Mara Zepeda is a professional calligrapher who runs Neither Snow calligraphy studio. Along with featuring her gorgeous work on her blog, she also hosts monthly giveaways revolved around expressions of gratitude (a letter, a tattoo, a quote, etc.) and shares photos of thank you notes that she writes. I would highly recommend giving her blog a visit, it is a real treat!
"Inspired by Spring and by a request from my customer for a free printable to her blog, I designed my first floral pattern. While I was doing the card layout I was thinking how lucky I am for having people around supporting my work, my dreams.. I have so much to thank you for! I'm a very grateful person but usually it's all on my mind and heart. And you know what? We need to say it loud more often! Or, in case you are as shy as me, you can print a card and send (or leave it on someone's table..)."
I've finally gotten around to finishing my own thxproject submission. The experience of making this project has been amazing and I'm really grateful for all the support and encouragement I've received.
So this one is dedicated to you! My followers and visitors to the site. Thank you so much.
Not a day goes by that I do not feel an overwhelming sense of gratitude for the life that allows me to create art, mess and love. For a time, my future was uncertain - and I know for certain that life is short, sweet and to the forces that put me here: heart felt thanks.
Raul Alejandro made a hand-lettered thank you note for all of his followers when he reached over 11k:
"I really want to thank all of you that take the time to follow me and my work. All the likes and comments and words of encouragement are truly appreciated. I wish I could say thank you to each one of you."
"I think it’s interesting that darkness seems to be the default in life and that an outside source is always needed to give light to an environment. It takes a constant conscious effort to recognize the good things around us and fight against the thoughts, words, and situations that try to keep us in the dark. When we’re thankful, things are always brighter and that’s when we’re finally able to see far enough ahead to realize the solutions and open doors that were there waiting for us all along."
Big shout out to Ryan for being the first submitter to thxproject! Ryan is a super talented photographer, illustrator, and painter amongst other things. Check out his tumblr or instagram for more of his work