The phrase“calma, dolce e gentile” translates to“calm, kind, and gentle” in English. Sketching and painting words in my journals has always been one of my default ways of processing life when things get confusing. There’s something soothing about the way the letters flow, run into and connect with each other. It felt therapeutic and reassuring to create the“Andrà Tutto Bene” piece as a way to feel connected to my friends in Italy, and I wanted to keep channeling that sense of peace. I hope this print will remind you to be calm, kind, and gentle with yourself during this stressful time.
During the month of April, 25% of sales from the Hand Lettering Collection prints will be donated to FeedingAmerica.org to help support local food banks as they respond to this time of crisis.