February

With the start of a new month, comes a fun page filled with variations for writing February in pointed pen calligraphy! These styles are based on scripts from yesteryear – those of Copperplate and Spencerian. I mixed gouache to create pretty colors or bright pink and purple. If you’re new to gouache, I recommend Winsor […] Read More

Thanksgiving Day

On this Thanksgiving Day, we give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For His love endures forever. Psalm 136:1 A practical way to show one’s gratitude is with a handwritten note. How to get started? Begin by writing “thank you for______” and share how you have enjoyed the gift, why you like it, […] Read More

Thank a Vet

“Veterans know better than anyone else the price of freedom, for they’ve suffered the scars of war. We can offer them no better tribute than to protect what they have won for us.” ~Ronald Reagan Last night I sat at my desk with watercolor paper and paints, mixing colors to create a camo-themed piece in […] Read More

Calligraphy on dark colored paper

Dark colored paper is not only great for practicing on, it’s also beautiful for projects. Recently I participated in an envelope exchange, and I addressed my blue envelopes in white ink. If this is something you’re interested in trying, then I hope the instructions in my post are helpful for you! Dr. Ph Martin’s Bleed […] Read More

August!

It’s a new month, and I can’t believe summer is nearly over. Today I’m sharing three ways to write the word August. I’m using a Moblique penholder, Nikko G nib, black sumi ink, and my favorite lined Rhodia tablet! (click through to purchase) Have fun giving these a try! 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

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