Learning calligraphy is like learning any new skill, the more you practice, the better you become. You can take classes, read blog posts, watch videos and hear about all the important tools to use or paper to practice on, but the only thing that will help you improve, grow confidence and want to continue to fine tune your calligraphy style is by practice! This free calligraphy worksheet to practice more give you an option to use a dip pen and ink or a small brush pen to help you trace words and grow your calligraphy skills.Read More
I believe in taking online courses so much so, that I have taken time away from my art and creative practice, to create courses to help others achieve their personal goals. I’m excited to share everything that I’ve learned over the years in the hopes of inspiring, empowering and saving you time and money! No matter what your goal is. [More about life i design online in another post]
Here are the reasons why I think taking online courses is the way to go! Read to the bottom to see my top online class resources.Read More
I’m a professional hand letterer and calligrapher and I’m really bad at flourish calligraphy!! It doesn’t mean that I don’t practice! Here’s a great practice flourish alphabet for you to use and trace along with me as we build muscle memory and learn calligraphy together!Read More
I shared on my instagram, seating cards that I was making for my Modern Calligraphy dip pen workshop. Some of you wanted more information about how to make them so I went live on Instagram and showed how I letter the seating cards using a dip pen and a simple painting brush.
The end result is really beautiful and the steps are actually super simple! I thought I’d demystify the process of making seating cards so that you can try your hand at making them for your next gathering, special event or meeting!Read More
Looking for self care ideas or routine?! I outline 5 easy ways to incorporate more self care into your every day. Read more about how to create self care routines on www.lifeidesign.comRead More
Working from home has meant the world to me and my family, but I spend A LOT of time at home, and my creativity feeds off of new surroundings and inspiration. So when the opportunity to spend 30 hours in NYC came up last minute last week, I packed an overnight bag and my nexus pass, filled the fridge with pizza and easy to make foods for the kids and off we went.Read More
There are many ways to learn calligraphy. You can learn calligraphy online, in-person, using tracing sheets or referring to tutorials! Whatever method you choose, the biggest secret is to…Read More
If you've joined me on my last blog post, you'll know that I had a BIG goal to create my very first online class on the Skillshare platform. Well, I managed to hit "publish" almost a week before my scheduled deadline!!!
I am not a perfectionist by any means, but I do dwell on details a little too much some times. I have learned over the last few years, that done is better than perfect. Agonizing over the details of a plan is necessary sometimes, for instance, when building a structure, or planning a Will, however, agonizing over the details of an online class... not so much!Read More
When I started life i design just over 5 years ago, I had an idea about what I wanted to do for a new career/business, I just had no idea what I was doing?
I knew I wanted to make art, sell art, and live a life that suited my personality and passions. I just didn't know who I was as an artist, how to start a website, how to open an online shop or how to create graphics and take photos to help sell my art.Read More
I am a huge fan of black on white. I find simple black and white designs very relaxing, my eye has places to rest and it always looks clean and crisp. Bold black designs on white feel more timeless to me. I wear a lot of black or white (add jeans and that's my daily uniform) but I am slowly embracing color. Maybe not so much in my wardrobe, but in my surroundings at home.Read More
This easy and beautiful Modern Calligraphy project will motivate you to learn calligraphy and to practice more! It's simple, easy to gather the tools and fun to do with someone! I have hired my talented and creative daughter Sabrina to work with me over the summer as I create more online inspiration and how-to's for my readers and followers. One of our goals this summer is to share more creative ideas on the blog. Here is our first Modern Calligraphy Project to motivate you to learn calligraphy and to practice too!Read More
It feels like this past year has been all about teaching in-person, Modern Calligraphy and Lettering workshops! I have had a blast teaching my most favorite calligraphy style for lettering and observing how other learn, what tweaks I can offer to create more success for my students and just how inspired I am by others! I often thought about how I could extend my teaching and offer the opportunity to those who are not in may local area to learn my personal method of modern Calligraphy.Read More
Want to learn how to letter using Modern Calligraphy and don't know where to start?! Follow along with this 5 Day Modern Calligraphy Challenge and subscribe to receive your prompts, worksheets and videos as you explore the very basics to this super popular lettering style!Read More
#the100dayproject. A global art project to help you be more creative & productive. Choose a goal and spend 100 days exploring it! It begins April 3rd. Read the full post to learn more and be inspired to join the project!Read More
Whatever your goal is, I believe that being creative helps with problem solving, self expression and personal growth. I am going to share with you my top 5 tips to help you be more creative. The problem is, our modern day lives which are filled with technology, means we spend most of our free time watching, liking and scrolling rather than doing, exploring and creating.Read More
How to use a waterbrush for calligraphy in a modern and fun style. An easy and quick video showing you how to letter using a watercolor palette and waterbrush.Read More
It's the start of the new year and time for us to add a few things to our bucket list. Forget the resolutions for a minute. What's on your bucket list? Do you want to take a special trip? Go bungee jumping? Maybe you just want to learn something new? How about learning modern calligraphy!!?Read More
How to make a Christmas gift tag is an easy way to add your own personality and charm to your Christmas decorating this year. They are simple Christmas gift tags that are home made, use basic materials and have a lovely effect! Read more here!Read More
Starting a business, career, venture or adventure is not easy. The ideas may come easy. The enthusiasm and the excitement may come easy. But the daily grind is something that you have to get through no matter how shitty you are feeling. No matter how defeated you are. No matter how many other obligations take priority.Read More
A goal without a plan is just a wish is a great motivational quote to help you set goals for 2018! Download the how to set intentions worksheets too!! Print as many as you need and start planning big things in 2018!Read More