calligraphy
29
January
2017

ART CLASS DAY 19: BRIT & CO CALLIGRAPHY

Like many of us crafty types, I’m obsessed with the design aesthetic of Brit+Co, so when they opened up a retail shop in their offices in downtown San Francisco a few years back, I had to sign up to take a few classes as part of my 30 days of art class challenge. The first […]

25
December
2015

Merry Christmas

Used some of my newly acquired hand lettering skills to make a few beautiful gift tags for my family. Here’s my favorite (made for my mom!). I used my fancy new calligraphy stylus. Here’s a practice run attempting to use the gold colored ink:

08
December
2015

ART CLASS DAY 14: HUMANIST CALLIGRAPHY

There is a magical store in Berkeley, California called Castle in the Air. If you sneak past the beautiful imported paper, fancy fountain pens, quirky stampers and piles of journals and shimmy up the stairs, taking care not to knock into any of the Black Forest cuckoo clocks lining the stairway, you’ll come to a […]

22
July
2015

HAND LETTERING FINAL PROJECT

After completing my initial sketches for the Skillshare intro class with Mary Kate McDevitt, I took the next few steps and inked and scanned a version that I didn’t love, but I liked. Excited for the next class and to practice more. FINAL PENCIL DRAWING FINAL INK DRAWING FINAL SCAN  

19
July
2015

SKILLSHARE HAND LETTERING JULY CHALLENGE

Speaking of serendipity, about 2 weeks ago, while I was eking away at my first hand lettering sketches all DIY style, I got an email from Skillshare announcing their “July Hand Lettering Challenge” featuring classes with the very talented Mary Kate McDevitt (I’d already started working my way through her Hand Lettering Ledger and liked […]

15
July
2015

HAND LETTERING – INITIAL SKETCHES

I spent about an hour each day last week, working my way through two different lettering books - first, I started working with Mary Kate McDevitt's fabulous Hand Lettering Ledger and Tony Seddon's fun Draw Your Own Alphabets. Both books offer lots of examples, tips and blank pages to practice, practice, practice. My initial attempts [...]