…just breathe

I am honoured to have been asked to design a tattoo for a friend!  She said she liked my writing, and explained to me the importance of the phrase “…just breathe”.  I was amazingly flattered to be asked, and right away started playing with the lettering to see what came up.  

Now, I will admit, I am not a fan of my handwriting, in particular, I don’t like cursive r’s.  So I was struggling.  And then, this whimsical font came up, inspired by watercolour writing lessons from the class Miss Quoted with Jane Davenport and Joann Sharpe.  And then, it just flowed together!

Lucky for me, she loved it, and took it to a tattoo artist to help add colour to the design.  It’s so beautiful, and I am so honoured to have been a part of the process of making something so personal and special.  And I am grateful for the opportunity to push myself in different directions.

And what a great reminder!  …just breathe!  The “…” Represents the gentle pause taken before taking that cleansing breath.  It’s about going with the flow, and embracing the peace that can be felt when living in the current moment.  So today, when things start to get overwhelming, take a moment, and remember to …just breathe.

For me, this has been a lesson in trust and patience.  It was therapeutic to write this phrase over and over again trying to get it right.  I am so grateful and humbled for this amazing opportunity.  And so very very happy that it is loved and holds so much meaning.

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