Please tell me a bit about yourself.
My name is Hazel and I have the most amazing, supportive husband and two beautiful girls at home who sure keeps me busy. My lettering hobby turned into addiction this past March shortly after I signed up for an online course. The course helped boost my confidence and decided to start my own lettering account in IG. I’m not saying that everyone should take a course. I know some, if not most, are self taught. I’m just speaking for me 🙂
How would you describe your lettering/ calligraphy style?
My lettering style I would say is simple, modern and I like to incorporate different font styles(lower case and upper case) in one word or through out a piece I am working on.
What makes you motivated enough to keep on keeping on with your work?
What keeps me motivated is definitely the whole #calligrafriends and IG’s lettering community who have been so encouraging in my lettering journey so far and also seeing that my work is being liked makes me feel good.
Would you rather go the freelance way or do you prefer a more regulated and secure way of work?
If you had asked me this 10 years ago I would say freelance way but now that I have children, I do want more of a secured type of work with my own regulations 😉
What makes you the happiest when it comes to looking at your progress?
Seeing that the pieces I have done are being admired by many people definitely makes me feel good and also when my girls say “Mom, you’re a good writer!” makes me the happiest even though I’m pretty sure they want ice cream.
Half glass full or half glass empty? What’s your attitude in life in general?
To me, it’s all relative. Having children of my own and seeing how fast they grow in my very own eyes made me realized that I have to enjoy and capture every moment, live in the present, and most of all, be happy.
Who do you look up to in your field? Or in life as a whole?
I always look up to my mom because she is the most kind hearted, unselfish, caring, beautiful, and strongest person I know. I am very fortunate to have her as my mother.
How many hours do you put in for your work everyday?
I work about 8 hours a day.
What book/ podcast are you currently reading/listening to?
As of right now, I am reading “The Chronicles of Narnia” to my littles at night. We shall see how long that will take us to finish.
How do you think you have evolved in your art- has it changed you?
I have more confidence in finding my own style.
What’s next in your artistic journey?
I just want to continue to practice daily and to work on my own style. As a newbie, I am still learning and trying out new things everyday.
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Thanks for sharing, Hazel! Connect with her on her instagram @hazelslettering.