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Does this ever happen to you? You’re sitting at your calligraphy desk, writing along with your pointed pen, when all of a sudden the ink just stops flowing. No warning, no obvious reason, it just stops. I will show you how to avoid that.
Are you face to face with a failure? Me too. Here is a list of actionable steps I’m taking to overcome my failure and not let it become my demise. See if any of these resonate with you.
Do you ever find yourself stuck in the comparison trap? In this article I encourage you to not give in to those feelings, and I provide some actionable tips to help overcome that crazy self-doubt cycle.
How one week and one epic event brought together 20 instructors from 7 countries, 2100+ campers from 82 countries, and created a global community of artists like nothing we’ve ever seen.
One of the more challenging parts of calligraphy–once you feel like you have conquered the letterforms–can be learning the correct spacing. Here are 3 tools to help you master that calligraphy spacing.
Meet Carrie Ellis, a calligrapher and educator with a unique flair intermingling pointed pen and brush calligraphy, digital calligraphy and sign painting. Carrie opens up about her career-family balance, her biggest struggle, and how her business has been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.
What’s the first thing you usually write when trying out a new pen? Your name? When you get a new pointed pen, the last thing you need to write is your name. Or any other word. Let’s take a look at why you should not do this.
Do you ever struggle getting your calligraphy to have a consistent slant? Or, maybe your slant is consistently…wrong. There is a very simple fix for this.
Calligraphy will become more enjoyable when you learn how to adjust the flange on your oblique nib holder to get the best angle of pen to paper.
Here is my top 10 list of what calligraphers might do when your area goes to “lockdown status” and you’re stuck with “social distancing” from the threat of the novel coronavirus.