June Burnett from the Calligraphic Society of Arizona shared these vintage Soennecken Nibs with me at our January Meeting. A former calligrapher donated lots of their supplies to the guild. I took the time at the last Calligraphy Meetup to try them out!
Live calligraphy at a Luxury Wedding Planner Event? Yes please! Read all about Renee penning names in gold ink at Engage!22 Dove Mountain. … More Engage!22 Live Calligraphy Event
2022 helped me narrow down my services and expand my calligraphy community. I also created a road map and a strong foundation for growth. Here’s a look at how my small business expanded and changed! New Events & Services from 2022 In-Person Calligraphy Events in Tucson First Solo Calligraphy Show New Services Content You Loved … More 2022 Year in Review
Are these calligraphy myths preventing you from learning? Think you need beautiful penmanship before you start calligraphy? You don’t. Think you need nice pens and inks to write beautifully? You don’t.
A quiet but useful skill in calligraphy is how to fix calligraphy mistakes. Setting up a project and a page for a final piece takes a considerable amount of time. These methods aren’t a substitute for getting it right the first time, but they can help with minor flaws. In this post, I’ll show you … More How to Fix Calligraphy Mistakes
The aim of this practice is to learn how to write lightly. No matter how hard you’re pressing, the tool will still make a mark. Developing a lighter hand as you write will give you the power to decide the weight of the mark. … More Brush Pen Basics
Once you learn one calligraphy hand, you will always be “learning a new calligraphy script”! I’ve been “learning” Copperplate calligraphy for about 7 years now. Beginner and advanced calligraphers alike follow a similar process for learning a new script, or “hand”.
I was so excited when Brandy from Caffe Luce agreed to let me curate a solo calligraphy show for April 2022. I’ve been itching to show my work publicly. It’s important to me to share the way I digest and interpret language and text via calligraphy and artwork. It’s also important to me to show … More Why I Cried After Installing My Solo Calligraphy Show
In my experience, the success of writing calligraphy depends on the planning process. Use this method to create guidelines to practice writing calligraphy in a circle. It takes some playing around with the size of the circle and the size of the calligraphy to get it right. Start off with just a few words or … More How to Write Calligraphy in a Circle
Why Your New Calligraphy Nib Isn’t Writing (Even Though You’ve Dipped it Into Ink More than 80 Times) It’s not you. And it’s not the nib.