Inkling Doodles October 16 2013

If you knew me as a child, you would know that I was always doodling. I was fortunate enough to be a kid well stocked with art supplies. Even in high school, doodling was a way to get my thoughts out, or to keep me awake in algebra class. Needless to say, I excelled in Art, and my algebra grades were always subpar. Somewhere along the way I abandoned my paper and pencil (and markers) and I got really comfortable behind the computer.

But after attending Stationery Academy in August, I had a fresh look on the way I was doing things. I was determined to get back to doing what I love and loving what I do! So one Sunday, I think it was, I dusted off one of my sketchbooks (leftover from college) and sharpened my pencil and got to doodling!

I must say, I've been pleasantly surprised at how easily it's come back to me. And I've gotten some really great feedback!

I've been gathering ideas and creating rough drafts of hand-lettered items to put up in my Etsy shop.

I even incorporated quite a few hand-lettered elements in my Christmas collection

In the end it's about doing what makes you happy and usually that means getting back to basics and re-discovering something you've lost. For me it was taking out my sketchbook and pencil and starting to draw. 

What is something that you want re-discover that makes you happy?