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
A Letterer’s Gift Guide
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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- Luis Creations Soap vs. Intllab Magnetic Stirrer
- Battle of the 2-in-1 Pen Holders – Deuce vs. Moblique
- Colored Fudenosuke Brush Pens First Impression / Review / Comparison to Zebra Funwari Pens
The Brushlettering World has a new colored fude pen! Tombow is releasing colored versions of the Fudenosuke, the moment I saw them being released I knew I had to compare them to the Zebra Funwari pens I had gotten a couple months ago. This video is a bit of an unboxing, first impression, comparison and forgetting how to talk properly when facing colored pens and trying to write their names.
How to choose the perfect piece in the wonderful Sea of makers
Considerations when ordering your first non-off-the-rack pen holder. There are so many. Do I go and find a handmade pen or Etsy? Do I get one on Instagram? Do I go custom? How Custom do I go and how on earth do I choose a maker and design. Whether you already have a bunch of handmade pens or are looking to make your first purchase perfect – this post is here to give you some insight into how my process has changed as I have started to build my collection. I feel like I am now at a point where I know exactly what I want from my pens and what I want my process to be like. I know how to start a conversation and end up with a pen that brings me joy every time I lay eyes on it.
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A Guest Blogpost @ifolor
I had the awesome opportunity to create a series of blog posts all about Calligraphy, Brushlettering and how to incorporate it into your life with some great photography products. This series was written for the photo printing service ifolor, which is where I do order all photography products, so collaborating with them was a lot of fun!
Also they kindly provide a Coupon Code for you guys. 30% off using the Code HALFAPX018
Original Post in German Read Here
Also available in translated version, in English, French and Italian