For the past nine years, I’ve joyfully created modern calligraphy. It never occurred to me to try my hand at a traditional style until I began getting requests for Copperplate calligraphy worksheets starting about five years ago. At that point, I picked up Eleanor Winters’ Mastering Copperplate Calligraphy, and I promptly felt overwhelmed by all the rules and guidelines.
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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For me, lists are a way of life. I rejoice at starting off my day with a neat little checklist. As the hours go by, I gleefully check off the boxes with a flourish of productive pride! And yet — there is something missing from my daily lists. For years, I haven’t sat down to make a bucket list or brainstorm anything beyond my daily tasks. That’s where Creative & Collected: An Assortment of Lifestyle Worksheets comes in. Today, we’ll talk about these new worksheets and why I appreciate having them around.
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Last weekend, I was working on the upcoming intermediate calligraphy eCourse when I came across a calligraphy exemplar that I made last year. The exemplar was the result of creating quick thank you cards for the first 50 people who ever ordered from the TPK Supplies Shop. Even though I was pressed for time, I wanted to make sure that every card arrived in a fabulous personalized envelope! I called the speedy style that I developed “Cocktail Casual” calligraphy.
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I want to do something cool and creative to celebrate Mother’s Day 2020! With that goal in mind, I reached out to four creative friends — who are also moms — to contribute to this giveaway. Today, I’ve got a collection of amazing offerings from them plus a little something from me! All of these giveaways will end on Mother’s Day (Sunday, May 10th) at 1:00 PM MDT.
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In 2013, I made my very first printable product: mail art templates. I loved the idea of giving people a way to send intricate, artistic envelopes for a minimal time commitment! While I still think mail art templates are a super cool concept, I have decided to retire them from the TPK Catalog on Thursday, April 30.
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