I am an admirer of all things elegant and dainty. They are an aspect of style that can understatedly add femininity. A frilly dust ruffle on a bed can soften up a room in the same way that a strand of pearls can take the edge off of a sheath dress.
I swoon at every single item in boutiques and then to spare my home from being overly eclectic, sprinkle elegance through it with frugality. Because of my adoration for the dainty, I love artistic letters that are filled with scrolls, wisps, and elaborate detail. I love seeing the creative world trending toward beautiful lettering.
I appreciate the movements of Bible journaling through actually painting in Bibles (see photos from @krstyalletters below).
There are some ladies at my church that take fabulously designed notes that incorporate their personal takeaways as well as the main points of the message. A few of my girlfriends are pursuing calligraphy classes and are practicing diligently. I love the wall prints that graphic designers are creating to sell on Instagram, Etsy, and Pinterest (see photos from @enchantmentblog below).
While I don't necessarily have an interest in pursuing these exact same skills, the efforts of these ladies motivate me. I've never considered my handwriting pretty and until recently, I've never really attempted to improve it.
The work of these artists stirs a desire in me to better myself in this area so that I can make that birthday card envelope a bit more attractive or even decoratively write out the name of the month in my bullet journal. I want to commit to learning how to letter well, but I am simultaneously working to pair down my current pursuits to an achievable list. When I noticed that @lissletters is doing #30daysofbiblelettering (see her account below), I immediately wanted to jump on board but quickly dismissed the thought for simplicity's sake.
Then I realized that not everything needs to be all or nothing. I can participate without writing out a verse every single day and without stressing over it. This can be a long-term, small commitment and interest without me purchasing extra tools or adding an additional task into my daily schedule.
I am looking forward to lettering out a verse on days that I want to dwell on a scripture passage or when I want to absentmindedly doodle while chatting on the phone or watching tv. I am excited to pursue this talent lightly!
Do you have any ambitions or dreams that you can pursue lightly? I'd love to hear about them in the comment section below!