disclosure:  this post is sponsored by Skillshare.

When I first started this blog there were so many things I didn’t know.

Like how to take pictures.

Or how to take pictures with a blurry background.

Or how to add an arrow to a photograph or title a picture or style a room for photos or how to paint a wooden sign…

…or how to hand letter.

And now, five years later and hours and hours and hours of practice….

….I’ve figured out most of those things by myself.

But every now and then I need a little professional help.

That’s when I’m glad I’m friends with Skillshare.  Skillshare is an awesome community full of more than 15,000 online classes on skills that are just waiting to be learned.  Classes on photography and crafting and creating and designing and blogging and so much more.

And now?

In super exciting news….

….you can try it for two months for FREE here or by entering the promo code THISTLE at checkout.

The challenge I have isn’t so much with the lettering.

It’s the layout.

I work on my letters and some days they look amazing and some days not so much, but I can’t ever get them to go where they are supposed to go.

And then I found this class on Skillshare.

It helped with every lettering layout dilemma I ever had and then some.

You start with a simple layout like this one.

And then graduate to advanced layouts and then complex layouts.  The class gave me a PDF of different quotes to use and the best part?  There was an entire PDF file of extras to add to your quotes.  There were flourishes and swirls and decorative elements and lettering pairings.

It took all the guesswork out of a really cute quote.

I’m a big fan of Skillshare.

They offer over 14,000 different classes on everything you can imagine from with 208 hand lettering classes alone.

Here are a few of my favorites:

Four easy steps to modern calligraphy

How to add character to your bounce lettering

Fundamentals for drawing letters

Create your own hand drawn font

This is just a sampling of some of the classes on hand lettering.  It’s just what I’m interested in right now.  There are over 15,000 classes in every possible area you can think of–from photography to building your social media platform to learning how to blog.

You can check them all out here and design and create and dream and learn to your heart’s content….

….for FREE. 🙂

To try out Skillshare for two months for FREE, simply click here or enter the promo code THISTLE at checkout.

There are thousands of classes waiting with a seat with your name on it…

….just waiting to help you learn something new. 🙂

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  1. Image for Barbara Barbara

    I so want to do handlettering! I may try the 2 months free....if I can only remember to cancel the auto-charge after 2 months....IF I want to! Thanks!

  2. Image for Nancy @ Slightly Coastal Nancy @ Slightly Coastal

    You did so great with that! It looks amazing! Not only is hand lettering super cute and a great skill to learn, but you helping your brain too. Learning something new is so good for you. Thanks for sharing. Nancy

  3. Image for Marisa Franca @ All Our Way Marisa Franca @ All Our Way

    I would love to take advantage of the two months of Skillshare -- but I signed on for a year. I agree with you. They have so many neat crafts just waiting to be learned. You're doing an excellent job with your lettering. Sending ?and ?Now that I've found my emojis -- you've created a monster. Heh! heh! heh!

  4. Image for Kathleen Kathleen

    I am excited to get the two months free ~ THANKS! I had just signed up & paid for a very special 3 month trial period. then I joined w/your two month offer ... But even getting daily suggestions for my areas of interest, I can't view locked videos! I can get into only the introduction of Peggy Dean's Modern Calligraphy class! My Login is being accepted (I think?!?) but then I cannot access. I'm seemingly in a circle of "login, yes! Ummm, no, start over!" At any rate, thanks for the awesome gift! I'm sure it will work out (after the usual "re-boot" ~ maybe?). Your lettering is great! I hope I enjoy this as much as I think I will! (I'm always putzing in yet one more thing or another!)

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