There were about 130 guest names to be written, divided among 13 tables, on this 6 foot tall mirror.
There are some things I learned from experience and from preference, and there are some things that deterred me from even wanting to sit down to write. I wrote this with the hope that it will remove some resistance in your calligraphy practice and increase your comfort and success! In this post, I touch on: … Continue reading What I Wish I’d Known When Starting Calligraphy
Here are a few points those new to calligraphy seem to struggle with. I know that learning calligraphy is a slow and intensive process.
Anything that you are willing to apply discipline and dedication to is transformational and rewarding. And when you hit a wall, take a break and walk around.
Check out the ups and downs of how I created this piece for Jase and Brittany's bridal table!
It's the difference between talking with someone who regularly checks their phone and talking with someone who couldn't care less where their phone even is.
This post stems from a question a friend asked me, and it was worded pretty much the same as the title of the article. I'll give you a brief overview of how a nib works and describe two of my current favorites.
This article is geared toward the aspiring calligrapher, someone inspired by letters but unsure about where to begin. I will go over materials and information I suggest to those looking to begin with calligraphy.
I love to deliver work like this to my clients organized and ready to go. Planning an event like this requires so much attention to detail and I enjoy doing my part to minimize the energy my work requires for display.
After I finished a recent large commission in Spencerian script, a few people who viewed it were struck at how straight and evenly spaced the lines of text were. One person commented that if he didn't know better, he would think he was looking at a computer printout. This is not by magic or talent! … Continue reading Tips for Guidelines and Why You Need Them