One thing that no one told me when I set out to learn calligraphy? New calligraphy nibs don't necessarily arrive ready to use. Nib manufacturers coat them with oils to keep them nice and fresh in storage! That's great because it means that you receive nibs that are in mint condition. The downside? ... Continue Reading about How to Clean New Calligraphy Nibs (Includes Tutorial Video)
In 2016, George Style hand lettering came on the TPK scene ... and I've used it constantly ever since. There's just something about those stylized letters! They're simple to create, customizable, and they pack a big visual punch. George Style letters also pair extraordinarily well with calligraphy, ... Continue Reading about Have You Heard? George Got a Makeover + He’s Tech-Savvy Now!
When you first set out to learn calligraphy, it's difficult not to have some preconceived notions and expectations. Like with anything, if your expectations aren't met, disappointment can set in and prevent you from making progress! In this article, my goal is to provide a "reality check". We'll go ... Continue Reading about A Calligraphy Practice Reality Check
I have wanted to design and compile my own modern calligraphy starter kit for years. Finally, I decided I've seen enough of low-quality supplies or barebones kits that give you tools to create calligraphy but minimal information! I resolved to create a kit that would truly teach calligraphy, like a ... Continue Reading about *Finally Here!*: The TPK Modern Calligraphy Starter Kit
Ten years ago, "learn Photoshop" was not an item on my goal list. I was proud of my analog skill set, so why would I have to fuss with digital stuff? The answer came to me -- quickly -- when I founded TPK. Photoshop proved indispensable in designing invitations for clients, making printables for ... Continue Reading about Last Chance to Learn Photoshop with the Digitizing Artwork + Calligraphy eCourse