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

Hello November!

We’ve said our goodbyes to October, and now it’s November! One of the things I love most about calligraphy is the variation. It seems like you never run out of ways and styles of writing. Here’s November, written in several different ways, from traditional to modern to flourished. Note the various starting positions on the […] 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

Modern vs Traditional

Modern hand lettering has become popular, and I’m sharing a few tips for writing in a more modern style using your pointed pen. I’ll always recommend starting with a traditional hand before trying your own thing! Having the foundation of a classic, timeless letterform is so important. So, take time to study Copperplate or Spencerian […] 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

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