Anyone who has ever shopped at Costco knows the magic of free samples. Sometimes, you don’t know what you’re missing until you get a little taste of it! (And before you know it, your cart is full of ready-to-bake French baguettes. If you know, you know.) The other day, it occurred to me: TPK could use some free sample wonderfulness! So, as of today, free samples are available for several printable worksheet sets.
No matter what your level of dip pen expertise is, calligraphy spacing can be a major challenge. It’s tough to maintain a consistent amount of space between letters! While block lettering allows you to mathematically space out letters evenly, you have to “eyeball it” with calligraphy. If that intimidates you, don’t despair! Today’s printable — a calligraphy spacing cross drills worksheet — will really help you to hone your spacing skills.
Fact: doing calligraphy drills will improve your pointed pen skills. They’re good for all levels of calligraphers: beginners will benefit from enhanced pen control. Intermediate calligraphers will experience greater confidence when writing letters and flourishes. Even advanced calligraphers do drills — often as a warmup — to ensure a steady hand.
When I read Jane Eyre for a university class, I was already in love with it. I’d read it myself in high school, and I enjoyed the story. At university, we delighted in analyzing Jane’s character and discussing, in particular, whether Jane Eyre is a feminist novel or not. The conclusion: for Victorian times, Jane was a trailblazer! In contemporary culture — well, maybe not so much. But, the novel has some concepts that continue to stick with me. One of those concepts is to be true to yourself, thus the line featured in today’s calligraphy quote worksheet.
Next time you’re at the grocery store, notice which product labels grab your attention. Chances are that some of those labels feature hand lettering, and for good reason: it’s difficult not to stare at beautiful letters! Here’s what I love about hand lettering: anyone can do it, anytime, on nearly any surface and at any scale.
For many of us, variety is the secret to sticking with a hobby or a habit. Pointed pen calligraphy is no exception: it’s important to keep things fresh in order to stay interested! That’s why I love taking my pointed pen practice beyond the alphabet. Today, I’ve got a fantastic limited edition worksheet that will encourage you to do the same. In it, you’ll learn how to create four flourished woodland creatures.