MARCH MINI BETTER LETTERS IN 15 CHALLENGE

Better Letters in 15 Mini Challenges by Atiliay

Lettering with all the colors of the rainbow for this month’s challenge!

The Better Letters in 15 Challenge is a set of FREE brush lettering projects and worksheets based on the idea that 15 minutes of practice per day will help you improve your lettering! It is something that has worked for me and I wanted to create a fun and easy way to do this.

There’s one big challenge per year and I host mini challenges for the all the other months throughout the year. I really enjoy thinking up and creating each one.

I typically letter in black ink but thought I’d switch things up and go bold with color this month! I was inspired by a few upcoming dates–St Patrick’s Day and the first day of spring!

There’s 3 parts to this month’s challenge–rainbow drills, rainbow letters, and rainbow sentences. You also get a PDF worksheet as well as a dot paper template to try out.

If you’d like to join in on this and receive the instructions and downloads, sign up for the Better Letters In 15 list to get the emails and links to previous challenges by clicking here:

Better Letters in 15 Mini Challenges by Atiliay

Throughout the month I will be sharing process videos over on my Instagram, @atiliay.

I really hope you will try out this month’s challenge! When you’re done, be sure to snap a pic and tag me on social media or email it to me–I love to see your work!

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FEBRUARY MINI BETTER LETTERS IN 15 CHALLENGE

Better Letters in 15 Mini Challenges by Atiliay

Love songs, brush lettering, and hearts for this month’s challenge!

The Better Letters in 15 Challenge is a set of FREE brush lettering projects and worksheets based on the idea that 15 minutes of practice per day will help you improve your lettering! It is something that has worked for me and I wanted to create a fun and easy way to do this.

There’s one big challenge per year and I host mini challenges for the all the other months throughout the year. I really enjoy thinking up and creating each one. The challenge for February might be one of my favorites! :) Here’s a little bit more about it–

I am a HUGE music lover and have always wanted to use lettering to share different songs and artists. Then I thought it’d add more visual interest to use the lettering to create hearts and use both negative and positive space!

If you’d like to join in on this and receive the instructions as well as 3 different heart templates, be sure to sign up for the Better Letters In 15 list to get the emails and links to previous challenges by clicking here:

Better Letters in 15 Mini Challenges by Atiliay
Better Letters in 15 Mini Challenges by Atiliay

Throughout the month I will be sharing process videos along with the songs I’ve used over on my Instagram, @atiliay.

I really hope you will try out this month’s challenge! When you’re done, be sure to snap a pic and tag me on social media or email it to me–I love to see your work!

Sign up to receive your free brush lettering worksheets and lessons now by clicking the button below:


MY WORD OF THE YEAR

Better Letters in 15 - Jan 2021 Mini Challenge

I love the start of a fresh new year and all the possibilities that come with it! It feels like a much needed reset and a great time to put your intentions out into the world. I’ve been picking a word at the start of January for the past few years–it helps me set the tone, describes what I am feeling, and keeps me focused! With that said, I choose it while giving myself permission to be flexible with it if that’s what I need during a particular space and time.

I chose “fearless” because there are a lot of things in this world I am fearful and concerned about right now—but there are also things that I have the power to be courageous about.

Not so much jumping outta planes or bungee jumping 😅—for me it’s being fearless about creative choices, new projects, making mistakes, not being “perfect”, living life on my own terms, asking questions, not knowing what’s next, asking for help, saying yes to the unknown, speaking up, quietly processing, embracing the unpredictable future.

Fearlessness may feel like it needs to be bold or loud, but it can also be quiet, unseen, something that happens on the inside.

It might seem like an odd word to pick for the times we live in but while I have my worries, I know there’s a balance between not living in fear, staying safe, challenging myself, and moving forward.

Do you have a word for 2021?

I hope your year is off to a wonderful start! I hope it brings you much joy, peace, inspiration, and creativity in the days to come!

PS: The first free Mini Better Letters In 15 Challenge is lettering your word of the year 5 different ways! If you’d like to participate, click here to sign up to get the free worksheets and instructions!


MY 2020-21 WINTER LIST

Winter Bucketlist Template by Atiliay.com

Happy 2021! I couldn’t think of a better way to start off my new year than with filling in my 2020 Winter List with activities and things I am excited to do this season! It took me awhile to think of what I wanted to add to it but I am really looking forward to getting some things checked off!

Here’s my list, all filled out, below, along with my summer and autumn list (I was able to check everything off of that one!) You can also find an Instagram reels video sharing a peek of the process by clicking here.

Seasonal Bucketlist Templates by Atiliay.com

I’ve included a few new habits I wanted to create (starting off very small and attainable and hoping to build up!), some organization projects for the start of the year, creative projects, and some activities for self-care. What is on your bucket list for this season?

If you’re interested in downloading this template and filling your own list out, sign up for my newsletter by clicking here to get instant access to the PDF Library. You’ll be able to find this download–along with many more–in it! I hope you are having a cozy winter so far! :)


JANUARY MINI BETTER LETTERS IN 15 CHALLENGE

The first Mini Better Letters in 15 Challenge of 2021 is here!

The Better Letters in 15 Challenge is a set of FREE brush lettering worksheets based on the idea that 15 minutes of practice per day will help you improve your lettering! It is something that has worked for me and I wanted to create a fun and easy way to do this.

I started off with one big challenge per year then began creating monthly mini challenges so that we can continue to get lettering practice and inspiration, even when the big challenges aren’t happening.

I thought we could ease into 2021 with a challenge to help us reflect, set intentions, and dabble in different lettering styles: we will be choosing a word for the year and lettering it 5 different ways!

If you’d like to join in on this, be sure to sign up for the Better Letters In 15 list to get the emails and links to previous challenges by clicking here:

After picking a word that speaks to you, we will be lettering 4 different versions of it. Worksheets and directions are provided to walk you through the steps. This month’s PDFs include:

– Challenge checklist
– Bounce variation worksheet and example
– Spacing variation worksheet and example
– Print variations worksheet and examples
– Final worksheet to letter your word in the 5 different ways we go over

My word is “fearless” and you’ll be seeing me use that in the examples in the worksheets. Here’s a peek at what they look like:

Better Letters in 15 - Jan 2021 Mini Challenge

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I hope you enjoy this month’s challenge and hope it helps you practice and explore lettering in a new way! See you in the challenge emails and happy lettering!


INKTOBER 2020 | PART 4 – IT’S A WRAP!

Inktober 2020 by Olivia of Atiliay.com

WE REACHED THE FINISH LINE! Here’s my last page of Inktober!

Wow, I can’t believe it’s already day 31! When we first started, the idea of doing all the prompts was a little daunting and it seemed like it’d take a long time to get to the end! But in reality, it flew by.

My favorite part was looking up what the day’s prompt was and trying to figure out how to translate it into lettering. Which definition of the word should I use? How do I want it to feel? What’s the look I’m going for? This year I tried to go outside of what I normally do and experiment more with different forms and shapes as well as add more drawings.

If you had asked me to draw 4 pages of letters this month, it would have felt like too much. But breaking it down into 1 (or 2 if I was a little behind!) drawings a day was completely doable. I enjoyed this project so much and creating just for the fun of it!

Here’s a look back at all the prompts!

If you’re interested in joining in, Inktober continues on throughout the year in the form of Inktober52, one prompt a week. You can learn more here.

I am already thinking of Inktober 2021 and am excited to take on the challenge again–until next year!