An acquaintance said to me recently, “you know, for being a calligrapher, and doing what you do, your handwriting sure is hard to read.”
In late May of 2023, I attended my first ever calligraphy retreat with the Calligraphic Society of Arizona. It was the first retreat they’ve had in over 20 years! A few months of planning and excitement went in to this event. Several members volunteered to present a small project for the guild to do. Unlike … More Calligraphy Retreat
Centering text is hard. The hints I’m about to share will help you to … More 3 Tips for Centering Text
In the pursuit of learning calligraphy , we sometimes overlook the importance of letter and word spacing. This invisible tool is . . . … More Calligraphy Letter and Word Spacing
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