Katie B. Allcorn




Lettering – DO

Category : Illustration, Studio April 9, 2014

“Just stop thinking, worrying, looking over your shoulder wondering, doubting, fearing, hurting, hoping for some easy way out, struggling, grasping, confusing, itching, scratching, mumbling, bumbling, grumbling, humbling, stumbling, numbling, rumbling, gambling, tumbling, scumbling, scrambling, hitching, hatching, bitching, moaning, groaning, honing, boning, horse-shitting, hair-splitting, nit-picking, piss-trickling, nose sticking, ass-gouging, eyeball-poking, finger-pointing, alleyway-sneaking, long waiting, small stepping, evil-eyeing, back-scratching, searching, perching, besmirching, grinding, grinding, grinding away at yourself. Stop it and just DO!”  – SOL LeWITT

It’s too easy for us to make a laundry list of excuses and rationalizations, instead of just doing the things we want to do. My friend, Caitlin, commissioned a lettering piece a couple months back, and it was a thrill to work on. Her request was simple: “DO”. This had been her mantra for a while, and she wanted something visible on her wall. She’s a big fan of lettering so I drew her a couple letters… which was exactly what I wanted to do.

Do

 

Then, we narrowed it down and digitized the hand-drawn lines…

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Then, she picked the lucky winner, No. 2, and we threw some color at it! And that’s a wrap. This was such a fun project to work on. Thanks to Caitlin for thinking of me on this one and letting me take a swing at it!Screen Shot 2014-04-08 at 11.11.41 AM