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5 Steps to Learning a New Calligraphy Script

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 … Continue reading 5 Steps to Learning a New Calligraphy Script

Why I Cried After Installing My Solo Calligraphy Show

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 … Continue reading Why I Cried After Installing My Solo Calligraphy Show

How to Write Calligraphy in a Circle

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 … Continue reading How to Write Calligraphy in a Circle

How to Start a New Calligraphy Nib

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. Calligraphy nibs are made … Continue reading How to Start a New Calligraphy Nib

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

3 Differences Between Pointed + Broad Calligraphy Nibs

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 … Continue reading 3 Differences Between Pointed + Broad Calligraphy Nibs

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 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