First off, I guess I must confess that I rarely made my bed between sheet changes (sorry, Mom). I spent a week at Cheerio Calligraphy Retreat in North Carolina almost 2 weeks ago. I went there to ‘make marks’ and have fun (which I did) but I came away with insights on so many levels … More How Making The Bed Every Morning Is Changing My Life!
I am realizing that I started this blog (and “follow” lots of others in cyberspace and through Facebook, etc.) because I thought I had to. I needed to. And in a way it still do. But I am realizing that when I am creating, I don’t have the time or the need to keep daily … More Keeping Focused
I received a request recently to write on a cut photo mat. I have done quite a few of these over the years and I almost always dreaded it because I never knew how the mat board would react to my writing fluid or my pen of choice. And it was always a “one shot … More Embracing the FUN…through lots of work? YES!
Well, I started this blog in January 2013 as a “resolution” of sorts to keep track of my journey in the studio…for myself more than anything (also a potential chance to share with others in their creative journeys). I think I lasted into March with regular updates. That could mean one of two things: One: … More Another Creative Year
Time flies as they say. Each weekend since my last post I planned on an update here but I got busy or lazy (yes, one extreme or the other) and here we are over a month since my last update!. At any rate, I had three “rush” calligraphy jobs. So rushed that I didn’t even … More Calligraphy Jobs & Calligraphy for Fun
My studio has found me “all over the place” these past couple of weeks. It is becoming apparent to me that one of the reasons I am keen on continuing this blog is that I am realizing it will be here to remind me that even if I’m not working on “important work” or a … More All Over the Place
Last year I came across a blog called “A Letter A Week 2012”. For several years people have come together to commit to creating a letter a week for the entire year and then sharing with updates on the blog. Since there are 52 weeks in a year – that turns out to be 2 … More Year-long Alphabet Design
I am often asked whether or not calligraphy is something I can do “in front of the television”. When someone knows I have to spend many hours doing envelopes, for example, I think they wonder how I can spent those hours down in the studio by myself! I wish I could do more of my … More This week’s creating…NOT In My Studio!
I received an interesting job this week. I was asked to create just one word and it was to look “like a signature”. The client asked for something that looked like it was done quickly and “not perfect” but in a script like you might see “at the bottom of the Declaration of Independence”. It … More Quick and Spontaneous is lots of work!
I have been making my Christmas cards since 1988. And like most calligraphers, I think, I am a hoarder when in comes to paper. Not just luscious sheets of beautiful paper, but SCRAPS! I have saved the tiniest bits of paper left over from projects from years gone by. I’ve managed to keep them somewhat … More Recycled, Reused, Reduced