I have always been an avid reader. I learned to read when I was 4 years old when my brother was in Grade 1. I would take his readers he brought home from school, and my mom would help me. When I started school a couple years later, I could read so well, that I was placed in the Grade 3 class during reading time.

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Our local library was a very small branch, and I devoured all it had to offer. At that time, years ago, there was a weekly limit of 14 books. My poor mother made so many trips to the library, but she never complained.

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I remember getting lost for hours in books, and my imagination brought to life everything inside those covers. This led to my love of writing stories. My brother and I both would fill page after page with our fictional adventures. On family road trips, all we needed were pens and paper.

seuss books

You know how kids play make believe school? Well, I played “library” and pretended I was a librarian. I collected all the books we owned and carried them into the basement. Then I spent days making pockets and due date cards to stick in the inside back covers (yes that is in the ‘olden days’ before bar codes!). My dad ran his own business and had a home office in the basement. I would use his date stamp and stamp out the cards and lend out books to friends or even stuffed animal toys.

I guess you can see where this is headed. My dream come true has happened. I wrote an instructional book to teach you brush lettering, and it will be published in December 2017. I always thought I would write a novel (and still have lots in the works) but by the end of this year, I will be holding my very own book in my hands.

This book has everything you will ever need to learn brush lettering and creative calligraphy. Insta famous Kelly Creates has poured all of her lettering knowledge into these pages. Detailed letter breakdowns, secrets of success and drills and alpha worksheets too!And to see my calligraphy on the cover.  EEEEK! I am beyond words (almost!)

After teaching countless workshops over the past couple of years, I have poured all my knowledge of brush pens and calligraphy into these pages. It has everything you will need to get started or improve your skills, no matter what level. There are even tracing guides included for large and small brush pens to begin practicing. My digital download worksheets will still be available in my shop. They are more in depth with more repetition of letters than the guides in the book, and they complement each other well. Even if you already are practicing with my worksheets, the book will be a wonderful resource for you. And if you buy the book first, then you will enjoy continuing your practice with my printable worksheets here in my Shop.

I am a teacher. And I am a writer. This is my lifelong dream, and I can’t wait to share it with the world!

The Art of Brush Lettering is now available for pre-order online (Amazon.com, Amazon.ca, Chapters Indigo, Barnes & Noble and more). If you would like to pre-order from Amazon, click HERE. You will see it in bookstores in December 2017!

Breathe, Write, Relax. Learn brush lettering and creative calligraphy with the best worksheets and tracing guides on the market. Now all you need to know is found in The Art of Brush Lettering by Kelly Klapstein.

11 Comments on The Art of Brush Lettering: A How-To Book

  1. Margery C
    April 24, 2017 at 9:55 pm (7 years ago)

    I pre-ordered your book! So looking forward to getting it in December.

  2. Tracy
    April 24, 2017 at 9:55 pm (7 years ago)

    Ahhhhhh I’m SO happy for you!!!! Congratulations!!! It will be on my Christmas list for sure ?❤️

  3. Cathy Cosgrove
    April 25, 2017 at 6:35 am (7 years ago)

    Just fantastic! I am thrilled for you, beyond words, Kelly!

  4. Judith Jarvis
    April 25, 2017 at 1:38 pm (7 years ago)

    Can’t wait to get my hands on a copy…have just pre-ordered it on Amazon. It will be a lovely early xmas present from me to me x

  5. Lynn Lefebvre
    May 21, 2017 at 12:23 pm (7 years ago)

    Wonderful!! I pre-ordered my copy!! Can’t wait!!
    Congrats Kelly and thank you for sharing your talent.

  6. Mariana Natale
    August 18, 2017 at 7:18 pm (7 years ago)

    Hi! Do u ships to Brazil??

    • Kelly
      August 23, 2017 at 3:20 pm (7 years ago)

      Hi Mariana, all my worksheet sets are digital downloads that you print yourself. Nothing is shipped. People from all over the world can use them to learn!

  7. Monica
    December 26, 2017 at 5:44 pm (6 years ago)

    Hello Kelly, I got your beautiful book for Christmas. Can we practice directly in your book?

    • Kelly
      January 1, 2018 at 12:04 pm (6 years ago)

      Yes you can Monica. You can write inside the book because it is very smooth paper. The pages were supposed to be perforated but the publisher made an error, so you cannot pull them out. You could also cut them out too and then practice flat on a table. Lots of people also use tracing paper on top of the book pages instead of writing directly in the book. If you need more repetitive practice sheets, there are lots on my website (Bundle 1 and Bundle 2 for large and small brush pens. http://www.kellycreates.ca/shop

  8. Neeti Rathore
    February 16, 2018 at 11:55 am (6 years ago)

    Do you ship in India???

    • Kelly
      April 2, 2018 at 5:19 pm (6 years ago)

      I believe in India, you can order my book from The Book Depository, an online book store that ships worldwide.


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