It’s another month of the #RockYourHandwriting Challenge! When we started this, we weren’t ready for the wave of other folks who wanted a reason to set aside time every day to practice their handwriting. Between this and practicing my calligraphy and lettering, my cursive has actually improved – which was a little surprising to me! Hopefully you have seen improvement as well, if you’re returning!
These daily challenges truly a fun way to put some time aside to do something for yourself, with prompts you don’t have to come up with on your own.
HOW DOES THE #ROCKYOURHANDWRITING CHALLENGE WORK?
PROMPTS. There are 31 prompts, one for every day – there are a mix of drills, writing prompts, and applications. If it’s a drill, practice writing the words for a page or so – working on consistency. If it’s a prompt, for example “quote of the day,” then you’d write down whatever quote you want, working on intentionality. Other things are applications – which means if it’s “Thank you note,” for example, then you’re practicing handwriting doing a familiar task in a new way. Simply take a photo of your work and share on Instagram with the hashtags. You’ll also notice one of these prompts is “Jessica’s Pick” – well, this is a fun way for all four of us to do a fun personal spin on one of the prompts (see mine below!) – check out Kara, Kim, and Dee’s blogs for their picks.
ENGAGE. Take a peek through the Instagram hashtag (#rockyourhandwriting) or the Facebook group and engage with others in the challenge – like, comment, encourage, and offer feedback. Most of the joy is doing this in community rather than by ourselves.
SPREAD THE WORD – the more the merrier with this Instagram challenge, so repost the image below, tag a friend, and use the hashtag #RockYourHandwriting and the other hashtags you usually use. If you are so inspired, we are also on Facebook! Join us there if you aren’t on IG, or just want a forum to share your work with other.
SUPPLIES? You don’t need anything fancy for gear – some people do these challenges right in their planner, others dedicate a separate planner or notebook for them. I have been doing them in my Rhodia notebook or on scraps of Rhodia grid paper. Some of my favorite things to use are featured here.
JESSICA’S PICK. For this month, my prompt is:
When I am excited about something, I….
Continue the sentence with whatever you want! I can’t wait to see your responses.
INVITATION. Join us when you can, on days you can! Its never too late. It’s an invitation not an expectation – it’s supposed to be a fun way we can all work on our handwriting together, so even if you miss a few days (we all do) just jump back in!
I’m excited to see what you share – I hope you join us, and good luck!