Step by step calligraphy

Sharing a couple more recent pictures from my Instagram account, which you should follow btw! Words of advice I’d offer to a student of calligraphy- go slow. Take your time to achieve a proper pen grip. Pay attention to spacing and shading. Do warm-up exercises. If you’re able to join your local calligraphy guide and/or […] Read More

Mother’s day!

All that I am, I owe to my mother – Abraham Lincoln Just a bit of pretty pointed pen calligraphy, with step by step instructions for just how to write it! I originally wrote this using guidelines. It looked stiff to me, so I did away with them, and wrote free-handed. This makes the script […] Read More

Custom calligraphy for your wedding envelopes!

Even before seeing your beautiful wedding invitation, your guests will see their names addressed on the envelope. What a special opportunity for them to ooh and ahh over their names and address! Yes, there are gorgeous fonts available, but nothing really compares to hand addressed envelopes written with a dipping pen and ink. Your guests […] Read More

Motherhood

“Motherhood is a million little moments that God weaves together with grace, redemption, laughter, tears and most of all love.” ~Lysa TerKeurst When I read this quote, I knew I wanted to create a pretty piece to remember it. Calligraphy and watercolor painting. Soft touches of color. Such deep words of encouragement for mothers. This […] Read More

Custom keepsake invitations

When a sweet friend called to let me know she was getting married, I was so excited! We attended Bible study together for several years as gals in our twenties. My friend is a talented watercolor artist. She wanted to incorporate my calligraphy into her wedding invitation pieces. This was a JOY! A third friend […] Read More

Printing Invitations

There are many options when it comes to selecting your wedding papers. One of the least expensive options is called flat printing, and even watercolor can be printed this way. It is smooth to the touch. The one I chose for my wedding invitations is called thermography (aka faux engraving). It’s a raised print, but […] Read More

Hello November!

Another new month is here! This is when I really start enjoying the cooler weather, gingerbread, apple cider, football, scarfs, the leaves turning… It’s the month when one tends to focus more on gratitude. It’s one shared with friends and family around the Thanksgiving table. Remembering these joys come from God. May your November be […] Read More

Learn your ABC’s

It’s back to school with reviewing your ABC’s! 🙂 I’m slowly working through the alphabet over on my Instagram account. I hope you enjoy these posts and that it helps you in your calligraphy journey! If you’re in the DFW area and want to participate in one of my classes, send me a message! Favorite […] Read More