Tag: calligraphy

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Learning Spencerian, Continued

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. 

Spencerian and Me

I’m kind of late to the Spencerian Party in the Instagram Calligraphy Community . . .

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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.

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“Mountains” Wall Hanging For Nursery

When my client, Jennifer, came to me with the idea of this piece for her nephew’s bedroom, I already had these letters floating around in my head. The alphabet is called Lombardic and lends itself to wonderful illustration and ornamentation. These letters are entirely drawn, line by line. Some letters are based on the shape of a circle, but there are many avenues for … Read More “Mountains” Wall Hanging For Nursery

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College Graduation Invitations

I was honored to letter the invitations for this graduation celebration. The graduate, Chris, earned his Master’s of Science in Planning at the University of Arizona. Chris and his wife purchased invitations from the university, which came slotted with a small card for the graduate fill in their name and degree. The cards were promptly recycled and I set to task calligraphing the names. Chris saw a sample of mine … Read More College Graduation Invitations

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Santa Letters 2015

When I describe what a “Santa Letter” is to people — a return letter from Santa to the beloved child or children in their lives — the trickster inside me is scheming a way to surprise the children with facts Santa knows about them. I imagine the looks of surprise on their faces when they read that Santa knows about their teacher or the … Read More Santa Letters 2015