Never Stop Learning

“It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts.” ―John Wooden I’m writing this post, not as someone who knows it all, but as someone who realizes the importance of learning, and never stopping! In the world of calligraphy there are local guilds, international organizations, conferences, and classes to be a part of, […] Read More

Private penmanship classes

I am so excited about this new opportunity to teach my love of beautiful handwriting! Rather than focus on actual calligraphy as my other workshops do, we will study the forms that make these pretty letters. The ideal student should already know how to read and write. I am offering private classes in the Valley […] Read More

The end of the alphabet…

If you’ve been following along on my Instagram account {@jennifercalligrapher} then you will know that we’ve completed the alphabet! It’s been such a great journey. Give me a follow to see all the letters. If I could sit down and talk with you about calligraphy, I’d encourage you to practice a little each day, even […] Read More

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