Words for the Day // No. 69

08/19/15

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Have a great Wednesday, friends!

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Fortune Favors the Brave Pre-Orders & Poster!

07/24/15

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Last week I was at my publisher Chronicle Books to sign a huge stack of posters. That’s because Chronicle is hosting a giveaway of limited edition signed posters (see image below) to those of you who pre-order my book Fortune Favors the Brave (while supplies last)! All you have to do is go here, purchase the book from one of the retailers listed, and fill out & submit the form. If you’ve already pre-ordered you are still eligible!

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The posters are beautiful quality printing on fantastic textured paper and are 11×11 inches.

Happy Friday and thank you as always for supporting my work!

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New Print // Free to be Me

06/17/15

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New print in the shop! “FREE TO BE ME” // 11×14 inches // archival inks on white paper with small border // signed and dated.

Purchase yours here!

Have a great Wednesday, friends!

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Fortune Favors the Brave // Coming in August!

06/15/15

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Hello friends! I’m so excited to let you know that my latest book, Fortune Favors the Brave: 100 Courageous Quotations Hand Lettered by Lisa Congdon will be released on August 18. You can pre-order the book here or on Amazon.

This sequel to Whatever You Are, Be a Good One includes quotes entirely focused on the topic of bravery and being yourself.

Mark your calendars! I’m also happy to announce my book tour dates as they currently stand (and I’ll provide more info on each of these events soon, as some will include speaking and/or Q&A, along with any additions to the tour):

Drop Forge and Tool, Hudson, NY, August 26, 2015 6 pm (I’ll be there on residency!)

Rare Device, San Francisco, CA, September 18, 2015 6-9 pm

Nathan & Co, College Ave, Oakland, CA, September 19, 2015 2-4 pm

Reading Frenzy, Portland, OR, September 24, 2015, 7-9 pm

University Book Store, Seattle, WA September 28 – 7-9 pm

Linfield College Library, sponsored by Third Street Books, McMinville, OR, September 30, 2015 7-9 pm

Have a great Monday, friends! #fortunefavorsthebravebook

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Words for the Day // No. 67

06/09/15

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Something I always try to remind myself when I am going through struggle.

From my upcoming book of hand-lettered quotations called Fortune Favors the Brave, available for pre-order here.

Have a good Tuesday, friends!

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Sakura Pen & Scoutbook Giveaway!

05/29/15

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Friends, if you follow me on Instagram, you may know that I am a Sakura Pen fanatic (they have a brand new website!). Sakura and I have collaborated on a lot of projects over the past two years, and I am super excited to let you know that we are c0llaborating again, this time on another giveaway. This giveaway celebrates the launch of their newest product:  the Pigma Professional Brush. These rich, inky, durable brush pens are quickly becoming a favorite for thick lettering, freeform calligraphy and fill-in. We’re also giving away some of my FAVORITE blank notebooks from Scout Books.

As part of this giveaway, I’m giving away TWO sets of the following:
+ a 3 pack of Pigma Professional Brush pens: fine, medium and bold nibs (pictured above)
+ a 3 pack of Pigma Micron pens: sizes 01, 03 and 05  (some of my favorite widths!)
+ 3 blank Scout Book notebooks (1 large, 2 small)
+1 Scout Book notebook with my design (pictured above but without my lettering on it!)

Here are the rules & details for entering:

+No purchase necessary to enter!
+This promotion is open to residents of the United States and Canada ONLY.
+You must be over 13 years of age to submit an entry.
+To enter, you must sign up for my bi-weekly newsletter here OR leave a comment on my Facebook Fan Page in the post associated with this giveaway (should be near the top of my page) about why you’d like to win! Extra credit if you do both 😉
+The giveaway entry period ends on Monday, June 1 at 5 pm PST & we’ll contact the two winners by Tuesday, June 2 (either by email or tagging the commenter in Facebook).
+I’ll put Sakura in touch with the winners and they’ll send the prizes!

Have a happy weekend, friends and don’t forget to enter!

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New TRAIL OF STARS Poster Release!

05/21/15

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Friends, I am so excited to release a new limited edition poster! This new piece is 12.5×19 inches, hand screen-printed in metallic gold ink on high quality blue French Paper Company stock.

This is an edition of 50 only. Once they are sold, these gold on blue posters are gone forever, so grab yours now!

All posters are signed and numbered and are $35 each.

This poster makes a great gift for the super stars in your life, including graduates, newlyweds and newborn babies!

You can grab one here in my Etsy Shop.

UPDATE: SOLD OUT! I’ll release the poster in a new color soon. Stay tuned!

Enjoy!

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Words for the Day // No. 66

05/14/15

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Another favorite: “Do one thing every day that scares you.” -Eleanor Roosevelt

Hope everyone is having a fearless Thursday!

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Words for the Day // No. 65

04/27/15

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This quote is from my book about swimming, due out in Spring of 2016.

Have a great Monday, friends!

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Words for the Day // No. 64

04/07/15

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Gotta start somewhere.

Have a great Wednesday, friends!

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Words for the Day // No. 63

03/27/15

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So excited to have these words by Brené Brown in my next book of hand lettered quotes. Comes out in September of this year!

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Words for the Day // No. 62

03/20/15

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From my upcoming book about swimming. For more sneak peaks at this book, follow me on Instagram and follow the hashtag #theswimmingbook.

Have a happy weekend, friends!

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Words for the Day // No. 61

03/11/15

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This one will appear in my upcoming book about swimming!

Have a happy Wednesday, friends!

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Words for the Day :: No. 60

02/26/15

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Have a great Thursday, friends!

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Words for the Day :: No. 59

02/24/15

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I wanted to say thank you today to everyone who emailed, shared and commented on my Facebook fan page & on Twitter on this post from last week. Your sentiments are heartfelt. Here’s to defining our own lives!

Have a great Tuesday, friends.

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