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
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
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
Hand-lettering/calligraphy has become an incredibly valuable and practical skill to learn! Here are some creative and practical ways to use your calligraphy skills (or the free printable at the bottom of the post) for your Thanksgiving table.Read More
"Consistency is key!" This worn old adage couldn't be more applicable to hand-lettering and calligraphy. Especially when you're learning, your letters should be consistent—in height, width, slant, and so much more. Of course, I believe that this rule, once learned, can and should be stylistically broken. But you should learn to form letters the way they are intended first, before you can approach variations. Practice sheets will help.Read More