I’ve been pretty busy with calligraphy lately; logos, event signage, presents for friends and a tattoo here and there.
I’ve also been occupied by planning the next few live workshops. Next up: San Francisco!
I’ll be in San Francisco the third week of July while Chris runs a 30-miler with a bunch of his friends. I’m sad it doesn’t coincide with Alt SF, but I’m going to San Fran! My happy place!
I’ll be teaching a 2-part workshop focusing on digital and hand-written calligraphy. You can sign up for one workshop or both. Space is limited, so sign up soon! The 2-part workshop is back-to-back. If you’d like to participate in both sessions, there’s an hour break for dinner and mingling at 6pm. Dinner is not included in the workshop price, but you can bring your own or order from the take-out menus provided.
Part one will cover:
- calligraphy tools and beginnings
- learning the pointed pen
- figuring out flourishes
- making it your own
- a basic calligraphy kit for you to keep
- sign up here
Part two will cover:
- tools for digitizing your work
- how to scan your work
- how to photoshop your lettering
- how to vectorize your lettering
- sign up here
Not in San Francisco? There’s always my online class! If you’re in the Phoenix or Denver areas keep on the lookout for a workshop near you this summer. I’m always open to suggestions for cities to visit. Make your suggestions here.
Here’s a little calligraphy piece I lettered for a friend. She’s such a hard-worker and gets so much amazing things done, she needed a reminder of how awesome she is.
I sponsored a little giveaway at a barbecue I attended on Monday. I lettered 6 cards and their envelopes.
I think “Look at you go!” is probably my favorite.
Instead of just packaging the cards with plain envelopes, I put little “please deliver to” details on them. I also put stamps on each one so they’re easy to send.
Kindly deliver to on the bottom right is my favorite.
On another note: thanks for being so supportive of my need to scale back. It’s looking like I’m scaling back even more to just two posts per week. I would love to post more, it’s just so hard to get motivated to photograph and write it all out! I’m still pretty emotional, but I’m feeling much less stress these days.