Ashley Melton Hargrove

Ashley Melton Designs

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30 Days of Hand-Lettering

  1. STEP 1: What is your project going to be?
    30 days of hand-lettering; I will start Oct. 1, 2016.

  2. STEP 2: What will your daily deliverable be? What will you actually be doing every single day?
    I will sketch/draw one word/phrase/quote everyday for 30 straight days and to post this to social media (Instagram) @ashleymeltondesigns

  3. STEP 3: When will you find time in your busy schedule to fit your 365 day project?
    When I first wake up or between 8 and 10pm

  4. STEP 4: How will you keep motivated and accountable for 365 days? 
    Keep a calendar posted in my design space and to post one picture of my work to Instagram everyday.

  5. STEP 5: What will you do for the first 10 days?
    I am either going to draw a quote/phrase that comes to mind or if I can't think of anything and I am having trouble starting, I will use one of these on this list below. I also asked friends to tell me their favorite quotes so I can have that as a back-up as well. (If any of you have any you would like to share with me that would be great! :)

    1. All you need is love; Love is All You Need; or All You Need is Love & A Dog
    2. The only way to do great work is to love what you do.
    3. The best is yet to come
    4. Choose Joy
    5. Always Kiss Me Goodnight
    6. Run with Purpose -1 corinthians 9:26 
    7. The best things in life are the people we love, the places we've been and the memories we've made along the way
    8. Your love is better than life -Psalm 63:3
    9. It doesn't matter how slow you go, as long as you don't stop 
    10. If you can dream it, you can do it -Walt Disney
    11. Live well, Love much, Laugh Often (Kim S.'s favorite)
    12. A woman who fears the lord is to be praised (Kim S.'s favorite)
    13. I want to be your favorite hello and your hardest goodbye (Kim S.)
    14. Let all that you do be done in love -1 Corinthians 16:14
    15. i can do all things through christ who strengthens me - Philippians 4:13(Mamta's favorite)
    16. When you go through deep waters, I will be with you - Isaiah 4 8:2
    17. There's always more to discover
    18. throw kindness around like confetti
    19. I Love Lucy
    20. you got this
    21. and so the adventure begins
    22. and so she decided to start living the life she'd imagined
    23. you got this girl
    24. make today awesome (or make today so awesome that yesterday gets jealous)
    25.take the risk
    26. donut worry, be happy
    27. some things just fill your heart without trying (maybe add dog paw graphic at end?)
    28. Dogs Welcomed, People Tolerated
    29. Whoever said that diamonds are a girls best friend never owned a dog
    30. hello fall!
    31. happy birthday
    32. wine always makes it better!
    33. let's be weird and wonderful together
    34. Mr. Right/Mrs.Always Right
    35. You Are Loved

  6. STEP 6: Why is this important to you? What's going to keep you going all the way until day 30?
    I want to get better at hand-lettering and use my designs to start my own Etsy shop. Having my own shop has been a dream of mine for a while and I have recently quit my full-time design job and started freelancing, so I have more free time now, I just have to learn to manage it better. My husband and I are also starting our own business (fitness gym) so that is taking up most of my time and I don't make time for myself like I should and for my design projects. I am also really bad at finishing projects because I am a bit of a perfectionist, so I think this will be a great way to complete something as well as jump start my Etsy business. I want to start small, so I am going to do 30 days because I think that will be doable! I am nervous about this for some reason, but I am going to go for it! I've been putting this dream on the back burner and I need a push to get out there! :)

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