A Santa Letter is a custom letter handwritten in calligraphy from a parent to their child or children, sent under the guise of Santa. That's who Santa is after all, isn't it? And no one knows better than you the wishes and triumphs of the little ones you love. You see their struggles, their progress … Continue reading Letters From Santa
The poem is from the perspective of the deceased, a comforting reminder of all the ways they never truly leave us. I love gift commissions -- I enjoy ferrying love and thoughtfulness from one person to another.
I am a calligraphy mortal.
Falling, falling, falling for this beautiful script! I adore its simplicity and its quiet grace. Since I learned Copperplate script first, I mentally contrast the two scripts as I work with Spencerian and a major weak spot that's presented itself is the notion that since Spencerian was designed with speed of hand in mind, I have … Continue reading Learning Spencerian Script, Week 3
It's kind of like trying to learn a new yoga pose for me. I hear directions and I try to follow them with one part of my body, but other parts of my body start to unexpectedly rebel.
. . . Rebooted. The first time I started learning Spencerian script, 8 months ago, I got swamped with client work and safely put my pages away in a folder for later study. It's almost been a year. Why I Am Writing this Post As I worked today, I felt frustrated and stuck, and as … Continue reading Day One of Spencerian Hand
I'm kind of late to the Spencerian Party in the Instagram Calligraphy Community . . .
It's late April and the saguaro cacti are blooming again! Simple white flowers cluster atop the arms of the cactus, resembling crowns. I love the elegance of the lines in the flowers and I wanted to include the blooms in my I Left My Heart in Tucson series. Here's how I created this set of … Continue reading Saguaro Blooms Linoleum Cut
I couldn't believe I was going. When Paul announced that he'd be starting to teach classes a little over a year ago, I commented that I'd go overseas to learn from him. And then he announced the teaching tour and I wanted to be one of the first to sign up. Why I wanted to … Continue reading San Francisco Workshop with Paul Antonio
I really couldn't help thinking, as I sat down before the blank canvas, "Well I may have to start over, but I'll try it anyway." I mean, I've been making art for about 20 years. And I tell you, I thought, "I wonder if Van Gogh thought that about his work." If he had that … Continue reading “Have I Told You Lately” Wall Hanging