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Calligraphy Museum — just dreaming

What would I like to see in a U.S.A. museum dedicated to calligraphy? Here are some ideas. Displays that change art monthly to show us the great diversity in art styles. Show old and new works, and at other times, … Continue reading

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Tiny illuminated manuscripts found in Boston bookstore

I recently returned from a vacation in Boston and came upon the Commonwealth Bookstore not far off the Freedom Trail there. Lo and behold, they had several pages of illuminated texts framed for sale from $850+. What was so interesting, … Continue reading

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Updates to Fantastic Calligraphy Links

Above, you’ll see Fantastic Calligraphy Links. I made several large edits to that section. I inserted┬ámy final entries to Western Calligraphy in the Movies that I had not gotten around to adding earlier. Many thanks to those who suggested titles … Continue reading

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Handmade Calligraphy Flag Book got Honorable Mention at the OC Fair

I entered my handmade calligraphy flag book in the OC Fair this year. I wanted to enter the illuminated manuscript (of the post below), but it wasn’t ready by the time the entry date. So I entered the flag book … Continue reading

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Hand-made Calligraphy Flag Book

I was inspired to create this flag book from the directions in the book, Making Handmade Books, by Alisa Golden, and from my calligraphy workshop series by Barbara Close. Our class did all the paper work, smearing acrylic paint on … Continue reading

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Phantom-line 100 Lettering Guide video

My son and I created this simple video to show how to use the calligrapher’s tool for making guidelines. When you have a small project, like an envelope, and don’t want to rule guidelines yourself, use this see-through tool for … Continue reading

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Every Envelope a Canvas

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Spiritual Calligraphy book almost ready

I finally finished my last calligraphy project for the devotional, Spiritual Calligraphy. Here’s the front cover. Just waiting for my copy to arrive so I can examine its quality.

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