This Thursday (September 15, 2016) I’m holding a craft night at The Write Image! Click here for more info.
We’re going to be exploring flourished brush calligraphy and we’ll be decorating mugs with our fancy skills. Materials and dinner provided.
I didn’t play around with style as much as I normally do, but I had a great time practicing keeping consistency together.
I figured this was pertinent since the beloved Gene Wilder just passed. I’m all about nonsense. Here’s to the original Willy Wonka.
I saw this quote and couldn’t help but chuckle. It’s so true! I had to letter it for the series. :)
If you follow me on Instagram, I started this #calligraphyquoteoftheday series as a passion project. I don’t publish a new quote daily, but rather every third post. So I don’t go insane. I haven’t shared any of them here, so I figure I may as well start posting them weekly here. Hopefully you enjoy them! Feel free to share, with credit of course. Pinning is welcome (and highly appreciated).
If you’d like to learn calligraphy for yourself, consider taking one of my online workshops. We provide personal coaching to help you troubleshoot issues, bounce ideas off of and stay motivated. Check out the brush calligraphy (or brush lettering, whichever you prefer) here, or the pointed pen modern class here.
These two have been on my mind a lot. My house is a disaster, but the creativity quote makes me feel better about it. Penned with a new favorite brush marker, the Zig Art & Graphic Twin. Juniper got her little paws on these markers and didn’t destroy the tip. It’s a rubberized tip that has tons of flexibility, but also great structure. It doesn’t fray. OMG. IT DOESN’T FRAY.
View the video of this quote right here on my YouTube channel. This resonated with me because Felix had a fever-induced febrile seizure last week and we just felt so out of control. So scared. But Chris was quick on his feet to get help. In the end everything was well. Felix is right as rain, we just now know what to do if it happens again. I’m grateful everything went well and that Felix is healthy again!
Stay tuned for next week’s installment. Or follow me on Instagram if you want to see more. :)
This post is in partnership with Therm O Web’s Deco Foil™ line. I’ve been using this stuff for a couple of months now and I figured it was high time I shared with you how I use it! It’s incredibly easy and adds SO MUCH SPARKLE to your work (calligraphy or otherwise).
In the above image I’ve applied the metallic foil (I don’t dare say gold, because it’s not real gold) in 3 different ways; (from top) laminator, bone folder and die cut machine. My favorite is probably the die cut machine, second is the bone folder because of the application. But I’ll talk about that a little later.
The foils come in a zillion different colors. I’m excited to try the watercolor foils soon because of the subtle color variation from one spot to another. Here I’ve used Pink Melon (top), Rose Gold (middle) and Copper (bottom). I use the copper one the most, it photographs better than the lighter golds do, so I prefer that. Let’s go through the materials needed for this technique and just get going, shall we?
The supplies list feels kind of long to me; but I bet if you’re anything like me, you’ll have most of these things. For the instructions, click the read more button below!
I don’t give away my calligraphy services for free. But when I do, it’s with good reason. On August 9th I will be participating in a Pop-Up Shop near Thanksgiving Point for Emily Meyers and her family. I’ll be setting up shop and doing calligraphy in exchange for donations. I’ll have a collection jar for donations and all of it will go towards Emily and her sweet family. 100%! I’ll have book marks, flat cards and 5×7 paper for quotes, names, inspirational words and more. I’ll be lettering your requests on-site.
If there’s a word, short phrase or name you’ve always wanted in fancy pen and ink, now’s the time to get it done! I’ll have a few cards and things calligraphed ahead of time as well. See the map below for location details! See you there!
Pop Up Shop #loveforEmily
August 9, 6-9pm
3401 N Thanksgiving Way, Lehi, UT