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 substitute in what you do. These habits can appear in the body whether we’re seated or standing. Either way, we have an opportunity to notice … More 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 a while and are starting to create final calligraphy pieces with longer text, read along for tips on how to strengthen your compositions — and … More Calligraphy Layout for Quality Compositions
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 during the 2020 pandemic.
Item #1 might surprise you. … More Pay Attention to These 4 Things for Better Calligraphy
I offer an expanded list of the things that have worked best for me in my own studentship as an adult. … More Being a Calligraphy Student
Here are a few points those new to calligraphy seem to struggle with. I know that learning calligraphy is a slow and intensive process. … More Common Calligraphy Problems
Anything that you are willing to apply discipline and dedication to is transformational and rewarding. And when you hit a wall, take a break and walk around. … More Beginning to Practice Calligraphy
This post stems from a question a friend asked me, and it was worded pretty much the same as the title of the article. I’ll give you a brief overview of how a nib works and describe two of my current favorites. … More What is a Calligraphy Nib??
This article is geared toward the aspiring calligrapher, someone inspired by letters but unsure about where to begin. I will go over materials and information I suggest to those looking to begin with calligraphy. … More Calligraphy Practice Supplies
I’ve been hearing this comment about my work recently: “It looks like a computer did it!” This comes directly from drawing and using calligraphy guidelines accurately. There are tons of videos of magical lettering with no visible lines on the page except for the calligraphy. I’m here to tell you that most times, they’re using … More Tips for Guidelines and Why You Need Them