When I began practising brush lettering and calligraphy in 2015, I fell in love. I quickly became entranced by the movement of the pen across the paper. The deliberate, slow motion of drawing letter forms brings me a sense of calm and relaxation.
Brush lettering is my escape from the busy world of technology and has become a wonderful new way for me to express my creativity.
And of course, I began thinking about how to share this beautiful art form with others. I designed some basic tracing worksheets, taught a workshop to a handful of women locally, and started to share online via Instagram and Periscope.
After teaching my workshop, I quickly realized that the tracing worksheets are an essential tool that helps people understand how to draw the letter forms and build muscle memory.
So I decided to design a more refined set, including important drills, as part of my teaching toolbox. Then an idea struck! After seeing my brush lettering online, the overwhelming response was “How can I learn to do this?” and “Do you have a guide, an e-book or videos?” These positive responses have motivated me to share my brush lettering practice worksheets online. Now people all over the world download and print my worksheets, and you can start practicing today!
I have added a SHOP on my website, and you will see the tab at the top. You can also click on the tab “Learn Brush Lettering” as well and read more about the worksheets. I now have sets of worksheets for Small and Large brush tip pens, drills, lowercase alphabets, uppercase alphabets, and words (called “Connections”). Now there are also worksheet sets for the modern ‘bouncy’ calligraphy style that is more playful and relaxed.
In December 2017, I released a line of Learn Lettering products (pens, workbooks, practice pads) with American Crafts. Click HERE to shop online and visit my other store.
Beginners ask, “Where do I start?” I always answer, get a large brush pen and use Bundle 1 or get a small brush pen and use Bundle 2. It’s that simple. I have recommendations for brush pens (and affiliate shopping links) in my Shop with each set of worksheets.
I’m so excited to share the beautiful art of brush lettering and hope you enjoy your lettering journey as much as I do!
Here is a quick video introducing my Brush Lettering Worksheets:
I now offer in-person workshops worldwide, and if you are interested, click HERE to see my Workshop information. You can also contact me about teaching in your area, and we can set up a workshop tailored to you!
If you haven’t yet tried my brand of Kelly Creates brush pens, then I highly recommend that you do. They are wonderful! (no bias here! lol). They are available at Michaels stores in North America and other retailers worldwide.
Happy Crafting….. and happy Brush Lettering!