An acquaintance said to me recently, “you know, for being a calligrapher, and doing what you do, your handwriting sure is hard to read.”
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.
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.
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
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! … More Hand Painted Logo on Tucson Catering Trailer
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.
I established this calligraphy business in September of 2015 as a single parent of two sons with a full time serving job. Starting a side gig sounded as simple as the success stories made it sound. I wish I’d learned earlier on how to streamline my processes and protect my time. Here are 7 things … More What I’ve Learned After 5 Years in Calligraphy Business
“Friend, our closeness is this: anywhere you put your foot, feel me in the firmness under you.” –Rumi … More Threshold Calligraphy for Yoga Oasis