2021 is winding down! As we approach the New Year, I’ve been ruminating over how TPK evolved over the past 12 months. Today, we’ll talk about reader favorites, accomplishments, regrets, and what’s in store for 2022.
My birthday is in July, which is probably why it’s my favorite month of the year. When I was a little kid, I especially delighted at receiving birthday gifts … but now that I’m older, I much prefer to giving away gifts to celebrate! Effectively, today’s article is a collection of giveaways designed to delight any creative soul. I can’t think of a better birthday gift for myself than getting to lovingly package up several winners’ goodies!
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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