For many calligraphers, cleaning calligraphy nibs is an obvious concept. Swish them around in a bit of water and you’re good! But there’s a lot to unpack there: how long do you swish? Do you dunk the whole nib in water? Do you use tap water or distilled? Is it better to use some sort of pen cleaner? Today, we’re going to take a look at these questions and more in this guide to cleaning calligraphy nibs. Continue Reading about A Guide to Cleaning Calligraphy Nibs
An envelope is like a little gift. It costs nothing to make (save for the postage stamp), but the joy it brings to the recipient can be profound! Today, I took some time to come up with ways that you can easily and artistically address an envelope.
Like a lot of skills or hobbies, it’s easy to abandon your calligraphy endeavors if you don’t keep things fresh. After nearly a decade of using a dip pen, I still get excited about making calligraphy projects! Today, I’m sharing my seven secrets keeping the calligraphy magic alive.
Calligraphy flourishes are basically elegant doodles. With just a few swoops and strokes, they can transform a piece of paper into an experience! Today, I’ll share some flourishing tips with you. Plus, you’ll find my favorite “mix and match” flourishes in a free worksheet.
Earlier this week, I launched the Intermediate Modern Calligraphy Online Course. The course extensively covers flourishing, so I decided it was appropriate to give you a project suggestion to exercise your new skills! This flourished calligraphy country (or state) art tutorial is an intermediate project that will exercise your eye for embellishment. Equally importantly, you’ll end up with a gift-worthy piece of artwork that’s bound to make someone’s day! Here are the simple steps to make it:
Four in-person intermediate modern calligraphy workshops were scheduled for this spring and summer. By February, I had cemented a comprehensive curriculum, and I was ready to get to help intermediate calligraphers flourish — both literally and figuratively! Of course, COVID changed my plans a bit. Instead of teaching workshops in person, I decided to build on the curriculum and create an Intermediate Calligraphy Online Course. Today, we’ll talk about this new course and what to expect when you enroll!