Brush Calligraphy 101: Connecting Letters

I ran into a friend who is practicing brush calligraphy, and although her individual letters were turning out beautifully, connecting them seemed to be a very different challenge.  I’ve taught a few brush calligraphy classes and this is definitely a transition point for learners as we add the pieces together to create words – so today, I’m sharing two huge tips on how I learned to practice connecting my calligraphy letters. … More Brush Calligraphy 101: Connecting Letters

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Review: Crayola Brush & Detail Markers

Love knowing what new pens are out there? Looking for a possible birthday or holiday gift for a budding brush calligraphy fan? You may have seen the new Crayola Brush & Detail markers on the shelves and wonder how they are before you spend the money – today I share my review of these new brush pens, how they write, pros and cons, and whether I recommend them! … More Review: Crayola Brush & Detail Markers

Brush Calligraphy: Gradients and Blending

I’ve long been enamored by the many artists I follow on Instagram that seem to effortlessly blend their brush calligraphy pens, but struggled to get that effect myself.  Sometimes, inspiration strikes and you discover something that works best for you and your style, and I’ve created some fun pieces. Want to recreate it for yourself? Keep reading and I’ll share how I’ve been using my Tombow dual brush pens to get a gradient and blended look. … More Brush Calligraphy: Gradients and Blending

Top 5 Favorite Posts of 2016

This blog has created opportunities I never imagined. Not only in a side-hustle fashion, but as a reminder that life is always unfolding and that you will become things you didn’t think were possible. It reminds me that I am always evolving and growing, and to never close myself off to possibility – and on the flip side, to follow my curiosity and see where it could lead. With that, I present my personal top 5 favorite bullet journal and handlettering blog posts of the past year. … More Top 5 Favorite Posts of 2016