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.
If you’re subscribed to our newsletter or follow us on Instagram, you already know that 2021 saw us get rid of mental distractions so we could stay focused on creativity. While we still offered calligraphy classes and custom calligraphic art, we finally got serious about Custom and Semi-Custom Stationery. Read on to see what we … More 2021 Review for Crossroads 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 shoulders. Sometimes the jaw and eyebrows are gripping just as tight as the writing hand! If you’re reading this, you already know. In addition to … More A Better Pen Hold for Better Calligraphy
What’s the difference between pointed and broad edge calligraphy nibs?! The short answer is, “their shape”. But the real difference is how each nib works as they write. For a primer on nib anatomy, check out our blog post, “What is a Calligraphy Nib??”. There’s a video included with the post if you prefer!