Common Calligraphy Issues

Here are a few points those new to calligraphy seem to struggle with. I know that learning calligraphy is a slow and intensive process.

Keepsake Bridal Calligraphy

"Fields" in calligraphy

Check out the ups and downs of how I created this piece for Jase and Brittany's bridal table!

What Do You Mean, “Nib”??

Close-up of a straight penholder as opposed to an oblique holder.

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.

Materials

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.

Spot Calligraphy for Tucson Wedding

Place cards written by hand in calligraphy by Case Sensitive Designs LLC

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.

Death is Nothing at All

Fresh flowers resting on handlettered calligraphy

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.

Learning Spencerian Script, Week 3

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