One of my new years resolutions was to letter something every single day, and while I haven’t hit the mark 100% of the time, I’m pleased to announce that it’s helped me put pen to paper more often, and change is happening!
Look forward to crossing paths with you in the coming year. Here’s a list of March’s upcoming events:
Recently I had the chance to be part of zulily’s Facebook Live and co-host 3 craft Valentine’s craft tutorials. The third and final segment was a DIY Hand Lettering Tutorial, a skill that allows you to essentially “fake” calligraphy. In case you didn’t catch it live, here’s the full video!
This weekend I’m co-teaching with Seattle florist Amy from Gather where you will channel your inner gypsy heart for a daylong workshop with Brush & Bloom, making a bohemian floral crown and a brush calligraphy quote that speaks the language of your soul. We’re giving away a ticket to Saturday’s workshop!
There are several ways to enter the contest on Instagram:
Repost the photo with hashtag #brushandbloomgiveaway for 5 entries
Tag a friend who might be interested in the workshop and giveaway for 1 entry each.
The contest goes from Tuesday, April 12 to Friday, April 15 and the winner will be announced at 6pm on Friday.
The Brush & Bloom workshop will be held at 1417 10th Ave. Seattle, WA at New Tomorrow from 12pm – 6pm. The workshop includes instruction on watercolor calligraphy, floral crown design, and includes a portrait session with your floral crown and calligraphy at the end of class. The workshop is valued at $199. If you are already registered, you will receive your money back.
Per Instagram rules, this is in no way sponsored, administered, or associated with Instagram, Inc. By entering, entrants confirm they are 13+ years of age, release Instagram of responsibility, and agree to Instagram’s term of use.
We have extended our early bird pricing of $169 for the whole workshop, or you can cherry pick from the calligraphy or floral crown portion for just $85. Hope you can join us! If the date doesn’t work for you, we would be happy to explore doing a private party for you and your girlfriends! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Spring is right on time in Seattle, it’s 70* and sunny (shhh, don’t tell, our city is already growing so quickly) and we are basking in the glory of it all in our tank tops and shorts this weekend. Enjoy your April, and your free brush calligraphy calendar!
For the last few months I’ve been hosting a casual calligraphy meetup around Seattle as a way to foster community, build better relationships, and provide opportunities to practice. You don’t have to have to have been through my calligraphy class to attend: it’s open to the public and free! Well, besides your hot chocolate, that is
Back in December, I sat down with the ever-lovely Amy from GATHER Westcoast for coffee and we decided to embark on a collaborative class teaching floral design and calligraphy in a day-long workshop. We had our first Brush & Bloom workshop in February and are thrilled to announce our latest workshop Wild & Free on Saturday, April 16 where we’ll teach floral crowns and soulful calligraphy.
Saturday, April 16 from 11am – 6pm
New Tomorrow, 1417 10th Ave. Seattle, WA
$199, early bird pricing $169 until Sunday, March 27
We’ll end class with professional photos of each student wearing their crown and holding their framed print. We hope you’ll join us and let your inner gypsy delight in these tactile arts.
Champagne and snacks will be provided, as will all floral crown and brush calligraphy materials.
For more details, visit our Brush & Bloom page. If you register by Sunday, March 27, you can get the special early bird rate of $169. Hope you can join us!
Here’s a sneak peek at the Pantone Color of the Year photo shoot I was part of that was published on The Perfect Palette. Inspired by love in movement, with overtures of ballet and brimming over with romance, these photos are absolutely breathtaking!
I did some whimsical wedding envelope calligraphy for this shoot that reflected the ethereal nature of the shoot.
you know what this means. spring is just around the corner.
Last week I stole away to the mountains for some hiking and it was almost too warm for leggings. The cherry blossoms have started to bloom. And someone came to calligraphy class the other day wearing sandals! It’s happening, it’s really happening! Oh, spring, we can’t wait to see more of you. In the meantime?
Download your free March 2016 Brush Calligraphy Calendar printable below. Print out your copy and since you’re creative, share and show us how you’re using it in your space! Tag us @cablecarcalligraphy on Instagram or post a photo to our Facebook page.
This year I’m excited to start hosting a monthly Calligraphy Club!
To really master a skill, you need to get it into your cells and the only way to do that is practice. Join us for a monthly calligraphy club where we’ll gather to practice, share and get constructive feedback to enhance our letter-forms. Calligrapher Sarah Ward will be available to give suggestions for improvement. A great way to network and cultivate your calligraphy skills!
Bring your supplies and your sketchbook, look forward to lettering alongside you.
Tuesday, January 12th from 7-9pm
Street Bean Coffee @ 2711 3rd Avenue, Seattle, WA
$10 for Cable Car Calligraphy students, $20 for new calligraphy member