A couple of Christmasses ago an old blogging buddy who is also a calligraphy master posted a video on instagram of her addressing Christmas card envelopes. One of the envelopes she addressed was ALMOST my address, like so close that it kinda spooked me! I messaged her and she told me I needed to follow a couple of friends of hers that are pretty much my neighbours. So I did. Then a couple of months later one posted on instagram that she needed help videoing her painting a hand-lettered sign. I introduced myself and offered my services ie. I had a tripod, camera, and a couple of hours to spare.

Since that fateful day I’ve pretty much seen Hayley every month. She runs our local Utah Valley Lettering Club which meets up one Thursday a month at a local eatery – currently The Wash in Provo.

Hayley and I: photo by Amber Prusse Photography

Lettering Club has been a bit of a life saver for me. It’s amazing the impact that spending a couple of hours with other creatives makes – even when Lettering is not your skill! I’m mostly there to selfishly soak in their vibe and observe their magic. And they let me!

If you’re looking for a new skill for 2020 go find your local lettering club. If you’re local to me there’s a club in Salt Lake and one in Provo – they’re free, super chill, and the people are top notch. Getting involved in your community like this can do nothing but benefit you.

If you’re a small business owner and looking for the same kind of interaction check out your local The Rising Tide Society, Tuesdays Together chapters – they’re all over the world.

If you’re involved in the creative community I’d love to hear how! Leave me a comment.