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In This Issue
- Cover Artist Mike Ward
- Cover artist Mike Ward has expanded from paper and ink to leather and foil. Discover his story about making new ideas successful.
- Ceramic Paint Pots
- Creative tools make calligraphy fun. Amity Parks' ceramic dishes hold your inks, paints, and decorate your workspace.
- Wedding Aisle Runners
- Contributing to a special wedding atmosphere, Angela Welch's artistic runners make the wedding day memorable.
- Animal Skins
- Branch out to use mediums of all kinds. Angela Welch's showcases her calligraphy on animal skins.
- Home Decor
- Personalizing your surroundings is part of the fun of having a home. Maria Thomas' clock, floor mat, and dessert china shine with her creativity and inspiration.
- Wire Name Jewelry
- Many ideas can lead to fun businesses. Deanne Watson shares about starting her wire name jewelry adventure.
- Leather Jacket Art
- Alli Koch's stand-out calligraphy and drawing style can be found on leather jackets, bandanas, cell phone cases, and billboards!
- Car Lettering
- This flashy, off-the-cuff lettering by Rainer Wiebe shows what you can do with a few markers and your car.
- Silk Scarf Decoration
- Kathryn Barker's lettered silk scarves are a flowing fashion statement.
- Metal Engraving
- Detail is the name of the game with master engraver Rick Simmons' intricate designs.
- Name Pendants
- Crystal Kluge designs personalized name pendants die cut in metal.
- Glass Writing
- Lettering ink on glass is a popular twist and Jen Grove has it down pat. See her tiny painted letters and florals on glass.
- Glass Engraving
- Glass etching and engraving makes long lasting sentiments beautiful. Maureen Vickery shares samples of items she engraves for special occasions.
- Watercolor Embroidery Panels
- Natalie Mahan shows that combining calligraphy with watercolor and embroidery results in artwork that most anyone can learn to do with great results.
- Embellished Suitcase
- You'll want to carry on this decorated suitcase and keep it for your travels for years to come. Learn what Tania Hearn did to make her luggage stand out.
- Laser Cutting & Engraving
- Jessica Yee shares the variety of surfaces you can etch or cut with laser engraving.
- Handmade Journals
- Selfies are nice, but not nearly as crafty as Jose Naranja's detailed handmade journals. The records of his travels are stunning works of art that everyone wants to see.
- Sign Painting
- Many stores use hand-lettered signs to guide customers through their offerings. Trader Joe's took this art up a notch with Valarie Williams' talent.
- Brush Letting on Anything (almost)
- If it stands still, Linda Schneider may letter on it! Paint on a bear, or calligraphy on an onion? Awesome!
- Make Your Own Stamps
- Stamps are great for journaling, stationery, and gift tags. Melissa Eplin teaches how to make rubber stamps from your own designs.
- Floating Monogram Resin Tray
- Missy Briggs shows how to encase a monogram design in resin for a vanity tray.
- Lettering on Clothing
- Wear your calligraphy around for all to see! Hats and shirts are great for showing off your art, as Linda Schneider demonstrates.
- Cookie Writing
- Your cookies can be the talk of your next party! See how Carla Hagan writes on cookies for tasty calligraphy.
- Painted Cookies
- Natalie Mahan shows how to paint floral designs on homemade macarons, almost to pretty to eat!
- Let's Get Lost Together Suitcase
- Decorating a vintage suitcase takes coordinated choices. Follow Tania Hearn's process of creating this eye-catching travel bag.
- Calligraphic Scarves
- From the purchased scarf, to dying and lettering: see how Kathy Barker makes her personalized creations.
- Pilot Parallel Pen - Review
- Melissa Esplin discusses the best uses for this popular on-the-go broad pen.
- The Creative Kinds - Review
- Someone has to make the paints for artists to create with, and small companies are great at it! Learn about the manufacture of artisan paints for watercolor and calligraphy.
- Beginner Calligraphy Questions
- Every calligrapher starts at the beginning. Here are some questions that have helped others surmount hurdles along the way.
- Letter Spacing
- A little set up and forethought makes spacing your letters a breeze.
- Inspiration vs. Imitation
- You can find ideas everywhere around you, but make sure your designs are uniquely yours.
- Amity Parks' Paint Pot Process
- See behind-the-scenes of how Amity crafts her decorative dishes for herself and others.
- Valarie Williams: The Art of Signs
- Yes, the signs at Trader Joe stores are hand drawn. Read Valarie's story of how they do it, and marvel at her many examples.
- Felicia Tan: Fearlessly Exploring New Mediums
- Venture out with Felicia Tan as she discusses her love of experimentation.
- Mermaid Book
- Laurie Pearson outlines her project for creating a handmade book.
- Kim Cook - Post Studio Projects
- Watch a laser cutter/engraver effortlessly carve modern lettering. At Post-Studio Projects, you can design with lettering to your heart's content.
- Breaking the Rules
- What is the balance between knowing the rules that make art, and leaving them behind?
- Pointed Pen Collective
- England is a great place to maintain the traditions of studying calligraphy. Read about how Kate Watson endeavours to hold workshops in wonderfully historic backdrops.
- The Unique Business of Brian Smith
- Brian Smith hand-turns treasured nib holders for traditional calligraphy. See his methods that result in beautiful and unique tools.
- Gallery One
- Examples of lettering on mirrors, acrylics, and wood signs
- Gallery Two
- Examples of lettering on paper, rocks, signage, and staircase.
- Aha! Moments - Letters California Style 2019
- Calligraphy students share the calligraphy secrets they learned during this annual event.
- For Your Amusement: Travel Fashion Girl
- Travel Fashion Girl - a web site that shows you how to travel the world with one carry-on suitcase.
- Read short biographies about our contributors.
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