Tona Bell is an entrepreneur in Tampa whose creative mind inspires me! When I first walked into her shop, The Paper Seahorse, in 2016, I couldn’t get myself to stop gawking at all the engaging displays. Bits of papery goodness added flair to every nook. It’s still one of my favorite places ever, though The Paper Seahorse’s doors are closed for now due to the pandemic.
We may be halfway done with January of 2021, but the year is still new! With that in mind, I chose to focus on a blank slate theme for this calligraphy quote worksheet. It centers around wisdom from T.S. Eliot: “Every moment is a fresh beginning.” The calligraphy features two aspects of modern lettering that can be a little terrifying for beginners (flourishing and bouncy letters), so filling it out will give you valuable practice!
Coming up with goals never fails to make me feel giddy. The act of writing down an intention and coming up with a plan to make it a reality is so empowering! I make New Year goals every year, and I almost always achieve my goals due to careful planning and consideration. For this year, I decided to make a free worksheet to help you brainstorm effective goals and ways to reach them.
Whenever I’ve made state- or country-themed art, I’ve focused on places with recognizable outlines like California and Ecuador. But what do you do if the state calligraphy art you’re making is basically a square? In this case of my home state, Kansas, the outline isn’t immediately recognizable to the non-Kansan. But, with a few flourishes and some golden sunflowers, this Kansas-themed art is a delight to behold! In this blog post, I’ll outline how I made this piece and share a free download with you. I hope to inspire all my fellow basic-shaped state dwellers to try their hand at calligraphy state art, too.
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Hi, I’m Maureen Vickery, the calligrapher behind PenDance Studio and the creative force behind Calligraphy Crush Magazine! When your friends and family know you are a calligrapher, they expect your holiday cards and envelopes to be lovingly decorated in beautiful lettering. Flourished calligraphy designs certainly add a festive touch, so why not flourish a reindeer for your loved ones’ holiday enjoyment? Below I’ll show you step-by-step how I flourished a reindeer for my upcoming holiday card. I’ve also included a downloadable template of a reindeer (find it by clicking here) and flourish designs for your reference.
For this article, I decided to whip up some new printable calligraphy drills! These drills are suitable for every skill level and have a mix of everything. You’ll start with simple stroke practice in the first couple of exercises, move on to loops, then work on your flourishing! The free two page worksheet is great for anyone who wants to work on their dip pen skills or simply warm up before working on a project.
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