What I Wish I’d Known When Starting Calligraphy

Calligraphy Practice of minuscule a.

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

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.

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.

San Francisco Workshop with Paul Antonio

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