I’m the Bay Area artist behind Hand Lettered By Tiffany. I live in Hayward, California with my husband Hector & 3 children Sean, Chase & Harper.
How did my hand lettering & calligraphy start?
August 26, 2017 was when I celebrated my 1 year wedding anniversary. It was an incredible day, but also a hard day. I was worn out, not just outwardly tired, but inwardly exhausted from living up to my unrealistic expectations of who I thought I should be. I was doing my best to be the perfect wife, perfect step mom, perfect employee, perfect pastor’s wife & perfect role model to young girls. Plus, we were trying to have a baby of our own. I was doing too much & felt so overwhelmed. I needed soul-rest.
I read this scripture & it became so clear to me:
A desire to slow down & be present was formed.
I found soul-rest through the art of hand lettering (illustrating letters) & calligraphy (writing letters) on January 2018.
I found myself night after night pouring out my fears, anxieties & hurts. All I had was a pencil & notebook. I would write scripture & life giving words over & over until it it was engraved in my heart. I spoke it over myself & my family.
Hand lettering slowed me down. Each letter needs focus & is thoughtfully drawn out. I couldn’t rush drawing those letters, I had to slow down. I had to slow down all that I was doing in my life.
I started an Instagram account & it was casual hobby that I enjoyed.
When did Hand Lettered By Tiffany become a business?
I’m God’s daughter, wife, mother, pastor & on my free time, I’m also a hand lettering artist & calligrapher.