A Better Pen Hold for Better Calligraphy

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

Cultivating Better Posture Habits

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

Calligraphy Layout for Quality Compositions

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

Hand Painted Logo in black paint on a yellow catering trailer for Scratching the Plate

Hand Painted Logo on Tucson Catering Trailer

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!

Quick Dry Brush Calligraphy Tutorial

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

Calligraphy Business

What I’ve Learned After 5 Years in Calligraphy Business

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

Cursive pointed pen calligraphy in brown ink on a white page. A hand in the upper right hand corner is holding a calligraphy pen.

Becoming a Calligrapher

Honestly, for the first five years, I was waiting for calligraphy to become serious about me.

Threshold Calligraphy for Yoga Oasis

“Friend, our closeness is this: anywhere you put your foot, feel me in the firmness under you.” –Rumi

Handmade Collage Book

There isn’t a place for meticulous planning, but this was a juicy experience that freed me from getting lost in the details.

“With the Heart” Calligraphy Birthday Gift

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.”