all images are by Linzie Hunter
I know some people are not fans of New Year’s resolutions. That’s okay. But I’m not like them. I am a huge fan of resolutions. It’s the one ritual of welcoming the new year that I love. The pressure to get tanked and clink glasses and pash when the clock strikes twelve does nothing for me. New resolutions for a fresh new year, on the other hand, makes me swoon with excitement.
I think I’m pre-disposed to accepting new habits really easily, so maybe that’s what makes me a fan. I have excellent willpower and I love a change, a challenge. (I totally get that not everyone finds this stuff easy though).
I don’t need a new year to turn over a new leaf. I am so very often thinking about how to improve on life that I’m making little resolutions, little changes every other week. Drink more water. Get more sleep. Learn InDesign. Write a book. Resolutions and habit are the backbone of my life. They keep me motivated and inspired and productive and I’m my own accountability buddy (which is probably a bit weird, but it really works for me!)
With all that resolving in mind you can imagine how excited I was to hear about one of my favourite illustrator’s hand-lettered resolutions project. Linzie Hunter (she of that genius illustrated spam series and this Uninspiring Posters series) is hand lettering other people’s resolutions throughout January. How great. You can check out the ones she’s done over here.
I really love the new habits she’s chosen to illustrate. Big and little things that will transform their resolvers lives in ways they probably don’t even know about yet. Resolutions are like that. They have a ripple effect throughout your life and the lives of others. (I know because I’ve done BIG resolutions like A Year Of Ethical Fashion and A Year Without Booze and people talk to me about them, and their own versions of them, all the time!)
I’m excited about the ripples this project is bound to cause (even if people DON’T talk about them, I know that they will be thinking about changes in their own life!) I’m just excited about Linzie, really.