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January 13, 2019

Get Started with the Bullet Journal

New year, an actual post! Today I pull together thoughts on how you get started with the bullet journal, in hopes you are inspired to know what steps you want to take in making this system work for you.
November 26, 2017

How to: Galaxy Bullet Journal Layouts

The last few weeks I've been LOVING creating galaxy looks in my bullet journal layouts with my Tombow pens, and it was time to create a video to share how I do it.  Take a look at how you can also recreate the galaxy look in your own bullet journal layout. 
November 19, 2017
Sharing just a few tips for how you move from drawing letters to connecting them!

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.
September 11, 2017

Project Planning in my Bullet Journal

Today I am talking about a favorite bullet journal spread that I shared during my Tombow Takeover - my project planning spread.  I've used this layout for so many different things - it can be adapted for any increment of time over a variety of kinds of endeavors to get a birds-eye view of a single project, your job, family calendar/vacations, assignments, classes, and more.
September 3, 2017

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.
February 19, 2017
Learn how to create a galaxy painting with liquid acrylic and add your handlettered touch on top.

Acrylic Galaxy Lettering Tutorial

Learn how to create a galaxy painting with liquid acrylic and add your handlettered touch on top.
August 11, 2016

Handlettered Gift Idea: A Pokeball Card

This is one of my favorite gift ideas yet - a group Pokeball card with handlettered sentiments inside. See how I made this giant epic card!
August 2, 2016
Planner Dashboards... Today I'm talking about what they are and how I made my own!

My DIY Watercolor Dashboard

For as long as I’ve been in the planner world I’ve wondered WTH a dashboard was.  I didn’t really use one, but since I got one […]
June 19, 2016
Practice a serif lettering style with free practice sheets and tutorial!

My Handwriting and Lettering: Serif + Practice Sheet

This is the second in my handwriting and lettering series – I started this last month in response to questions about how to “write like me” or […]