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Meet Krystle Diaz

Today we’d like to introduce you to Krystle Diaz.

Every artist has a unique story. Can you briefly walk us through yours?
My journey as a calligrapher actually started off with curiosity, fueled with ambition and creativity. It was around October 2015, when I was scrolling on my personal Instagram feed where I saw my friend, who was an event planner, had shared some of her calligraphy work. I thought to myself, “I bet I could do that!”. From there, I would start to see calligraphy videos on my Instagram explore feed, which inspired me to purchase my first set of Tombow Dual Brushpens. With ambition, new lettering tools and creativity flowing through me, I started practicing calligraphy for fun and as my new hobby. I honestly, didn’t fall in love with it immediately and hardly practiced. I wasn’t inspired enough until a friend asked me to help her with her wedding work.

From then on, I was inspired to practice almost daily and as I was encouraged by friends and family, I decided to create Lovely.Little.Letters on Instagram by the end of January in 2016. From then on, I’ve practiced for days with different types of lettering mediums trying to find my own style and boy, has my work changed! I’ve quickly grew a passion for calligraphy and an absolute love for offering calligraphy services for weddings, events and personal gifts!

From 2016 to now, I’ve provided services for six weddings, custom work for local clients and countless personalized gifts, hosted two pop up shops at West Elm in Mission Valley, and participated in my first wedding show, The Big Fake Wedding. For me, there’s nothing better than doing what I love and using it to bring people’s ideas to life. I live for the moments when I see clients smile and fall absolutely in love with my hand lettered goods made specially for them! These are the reasons why I continue to do what I do and what fuels Lovely Little Letters.

Please tell us about your art.
I specialize in calligraphy, also known as hand-lettering. I use a variety of mediums such as brush pens, pointed pen and ink and watercolors to create calligraphy goods. Some of my work include word art on canvases, posters for special events, signage for local eateries, stationery and wedding services! Originally, I was a self taught calligrapher that did calligraphy for fun as a hobby. Although, I still consider calligraphy as a hobby and is still enjoyable, I do offer services and calligraphy goods for people! My favorite part about doing calligraphy is having artistic freedom to create unique and personalized work not only for myself, but for other people. I love getting to meet and work with so many different people, seeing the different and fun ideas they bring in as I’m always up for a challenge. Part of that comes from my nature of being ambitious as well as working with my hands and doing all things DIY. If it looks like I could do it, you know I would definitely try it, even if I haven’t done it before! Being able to create meaningful and memorable work for clients brings warmth to my heart and genuine happiness, knowing that I was able to bring someone’s ideas and dreams to life through my work.

Do you have any advice for other artists? Any lessons you wished you learned earlier?
We tend to be our own worst critic, but remember that your worst piece might be someone else’s most favorite work of art. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and just because you might not like what you created doesn’t mean that everyone sees it that way. Don’t be too hard on yourself; have fun and let your creativity and imagination flow freely! I’ve learned that sometimes my best work comes when I’m most relaxed and “winging it”. Also, I think the most important advice I can give is, to not compare yourself to other people. I can admit that I was like this when I was still getting into calligraphy (and can still be like this), but comparing your work to someone else’s can become discouraging. Everyone is on their own journey, creating their own path, working at their own pace and level. You are you and that’s what makes your work most unique.

How or where can people see your work? How can people support your work?
You can find my work, Lovely Little Letters, through my social media and website! I am most active on Instagram, although Facebook is one of the best ways to personally contact me. My website not only showcases some of my work, but also gives a little more background to who I am and what I offer!

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