To me, the holiday season (November-December) is synonymous with hygge. In the Northern Hemisphere, it gets frigid and gray, and we rejoice in warm beverages, soft blankets, and twinkling lights. Winter comforts were on my mind as I designed the 2021 TPK holiday calligraphy worksheet, and making the drills in it made me feel so cozy. I suspect you’ll feel the same way as you work through its exercises!
Autumn has arrived, and the holidays are now upon us! I love making holiday meals even more special by making a calligraphy menu. Even if it’s obvious what’s being served, a menu adds a sense of elegance and importance to any meal. Today, I’ll show you an easy way to make a menu that look wonderful surrounded by steaming dishes and a couple of candles!Continue Reading about Elegant Autumn Calligraphy Menu Tutorial
Just this morning, I read a blog post that insists matte black is the “new red and green”. I’m not sure whether that’s true or not, but you can’t deny that matte black and shiny gold have a festive, magical look! In this Christmas card tutorial, we’ll harness that color combination with a simple vine motif.
The holiday season gives calligraphers a time to shine! You can use your dip pen (and the occasional paintbrush) to create wondrous things that will light up any recipient’s mailbox. Today, I’ve rounded up all of TPK’s Christmas calligraphy and art tutorials to compile an inspirational list.
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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.
Every year, I make a calligraphy Christmas ornament to add to my growing collection of tree baubles. It’s not a difficult project, and the ornaments last for years (as long as they’re kept away from little hands — like any ornament). Today, I’ll show you how to make a calligraphy Christmas ornament yourself, and I hope that the project becomes an annual tradition in your house, too!