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New Bouncy Worksheets & Free Drills

So what exactly is “Bouncy” lettering? It is a more relaxed and playful style of brush calligraphy where the letters don’t always sit in a row on a baseline, but rather appear to ‘bounce’ up and down in an appealing way. If you would like to try out a free alphabet sheet, click HERE to […] Read more…

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Upcoming Workshops 2017

I’m so happy to announce that I will be presenting “The Art of Brush Lettering” at two Pinners Conferences in the Fall…Dallas (Arlington) Texas on Sept. 30 and Salt Lake City (Sandy) Utah on Nov. 3, 2017. These exclusive one-hour presentations are FREE and all supplies are provided.   Pinners Conference is a fantastic 2-day event […] Read more…

Lots of great lettering advice for lefties, left-handed tips for calligraphy from a leftie

Lettering & Calligraphy Tips for Left-Handed People

One of the questions I get asked a lot is from left-handed people wondering if they can do calligraphy and lettering. My answer is always, “Yes,” and many lefties use my tracing guide worksheets to successfully learn brush lettering. There are always left-handed people in my workshops who make a few adjustments and can write beautiful letters too. […] Read more…

A really cute and easy rainbow tutorial by Kelly Klapstein @kellycreates using Tombow brush pens and the Brother ScanNCut machine.

Rainbows & Calligraphy with Tombow and Brother ScanNCut

I love being on the Creative Scrapbooker magazine design team, and enjoy creating projects for their blog. Today I am being featured on their website with a tutorial on how to create a rainbow motivational quote with Tombow pens and the Brother ScanNCut. Rainbows are just plain happiness, don’t you think? To see this tutorial […] Read more…

A really sweet Mother's Day illustration 2017 by Kelly Klapstein @kellycreates that you can download and print as a FREE Mother's Day card www.kellycreates.ca

Mother’s Day Free Colouring Card & Gifts

This year, Mother’s Day brings me joy and sadness. Last August, my mother passed away at the age of 88. The loss is felt more deeply on special occasions, like Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter, which we always celebrated with my mom. And now Mother’s Day arrives. I will hold my children, tell them how much […] Read more…

So many amazing calligraphy tips and techniques are in Kelly Creates monthly newsletter "KellyLetters". You can sign up on her website. She really knows how to explain the details of brush lettering. Use these tracing guide worksheets to build muscle memory and take your lettering to the next level. The whole alphabet, words, drills and more at www.kellycreates.ca

Calligraphy Tips: How to Connect Strokes and Letters

Let’s say you have already started to learn brush lettering or calligraphy of any kind. As a beginner, you start by focusing on drills and basic strokes, then graduate to letters from simplest to most challenging. (To read my blog post about how to study the alphabet, click HERE).   Using my practice guide worksheets and […] Read more…

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Paper and Ink Arts

Have you heard of the Paper and Ink Arts store? It is a candy shop for calligraphers and lettering artists! It is located in Nashville, USA, but they have a fantastic online store as well. I know what it means to run a small business, so I believe it’s important to support family shops like this. […] Read more…

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