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
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
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
“Friend, our closeness is this: anywhere you put your foot, feel me in the firmness under you.” –Rumi … More Threshold Calligraphy for Yoga Oasis
Ed, my client, called me on the telephone and tentatively asked if I could letter an excerpt in calligraphy as a gift for his new girlfriend. I smiled and said, “I do that all the time.” … More “With the Heart” Calligraphy Birthday Gift
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