Modern Calligraphy

I took a modern calligraphy workshop over the weekend. I’ve been interested in hand lettering for a while now. A few years ago I took an online lettering class where I used a brush marker – a Tombow, which is a flexible marker that can produce thin lines as well as thick lines when youContinue reading “Modern Calligraphy”

So excited! (Calligraphy Workshop)

Today I started an online Calligraphy workshop. I really like it. One of the supplies for the workshop is a Tombow brush pen. I have smaller Tombows, but this pen is awesome! This is exactly what I was looking for – hand lettering with a brush (not a nib and ink). The pen makes it almost easy.Continue reading “So excited! (Calligraphy Workshop)”

2015 – off to a great start!

So far I’ve been working on several of my 2015 goals and it’s only the first week of January! Here’s what I’ve hit so far. Lettering and Doodling – Every couple of days I pull out my sketch book and doodle and practice my lettering. I’m finding that I can create more whimsical, simpler illustrationsContinue reading “2015 – off to a great start!”

10 things I want to try in 2015 and links to those who inspire me!

I can’t wait for 2015! (my creative resolution.2) There are so many things I am excited to try! The above image is the Christmas present I bought myself (see item #1). Things I want to try in 2015: Linocut. It seems like a lot of work but the results are awesome! I am inspired by Andrea Lauren who I followContinue reading “10 things I want to try in 2015 and links to those who inspire me!”

Practicing Painting Lettering

I’ve been practicing! The other day I copied an alphabet from a book (2x). Today I wrote “hello” many times! It’s interesting what you learn by doing, especially when you keep repeating something. Here’s what I’ve learned: Too much coffee makes my hand and my letters shaky Light touch – thin line, more pressure – thicker line. IContinue reading “Practicing Painting Lettering”