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Join The September Lettering Challenge

If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen my latest post about my first calligraphy lettering challenge called #TheSeptemberChallenge. Because, if you haven't figured it out already, September is a really big deal to me!

September is my birth month, my husband's birth month, our anniversary (fun fact: all three happen within the SAME week!), and it's so many of my friends' birthday month. It's the month when fall comes back, and when it's socially acceptable to start consuming pumpkin-flavored everything. And so what better month to challenge myself and my #calligrafriends with a lettering challenge than the month of September?

So here's the deal: everyday for 30 days, we're going to handletter, calligraphy, or otherwise draw a word or phrase that's associated with September. Sometimes it's a social media holiday - like International Coffee Day, where we each get to share our favorite coffee order, and other days it's something that feels like September, like "School Supplies" in honor of back-to-school.

But the best part is that there are plenty of days where the word or phrase is going to be completely customizable and personal to YOU! So for September 24th, the day when This Is Us comes back for season 4, I'm asking you to letter the name of your favorite character from This Is Us. Sure, there's going to be a lot "Randall"s filling up Instagram feeds everywhere, but you get the gist: it's all about your art and your interests.

I really love this idea of inviting calligraphers and lettering artists to join in a challenge together that allows us to each express our individual selves. If you plan to do the challenge with me, be sure to tag me, @MaidenSeptember, and use the hashtag #TheSeptemberChallange, so we can check out each other's work and learn more about one another's interests.

Art and calligraphy have a wonderful way of bringing new people together who otherwise would never meet, and I love being able to share my art with other passionate, like-minded people. That's why, each week on the blog, I'll be posting a round up of some of my favorite posts from the previous week so we can all fill our feeds and our hearts with some beautiful works of art.

Here's to the best month of the year, IMHO, May September be a bright spot in your year, and in your feed! And remember...#SeptemberIsComing.

Marie Coleman-Johns is the calligrapher and owner of Maiden September; a full-service calligraphy studio which helps clients achieve their vision of a dream event or perfectly designed space through calligraphy and custom signage. Maiden September serves corporate and wedding clients in Delaware, Philadelphia, and Maryland, as well as online clients nationwide.

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