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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.

MIA: Hello San Francisco


I’m in San Francisco on a fun trip this weekend! I’ll be telling you more about it in a bit, but you can follow my adventures on Instagram: @melissapher.

It’s the first time I’ve been in the city since we’ve moved away from the bay area, and walking around this area brings back so many awesome memories. Oh how I’ve missed this place!

Oneword February: GROW


One of my new blog obsessions: Shutter Sisters. SO cool. So girly. But not.

Just this month they started a photography challenge. The prize: a lens baby composer–these things are SO stinking sweet. This month each person gets to pick out a word and take photos relating to that word. Upload to flickr. There you go. If you want to join in on the fun, read about the rules here.

Hmmm… It was so hard to choose just one word. Grow. I’ve been thinking that I really need to expand my interests beyond the hobbyist/enthusiast level. I’ve got it in me, right? So this month, my photos are about growing my talents. Pushing my photo skills and photographing subjects and scenes that I haven’t really mastered yet.

Here they are. Growing. I’m learning how to take pictures of the outdoors. Capturing breath, or life and hopefully conveying it in a still image. More are on the way.

P.S. I <3 you, San Francisco.






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