Tell me more about your love of typography and hand lettering.
So I read a book called “Show Your Work!” By Austin Kleon. It’s been motivating me to just produce work and not to think, "oh my god, my works sucks!" Just do it and at least you're putting something in front of people. You can tell people that, I can do this, I can do that. You got to show them that you can actually do it. So I did it!
I’ve been practicing my hand lettering, I actually wanted to take a calligraphy class because I feel like it’s going to help me in, I want to say my career, but it will help me in my passion to doodle. (laughing) That’s why I call myself Doodle Ling, but it’s a skill that I’d like to master someday.
What are some of the works you find yourself producing now?
I’ve been doing hand lettering and embossing. I bought all those pretty powdery inks and an embossing tool. I also got a lot of card stock because you want card stock verses regular paper with embossing because you want something thicker. I feel like such a nerd right now! But you get a glue pen, hand letter something. Then pour on the powder, it’s kind of like sand art, then emboss it with a heater and you get a brand new birthday card! So I started making thank you cards and holiday cards for my friends. You gotta push yourself to do something like that.
It looks like your work is coming full circle.
Yeah, now that I do a lot of digital work, I don’t get to touch paper as much but it’s nice doing this because I can actually feel like I’m producing something you can hold.
See more of Kate's work here.