From DIY wall-art to making your own greeting cards, hand-lettering is a really handy (and, dare I say, trendy) skill to have up your sleeve. Don't start from scratch, or spend hours trying to figure out where to start. More importantly, don't ever leave your couch + Netflix!Read More
Rather than taking years to learn the millions of different block lettering styles you might observe on Pinterest and Instagram, I've developed a block lettering workbook that I believe is the best place to start learning. I explain a little bit more about this method of learning in this post, but briefly: I believe the best way to learn to draw letters is to mimic and trace existing letters, and the best letters to trace and mimic are quality computer fonts that have been tested by time. For a longer explanation, check out that article.
This article is an explanation of why I chose these five particular computer fonts as a starting point.Read More
There are two major elements of hand lettering: drawing calligraphy/script letters, and drawing regular/block letters. If you’d like to get started creating hand-lettered calligraphy, I have several beginner’s lessons here.
Getting started hand-lettering regular letters can be overwhelming. The sheer number of styles makes it hard to know where to start. It’s easy to get lost in the world of Pinterest, thinking that there are hundreds of different fonts, styles, and variations you need to learn. However, I’d like to suggest a far more manageable starting point, which will set you up to be able to learn and develop different styles of lettering down the road with far more ease.Read More
Hand-lettering and Bible study have come together in an outstanding way in the past few years, creating a massive “Bible lettering” trend—and it’s hard to miss on Pinterest and Instagram. I have been warmed to see an outlet that is beneficial both creatively and devotionally. If you’re not familiar with the concept, Bible lettering is a way of hand-lettering or calligraphing a Scripture verse, oftentimes in the margins of the Bible itself. There are now dedicated Bible journaling Bibles for this specific purpose; oftentimes they have more room in the margins, or lots of blank pages to use for this purpose.
I approve of the enthusiasm, as I myself have benefitted from Bible lettering. However, I also have experienced first-hand some reasons why Bible lettering, if taken up with very few restraints, cause me to pause.Read More
With wedding and graduation season coming up, it's always handy to have congratulatory cards on hand. This practice sheet guides you through seven different styles of 'congratulations,' so you can mix up your style without all the pressure. I've also included, as an extra freebie, a simple floral wreath guide to supplement your calligraphy.Read More