Using a firm pen hold to write hurts after a while. The tension isn’t only the hand either — usually when the writing hand hurts, so do the neck and … Continue reading A Better Pen Hold for Better Calligraphy
This article is for anyone who wants to develop better posture habits. Since this is a calligraphy blog, I’ll be looking at posture through that lens, but feel free to … Continue reading Cultivating Better Posture Habits
A book I made recently inspired this article for calligraphy layout tips. Or rather, a mistake I made in my composition inspired this post. If you’ve been practicing calligraphy for … Continue reading Calligraphy Layout for Quality Compositions
Renee designed this hand painted logo using folded pen calligraphy and ink. Click to see how she paints it on the company’s catering trailer!
From Case Sensitive Designs to Crossroads Calligraphy “Case Sensitive” was a pen name that chose me when I was a child. I kept it in my back pocket for when … Continue reading Our Rebrand Journey
Here’s a little dry brush calligraphy tutorial I contributed to the Calligraphic Society of Arizona. Our guild created an e-mail series called “Ink-spirations” to keep each other inspired and creative … Continue reading Quick Dry Brush Calligraphy Tutorial
I established this calligraphy business in September of 2015 as a single parent of two sons with a full time serving job. Starting a side gig sounded as simple as … Continue reading What I’ve Learned After 5 Years in Calligraphy Business
Honestly, for the first five years, I was waiting for calligraphy to become serious about me.
“Friend, our closeness is this: anywhere you put your foot, feel me in the firmness under you.” –Rumi
There isn’t a place for meticulous planning, but this was a juicy experience that freed me from getting lost in the details.
Ed, my client, called me on the telephone and tentatively asked if I could letter an excerpt in calligraphy as a gift for his new girlfriend. I smiled and said, “I do that all the time.”
I wrote and illustrated these versal capital letters as two matching spring-themed calligraphy pieces for a lovely client.