There is one love letter that I still keep. One, though some others came along. It’s inside my old diary from the time that received it. I open the letter once or twice in a blue moon. Reading it always brings a huge smile to my face. The penmanship is outstanding… for an eleven years old.
Things to Consider When Lettering Wedding Vowscalligraphy, project how-to, resources, thoughts
Lettering Your Own Vow / Writing a Love Letter in Calligraphy
So maybe your first anniversary is coming up, and you want to stick to the tradition of gifting paper for your ‘the one’? Maybe you’re well into your marriage years, and decided that a kind of ‘vow renewal’ is due? Or you just want something romantic and beautiful to hang on your bedroom wall, or even just practice your calligraphy with this project? Well, something hand-lettered is always special. Here are some things you might want to consider when making your own hand lettered vow.
Carolingian Final Thoughtscalligraphy, thoughts, traditional-calligraphy
6 Months Later and One Hand instead of Three
I had just been on a practice frenzy last week – finishing my last Carolingian drills by doing them twice a day when I could. On my last post I planned to finish learning 3 hands in 6 months, but sadly, it didn’t happen. I only ended up finishing one, even with the drills cut in half, and only just started on the Gothic exercises.
Why I Decided to Cut My Calligraphy Practice Drills in Halfcalligraphy, thoughts, traditional-calligraphy
I have finished learning Uncial hand from the book Mastering Calligraphy: The Complete Guide to Hand Lettering. It’s been roughly a year since I started learning from the book, beginning with Roman Capitals.
How Do You Know If an Ink is Non-Waterproof?calligraphy, thoughts
Calligraphy art is not at all limited to paper and ink, but when it comes to calligraphic ink, it can be simple and complicated.
Pre- Oblique Penholder Anxietycalligraphy, supplies, thoughts
It’s peculiarly shaped, needs some adjustments, and ‘can seem as mystical as a wizard’s staff’ for the novice. Surely it’s natural to be a tiny bit anxious about using an oblique penholder for the first time.
Uncial First Thoughtscalligraphy, thoughts, traditional-calligraphy
Despite everything I said before about the same strokes used in many hands, a new hand is still a new hand.
Is Learning Calligraphy Expensive?calligraphy, supplies, thoughts
Like all hobbies, calligraphy can be as expensive as it gets. There’s no end to calligraphic paraphenalia. Premium holders, vintage nibs, even paper and ink can cost you quite a bit. But it doesn’t have to… does it?
Write It Down Nowcalligraphy, thoughts
Don’t wait until you can Copperplate.
How to Get Started in Calligraphycalligraphy, thoughts
You’ve seen a bunch of lovely lettering feed on Instagram… and wondering how do they do that? It’s the beginning of a New Year and what better time to start something new! Is ‘learn calligraphy’ in one of your resolutions this year? This post is for you.