JOURNAL

Welcome to my journal, a place where I share my thoughts, learning, ideas and much more.

WHY I LOVE BEING A CALLIGRAPHER

The other day I was contemplating the process of calligraphy and it made me realise that every calligraphy project begins and ends with my hands.  I think that’s what made me start calligraphy, the connection and tactile nature of putting pen to paper, being in that moment is a joy. These are my hands, they …

December 7, 2017
CREATING A FIRST IMPRESSION WITH CALLIGRAPHY

Recently I was delighted to have been contacted by Helen Warner Photography who was redesigning her logo for her new website.  She had seen my ‘Seraphine’ suite and wanted to have her name written using pointed pen and ink, then digitised and vectorised to be used as a digital file for her website. She also wanted …

July 22, 2017
UK CALLIGRAPHY SUPPLIERS

Featured below is a list of UK calligraphy suppliers that I have used or other people have recommended. Perfect for anyone who wants to find nibs, inks, papers and so much more. www.blotspens.co.uk Very helpful and quick delivery with great packaging.  After a hilarious conversation about whether to try an oblique pen (being a leftie normally …

June 24, 2017
CALLIGRAPHY RESOURCES & MATERIALS

Detailed below are some of my recommended nibs, holders, papers and inks, and things that I have found really useful to my modern calligraphy journey. NIBS I’m sure these will change from time to time, but for me my favourite nibs are: Nikko G – a firm favourite with many calligraphers and the perfect nib …

January 17, 2017
MODERN CALLIGRAPHY BOOKS

I love books, and when I first started calligraphy along with watching videos I took great joy in pouring over the beautiful letters and shapes, sometimes I would trace over the letters and then create my own collections or I would look at traditional calligraphy styles for inspiration. My collection is constantly growing and I …

January 11, 2017
WELCOME TO MISS MODERN CALLIGRAPHY

As I write this first post I am so excited to think that a little bubble of a dream is starting to come true.  I have always loved to write but being left handed it has often been very tricky for me.  At school we had to use fountain pens and I watched sadly as …

October 24, 2016