Pencil Calligraphy Artwork

Keep yourself motivated with this “Mistakes” pencil calligraphy rendition of words from respected legendary musician Miles Davis.  I love this quote from him because it reminds me that a misstep is also learning experience. Sometimes it’s even a happy accident that leads to something new.


This artwork comes already matted and ready to frame in an 8″x10″ picture frame (frame not included). While making the artwork easier for you to frame, the mat also protects the “Mistakes” pencil calligraphy from damage behind glass.


We are committed to sustainability. We’ll sandwich your new artwork between heavy cardboard to protect it from bending and keep the corners nice. Then, we wrap it in a recycled protective plastic. We’ll ship your purchase to you in a padded compostable mailer. Ecoenclose makes them from 100% post-consumer recycled material.

Making the Artwork

I created this piece after taking a pencil calligraphy class, “A Sharp Pencil and a Keen Eye”, with Amity Parks. She helped us transfer our existing calligraphy skills to pencil form. She shared layout and design tips, as well as other techniques we can employ with graphite. I came across this quote from Miles Davis after watching a documentary about him titled, “The Birth of the Cool”.

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