In late May of 2023, I attended my first ever calligraphy retreat with the Calligraphic Society of Arizona. It was the first retreat they’ve had in over 20 years! A few months of planning and excitement went in to this event. Several members volunteered to present a small project for the guild to do. Unlike … More Calligraphy Retreat
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
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.
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
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
Honestly, for the first five years, I was waiting for calligraphy to become serious about me. … More Becoming a Calligrapher
“Friend, our closeness is this: anywhere you put your foot, feel me in the firmness under you.” –Rumi … More Threshold Calligraphy for Yoga Oasis