challenge is always great because it pushes you to do something you’ve never done before. Lettering challenges are no exception! Most lettering challenges run from month to month, so you are encouraged to participate and practice your lettering every day.
In case you’ve never heard of a lettering challenge before, let me back for a bit and explain what a lettering challenge is and why you should participate in one.
What is a Lettering (Or Calligraphy) Challenge?
A lettering challenge is a list of prompts to encourage you to practice your lettering. Lettering Challenges are usually monthly, and most of them provide daily prompts. The goal is for you to letter the prompt of the day. You can get as creative as you want. Sometimes you can pick a word from the prompt of the day and practice that word or do a full quote. You can take part in the whole month or a few times. Participation is up to you. Of course, the more you participate and practice, the better.
Why should you participate in a lettering challenge?
If you ever wanted to improve your lettering, then practice is the way to do it. One of the biggest questions, when you are trying to practice, is what to letter? I can’t tell you how many times I’ve starred at a blank piece of paper for too long and nothing comes to mind. Having a prompt ready makes it much easier to start practicing. Knowing what to write takes the guessing game off you practicing time.
Accountability is SO important, so I encourage you to post your work on Instagram or even Facebook. The goal is for you to practice. Practicing lettering is all about progress, not perfection. Don’t be afraid of posting your work and sharing your talent with the world.
The Lettering Positive Vibes Challenge
I teamed up with two amazing letters Angélica @letters_by_gigi (She created the image above) and Diana @tiendacoloresdelcielo to bring you the Lettering Positive Vibes challenge starting June 1st, 2019. Each month we gather inspirational quotes and put them together for you. We hope to help you practice while keeping you motivated in this calligraphy journey.
The idea is to spread positive vibes at the same time we practice and learn together.
Another thing that has me super excited about the Lettering Positive Vibes Challenge is that it has positive quotes and words both in English and Spanish. This will not only help you practice your lettering but also learn a new language along the way!
You can save the image below on the challenge’s Instagram account @LetteringPositiveVibes account so you can reference it there.
To make it more convenient, you can also download the FREE PDF from my resource library. Just fill out the form below to gain access to it.
How to Participate in The Lettering Positive Vibes Challenge?
- Get the monthly list of prompts. We’ll be posting the monthly prompts at the beginning of the month. We’ll post them on Instagram here, and I will also be sharing them here on the blog along with a FREE printable PDF. Feel free to repost the monthly prompt image to let others know you’ll be joining.
- Letter the quote of the day. We encourage you to set aside at least 30 mins every day to practice your lettering. Every day there will be a prompt so you can choose to create a lettering piece using the full quote. Or you can also get creative, pick a word that stands out and use it to practice. The challenge is called inspired calligraphy, but you are welcome to use any lettering style or form of art you want.
- Share your work. Every time you participate, make sure you share your work on Instagram. Use the hashtag #LetteringPositiveVibes and tag @LetteringPositiveVibes, @vialdesigns, @letters_by_gigi, and @tiendacoloresdelcielo so we can see your work. Each day we will be featuring our favorite pieces on our Instagram page and stories. This will help you more involved with this fantastic lettering community and let others see your work, while we all encourage each other to keep practicing.
Last year, I hosted a lettering challenge called #InspiredCalligraphyChallenge. It was also gathered towards helping you practice with inspirational quotes. I organized it for 3 months, and I wished I’ve have continued, but life got on the way. If you want to check all the prompts for this challenge, check these blog posts or head to the resource library to get the printable version of them.
This lettering challenge is NOT about perfection! This challenge is about practicing and having fun while doing it.
Need some ideas to get started with lettering the quotes? Search Pinterest to get some inspiration. Better yet look outside or around you. Make sure to use what you see for motivation, and not to copy someone else’s work. Incorporate your style! This challenge is to help you create your own. To share your uniqueness (is that even a word?) with the world.
NEED HELP GETTING STARTED WITH LETTERING?
These blog posts will help you get started:
How to start making beautiful letters today
Best lettering tools for beginners
How to find time to practice calligraphy
7 Calligraphy practice tips.
If you have an inspirational quote you would like to be added to the challenge, let me know in the comments below.
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