Author: Myriam


Pursuing Calligraphy

How I got started and what I wish I knew before diving head over heels into pretty letters

It’s 6.45pm, 29th of December 2020 as I start typing up this blog post. I want to reflect and maybe criticize the way I approached this thing that has now morphed into not only yet another word-centric hobby of mine but a full-blown side-hustle that contributes to my income. And as the five-year anniversary of my journey with letters is just mere hours away, I want to dive a bit deeper. Talk about how I started and how I approached this thing I now call a passion of mine and as I take you along, share some of the things I wished I knew.
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How to Create a Kindle eBook with Enhanced Typesetting using Word + Calibre

and a few websites and a code editor, but you can do it!

A bit more nerdy than we’ve been in a while. Calligraphy content coming back, but you guys on Instagram wanted it, haha!

This is a quick and easy Tutorial on how to properly set up a "pretty" fiction (or any other text-forward) ebook for a kindle. We'll go over formatting basics for your Word Document and a few tips and tricks as well as how to actually set up enhanced Typesetting.

This is going to help you create an ebook that can be sideloaded onto a kindle.

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Sparkly Christmas Happy Mail

& a Christmas Guide PDF

Paid collaboration with STABILO Switzerland and StickerKid.

Christmas Season is upon us and if there was ever a reason to pick up a pen again, it is now to send your loved ones Christmas Cards. I love getting Christmas Mail, no matter if it is a printed card from the store or just a plain one, but what really brings me most joy is one that was handmade.
Making a Christmas Card is really easy, all you need is a little bit of practice for your lettering and simple doodling Knowledge.
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At Caran d’Ache

About coffee and pens and the smell of Inspiration

Whenever I talk to Americans and ask for the brands they associate with their childhood, they immediately say Crayola. If you ask a Swiss Person the same question, their answer would most probably be Caran d’Ache. But Caran d’Ache doesn’t leave you after childhood. The pens and supplies accompany you into your office or your studio if you decide to carry on your pen and color play. I’ve been in love with Caran d’Ache my entire life. I wrote my first ever Lettering with a cheap brush and my Caran d’Ache Gouche palette that I had since first grade. I literally got rid of all my ballpoint pens except my 849s. There was always this sense of nostalgia attached to it, and so many stories are interwoven with materials by this brand. So, when I was asked if I was interested in visiting the Nespresso Recycling Center and the Caran d’Ache pen factory in honor of their collaborative pen launch, I immediately took a day off my day job to take a look behind their doors. And I felt like I was stepping into some kind of pen wonderland.

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A Case of Uninspiratiocia

Cozying up in the artist’s black hole

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.

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Calligraphy Masters Podcast

I was allowed to ramble for over 1 hour straight

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:

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