We’ve all created a project at some point that just feels sparse! Whether you’re working on a sketchbook page, an envelope, or even a blank wall, it’s good to know a few artistic ways to fill in space. You can use the ideas in this article to enhance both your paper projects and your home!
Most of the things that I post here on the TPK blog and on Instagram are destined for a new home. Mail art, birthday cards, and the like all get sent to friends and family! But, there are other projects I make that don’t have an immediate purpose. Those projects get filed away, waiting until a need arises for them. Maybe that need will never develop, but at least in the meantime, the projects can serve as inspirational eye candy in today’s post! Here are ten fun pieces that I found when sifting through my old projects this morning (and guidance on how to make them, if you’re so inclined):
When you see photos of beautiful calligraphy online, it’s easy to forget that once upon a time, the calligrapher’s work didn’t look nearly as polished. Today, I’m sharing a collection of my calligraphy progress photos to remind you that improvement takes time, practice, and a willingness to experiment!
The TPK blog is a veritable treasure chest of calligraphy tutorials. I mean that in more ways than one! Some of the articles will help you move forward in your practice in a way that’s as valuable as gold. But — like a full treasure chest — it can take some searching to find exactly what you are looking for. So, for today’s article, I decided to put together a list of the calligraphy tutorials that I refer people to the most! To help you identify which tutorials can help you best right now, the posts are organized by skill level.
I’m always on the hunt for inspiring calligraphy, and today I want to share some of the pieces that have sparked my creativity over the years! As a disclaimer, there have to be hundreds of talented calligraphers out there that haven’t come across my radar yet. If you know of an artist whose inspiring calligraphy work deserves a shout-out, let me (and others) know in the comments!
For me, this time of year offers a chance for personal reflection. I especially love to think about the highlights of my year so I can go into the new year feeling accomplished and invigorated! For today’s article, I decided to do the same for TPK. This post highlights the seven “top hits” of 2020 — plus my personal favorite 2020 tutorial.