Hi, I'm Emily Poe-Crawford.
hand letterer / music lover
bibliophile / cat lady
North Carolinian

Beginnings

I finally narrowed down my list of ideas for the first hand lettered piece I’m doing this year. The theme is beginnings, and here are the options:

1 // Begin at the beginning … and go on till you come to the end: then stop. (Lewis Carroll)
2 // And so each venture is a new beginning. (T.S. Eliot)
3 // Look with favor upon a bold beginning. (Virgil)
4 // The beginning is the most important part of the work. (Plato)
5 // Mighty things from small beginnings grow. (John Dryden)

Voting is limited to my $2+ patrons on Patreon, so if you want to join in and share your opinion before I get started, go HERE. Yay!

Oh, hello. Just doodling while I procrastinate on filling orders, answering emails, and finishing custom projects. I took a personal day yesterday and it’s always hard to get back into it after time away.

Oh, hello. Just doodling while I procrastinate on filling orders, answering emails, and finishing custom projects. I took a personal day yesterday and it’s always hard to get back into it after time away.

Last year I tried to do a “52 Weeks of Hand Lettering” project and it didn’t end up working out so well. I wasn’t sure how many prints of each week to make, and I realized I couldn’t keep up with the pace of 1 new piece every 7 days, logistically or financially.

So this year I’m doing something a little different. I started a campaign on Patreon to help fund 2-4 new hand-lettered illustrations every month, and in return for their support, my patrons get some cool stuff: behind-the-scenes peeks at my process, the ability to vote each month on which quotes they’d like to see me illustrate, and even free 5x7” prints. Take a closer look at the project details here (there’s a bonus awkward explanatory video of me in it for you as well).

Last year I tried to do a “52 Weeks of Hand Lettering” project and it didn’t end up working out so well. I wasn’t sure how many prints of each week to make, and I realized I couldn’t keep up with the pace of 1 new piece every 7 days, logistically or financially.

So this year I’m doing something a little different. I started a campaign on Patreon to help fund 2-4 new hand-lettered illustrations every month, and in return for their support, my patrons get some cool stuff: behind-the-scenes peeks at my process, the ability to vote each month on which quotes they’d like to see me illustrate, and even free 5x7” prints. Take a closer look at the project details here (there’s a bonus awkward explanatory video of me in it for you as well).

Hi! Could you please tell me exactly how big your Instax 210 camera is? I'm thinking about buying one, but not if it's like the size of my head... haha. Thanks in advance!

I don’t know the exact measurements, but it is giant. Really giant. Like, actually the size of my head.

I’m trying to say yes to more experiences this year. So I went outside to play yesterday even though it was frrrreezing. My fingers were so cold I couldn’t feel them (we were dis golfing, too) but damned if the sunset didn’t make up for it.

I’m trying to say yes to more experiences this year. So I went outside to play yesterday even though it was frrrreezing. My fingers were so cold I couldn’t feel them (we were dis golfing, too) but damned if the sunset didn’t make up for it.