People are naturally curious, and it’s satisfying to understand how things work. So, today, I’m taking some time to chat with you about what TPK looks like in 2023. It’s like a self-interview with eight questions, and if you finish up the article wondering about anything else, you can ask in the comments!
On the Cover of Calligraphy Crush Magazine!
You might remember a certain coffee calligraphy tutorial from a couple of months ago. The envelope I made in that tutorial had a specific purpose: to grace the cover of Calligraphy Crush Magazine. Today, I’m pleased to announce that Issue 8 of Calligraphy Crush is available, and it’s chock-full of inspiration from so many creatives whom I admire and look up to! TPK subscribers will enjoy a 15% discount on Issue 8 through November 10th. You can click here to take advantage of the discount, or keep reading to learn more about the magazine and this issue in particular!
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Getting to Know Simon of Scribblers
Question: Nearly anyone in the UK who has an interest in calligraphy or drawing has heard of or ordered from Scribblers. Your stock is vast! When and why did you start Scribblers, and what was the main item (or items) that you sold?
Scribblers actually began in around 1998 in our spare bedroom! At that time, we were living in a small house in Lowestoft, and I taught calligraphy classes in the evening. The main items we sold back then were nibs, pen-holders and inks for traditional calligraphy. Those products made sense because they complemented my curriculum.
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Creative Entrepreneur Interview: Greenleaf & Blueberry
January is a month of new beginnings. After the “holidaze” clears, you’re left with the clarity and focus to make and start working toward new goals! If one of your goals is to become a creative entrepreneur this year, you’ll enjoy this post. In it, we’ll hear from Jess Greenleaf, proprietress of Greenleaf & Blueberry, who makes and sells natural watercolors.
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An Introduction to Watercolors (Guest Post by Greenleaf & Blueberry)
Today, Jessica of Greenleaf & Blueberry has a special treat for us: a comprehensive introduction to watercolors. If you’ve ever wondered about how watercolors are made, the difference between watercolor grades, and/or what watercolor paper to use, you’ll enjoy this post.
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Watercolor + Calligraphy Desktop Wallpaper
A few months ago, I was fortunate enough to stumble across Posta Via Gufo, the calligraphy-centric blog of a gifted artist named Gioia. I really enjoy Gioia’s blog and work, and I reached out to her hoping she would be willing to share something on the TPK blog. Much to my delight, she agreed! The result of her generosity is this amazing desktop wallpaper, which she created using watercolor and her original calligraphy. You can use this background on your phone, computer, or even just print it out and hang it on the wall.
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