April has slipped just right past me and looking back at it it was yet another dark month, yet another month with no blog post and none of those YouTube videos I wanted to put out this year. It's been a frustrating year so far and yet it seems like turning 25 11 days ago has rendered me even more thoughtful than the mood I was in before that number has been looming beyond the horizon. I've been in a creative rut for what feels like months now. So what do I do with a creative rut? Write about it, because deep within my core, the first instinct of mine is still to face the blank page head on and produce absolutely terrible word vomit to process it.
Super excited to be featured on this week’s episode of the Calligraphy Masters Podcast that has featured some of my biggest Calligraphy Inpirations, so I am very excited to have been asked to join the conversation.
Some of the Links mentioned:
- Kurrent (the site’s in German, but there’s an English PDF)
- The Spanish Manual I mentioned, look at those flourished Letters!
- The Swiss Calligrapher’s Online Shop where I got some vintage nibs and one of my favorite Iron Gall Inks
This past weekend, I taught my first Calligraphy class in person. It was incredible. And it has caused this spiral of thoughts. This walk down memory lane back to high school. Memories of a past self that wished to be a teacher, but brushed the idea away because her ideal could not merge with her mind's definition. This is my teaching journey (and a writing exercise because I'm rusty).
The Intro to my newest Skillshare class – now available to watch. If you don’t have a skillshare account yet, use the following link to unlock 2 months for free: https://skl.sh/2RFdIMg
It’s that time of the year again, the Christmas season. In my book that usually means avoiding the cold by snuggling up inside with all my pens and paper and somehow throw together Christmas presents that fit their recipients. If you’ve landed here you hopefully get to shop for a lettering nerd or Calligraphy enthusiast. Or maybe you are just looking for inspiration? Well anyways, we’re talking about my favorite topic once again, supplies! But this time someone else is paying!
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