Need some inspiration for hand lettering February? Maybe you are setting up your bullet journal or planner and you need some ideas for the love month! I’ve got you covered! Here are 10 unique lettering styles as well as February words and quotes to feel the self-love this month.
10 February Hand Lettering Styles to Spark Self-Love
One of my favorite parts about hand lettering is how we can use it to understand ourselves more. We can process emotions and express ourselves. Ultimately, we can use it as a way to love ourselves a little more.
February is the month of love so what better time to evaluate our self-love? The way we speak to ourselves is really powerful. If we are often speaking negatively, it isn’t helping us. Hand lettering is a great time to start retraining our brain to speak positively about ourselves. Below, I have some words and quotes to start lettering for self-love.
Practice Loving your Hand Lettering
Be honest, how do you feel about your lettering? Speaking from experience, let me tell you that there isn’t a time when you will feel like your lettering is perfect and you have nothing more to learn. Or maybe there is and I just haven’t found it yet. But more likely, we’re always growing and changing which means our lettering will always be growing and changing with us.
Since we will never achieve “perfect” lettering (that doesn’t actually exist), how are we supposed to love our lettering right where we are? One thing that can help is recognizing how lettering makes you feel and focus on that. Yes, we can always learn more and improve. But hating our lettering doesn’t help us improve, it only makes us feel bad about ourselves. Instead we can practice and learn more while focusing on how lettering helps us feel calm and express ourselves. It is a break from our day as we explore our creativity.
It takes practice! The next time you find yourself feeling bad about your lettering, practice changing that thought for a positive way that lettering makes you feel. Lettering isn’t about the end result, it’s about the moments spent expressing yourself and exploring your creativity. In the long run, it’s those small moments that will add up and help your lettering to improve.
I love to say this phrase I came up with: “The way you create right now is exactly where you need to be.”
10 Ways to Hand Letter February
There are so many different styles of hand lettering! You don’t need to master every style. You get to explore unique styles to discover which ones you like the best. Because the truth is, you’re not going to like every style out there. And other people are not going to like the same styles that you like. This is why hand lettering is about YOU first. You get to create it.
Here are 10 specific styles to get you started:
- Tall and Narrow
- Short and Wide
- Quirky Print
- Open Faux Calligraphy
- Flourished Loops
- Straight Print
- Bouncy and Wide
These styles describe the corresponding words in this picture:
Here is my video with 10 ways to hand letter February. You can grab some brush pens and practice along with me! I hope these styles give you some inspiration!
February Words to Letter
Need some inspiration for words to practice hand lettering in February? Here’s a list of February words to get you started:
- Valentine’s Day
- be mine
Hand Lettering February Quotes
Ready to practice hand lettering quotes? Here are some February quotes about self-love. These would be great simply to practice. Or these would be great for a February themed journal spread. You could also add these to the margins of your planner.
The best things in life are better with you.
No one is you and that is your power.
“You were born to be real, not to be perfect.” – Unknown
“Keep watering yourself. You’re growing.” -E. Russell
“Love yourself first and everything else falls into line.” Lucille Ball
“She remembered who she was and the game changed.” -Lalah Delia
Know your worth. Do what you love. Believe in yourself.
“Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.” -Louise Hay
“If you’re always trying to be normal, you’ll never know how amazing you can be.” -Maya Angelou
“Self-love does not require you to ignore your faults but rather to refuse to use them as an excuse to dislike yourself.” -Dominee
More Lettering Style Inspiration
If you liked the styles in this post, and you want to practice, I have a hand lettering worksheet bundle that includes hand lettering February and all the months and other words in 10 styles. Get the 10 Ways to Letter worksheets here. Use code “HELLOLETTERING” for 20% off just for reading this post. 🙂
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