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2017 Calligraphy Workshops


I’m still working on fleshing out the rest of the year, but I’m excited to announce upcoming teaching gigs!! I’m so excited for this year, it’s going to be great. More workshops to come, be sure to come back and check out the updates. 

Flourishing Workshop

Thursday, April 20 | 6-9pm | Salt Lake City, Utah

Visit me at The Write Image on April 20th from  6-9 for an intermediate workshop on flourishing. We’ll spend the night working on oval drills, flourish essentials and how to apply that to your own individual style. Limited to 10 spots. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Watercolor Calligraphy at Salt & Honey Market

May 6 | 10am | Salt Lake City, Utah

This will be my second workshop hosted by Salt & Honey Market. I’m excited to be presenting watercolor techniques as applied to calligraphy and creative lettering! Workshop includes breakfast, treats, all class materials, handouts and 2 hours of instruction. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

Digitizing Calligraphy at LetterWorks

June 24-July 1 | 2.5 day workshop | Ogden, Utah

I’m pleased as punch to be presenting at the 36th International Lettering Arts Conference, LetterWorks. I’m teaching alongside my calligraphy IDOLS! The conference is geared towards all skill levels. I’m teaching a 2.5 day workshop on digitizing calligraphy. We will be using both Photoshop and Illustrator. Geared towards beginning/intermediate computer users. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

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Brush Lettering Workshop | Lehi, UT


LAST CHANCE to sign up for this Thursday’s upcoming calligraphy workshop. We’re covering brush lettering and making customized tags for this season’s gift-giving. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


This class is going to be jam-packed full of great info, and tasty treats. For $80, you get:

  • materials (marker, pencil, paper, tags, ribbon, exemplar sheets)
  • treats
  • 2 hours of instruction

The instruction is hands-on. I’ll demonstrate the basic strokes, alphabet and walk around and help attendees with orientation, positioning and grip. Lefties, beginners and intermediate letterers are welcome! I demonstrate left-handed for left-handed guests, so no one gets left out.

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Calligraphy Workshops in Salt Lake City, UT & Phoenix, AZ


I’m headed to Arizona this weekend for Pinners Conference!! I’ll be talking about 5 things you need to do when learning calligraphy. It’s only an hour-long, so I’ll be spending the time demonstrating, giving great advice and answering any questions that may come my way. You’ll come away with a wealth of knowledge, motivation to get started on learning calligraphy and a calligraphy alphabet to practice.


Join me in Arizona and Utah for this workshop. Use code MELISSA to sign up for my class. Sign up for Pinners right here.

Since it’s only an hour-long (the Pinners vibe is high-energy and the classes are quick), I’m holding calligraphy workshops post-Pinners in both Arizona and Salt Lake City! Because an hour-long lecture is never enough. Did you know that most calligraphy workshops (the guild-related ones) are north of 6 hours long? I’ll just be scratching the surface at an hour.

If you’re in the Phoenix, Arizona area (the workshop is in Peoria), click here to sign up for the 3 hour workshop on October 8, 2016.

If you’re in the Salt Lake City, Utah area (the workshop is in the Sugarhouse neighborhood), click here to sign up for the 3 hour workshop on November 10, 2016.


These workshops are all-inclusive, beginner workshops. If you have some or no experience, come! Lefties and friends with ugly handwriting are also welcome! Just bring your passion for letters. :)

Not sure what to expect at Pinners? See this segment I did for KUTV a couple weeks ago about the conference. Hope to see you there!

If you can’t come, don’t worry! My online calligraphy class is always on-going. It’s a party over there. Feel free to reach out in the comments below if you have any questions about any of these classes.


Happy Black Friday Weekend


This weekend is the weekend to square away all of the shopping (if you shop for the holidays), is it not? So many great deals out there!


I thought I’d take a minute to toot my own horn about a couple special deals this weekend. Hope you don’t mind. If you’ve got a potential calligrapher on your list, or if you need to not-so-subtly hint for the gift of calligraphy, this is it. A calligraphy workshop in a box! I’ve put together a kit of my favorite supplies complete with a customizable hand-lettered tag and a coupon code for my online calligraphy class. The kit includes:

  • acrylic ink
  • 2 nibs
  • straight holder
  • oblique holder
  • pencil
  • pencil sharpener
  • eraser
  • acrylic ink
  • paper sampling
  • calligraphy alphabet and guide sheets
  • coupon certificate for I Still Love Calligraphy
  • free standard shipping


Get this giftable calligraphy kit for $117. Use discount code: GIVETHANKS for $10 off any purchase in the shop (valid through Monday December 2 11:59 PM MST). Kits are limited so get yours before they’re gone!


Special deal #2 is all about Silhouette! If you’re thinking about getting a Silhouette cutter or if you’re thinking about stocking up on cutting supplies, now is the time to do it! Use code MELISSA at checkout. Click here to read more about what’s included in each bundle.

  • A Silhouette CAMEO®, Silhouette Studio® Designer Edition Software, a dust cover (the color is decided by Silhouette), a $25 download card, a hook, a scraper, a spatula, and a pick-me-up® tool for $229.99. Retail price for all of this would total $406.93 (over 40% savings!)
  • A Silhouette Portrait®, Silhouette Studio® Designer Edition Software, a dust cover (the color is decided by Silhouette), a $25 download card, a hook, a scraper, a spatula, and a pick-me-up® tool for $129.99. Retail price for all of this would total $286.93 (over 40% savings!)
  • A Silhouette CAMEO®, a Silhouette Portrait®, and two $25 download cards for $299.99. That’s right: If you buy a Silhouette CAMEO® at full price, you get two $25 download cards and a Silhouette Portrait® ABSOLUTELY FREE! Retail price for all of this would be $406.93 (over 40% savings!)
  • 40% off consumable products at This excludes machines, subscriptions, download and gift cards. Cannot be combined with any other offers. Rain checks not available.
  • FREE SHIPPING on orders over $25.
I am a Silhouette affiliate blogger. I wouldn’t blog about their products unless I really loved them. And I do. I receive a portion of sales made with the promotional code MELISSA, so thank you for your support!!


Calligraphy Workshop in San Francisco


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.

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