Happy beginning of spring! There’s something about longer days, filled with sunshine and above zero temps that make people happier, more optimistic and inspired to use color!
I thought I’d share a fun and easy watercolor project for beginners that is sure to boost your creative spirit and mood! Read More
Tracing is one of the best ways to help you build muscle memory and grow your lettering practice! So I thought I’d make it available for anyone who is looking for a fun and easy way to help with learning how to write “Happy Birthday” in modern calligraphy with these tracing sheets!
The best part is, I’ve designed this practice sheet to be used with both a pointed pen and ink, or a small brush pen! I’m all about convenience and multi-purpose tools! Read More
National Handwriting Day is January 23rd and I’ve been busy thinking of ways we can build our hand writing muscles and celebrate it! First let’s start with a few reasons why it’s important to practice our hand writing and why we should make it a daily practice. Hand writing is brain food!! It is even argued that cursive writing offers more benefits to the brain giving it an opportunity to train, and trigger different parts within the brain. I’m no scientist, but what I know for sure is that I remember things more when I’ve written them down. I also notice that I commit to things more seriously if I’ve written them down. Read More
There is a difference between hand lettering and calligraphy. Some would argue that there’s a big difference. I personally feel that any form of lettering, is simply letters that are “drawn” vs. “written”. In both cases, we draw strokes that are very purposeful and consistent. The difference between hand lettering and calligraphy is that the elements of those strokes vary. I recorded this video to help with explaining the difference between hand lettering and calligraphy in the hopes of helping to show how the elements of each art form vary.
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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 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
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
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
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
This calligraphy for beginner’s series has a very short video which shows you how to write in calligraphy. This video will show you how to write the letter "b" in cursive using modern calligraphy - in my own personal style. Read More
How to write the letter a in cursive using modern calligraphy. Welcome to a letter a day where I show you how to write letters in cursive using modern calligraphy - in my style of course. I'm hoping this will help to keep hand lettering a cursive writing alive!! Enjoy Read More