I've been wanting to incorporate some hand drawn type into a piece for a while, so last weekend I spent some time with my sketch book and scanner and this was the result:
"Use it up, wear it out. Make it do, or do without." I've always loved the slogan, and it's just as relevant (if not more so) now than it was 70 years ago. But lately it's taken on a deeper meaning for me. It serves as a reminder to make the most out of the hand we've drawn and the life we've been given. I want to wring every last drop of beauty and love and passion out of my time on this big, flawed, gorgeous rock. So many people waste their whole lives wallowing in self pity and misery because they feel stuck in their circumstances, desperately wanting to lay the blame for their unhappiness and struggles anywhere but at their own feet. Meanwhile, life passes them by until it's too late. I don't want to leave any room for regret on my deathbed. This life is the only one I'll get, and I'm going to use it up and wear it out.