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The Father of Modern Calligraphy

Edward Johnston was born on 11 February 1872 and is often regarded, with Rudolf Koch, as the father of modern calligraphy.

Johnston has been credited with reviving the art of modern penmanship and lettering through his books and teachings. 317 more words

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That Freshman Feeling

“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream…” C.S. Lewis

Not only will this blog be a way for me to share my journey but it will also basically be my diary to vent about what I know will be a strenuous but FUN process.

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Handwritten gift tags

Tis’ the season again!

Everyone around me expect beautifully written Christmas card and gift tags. I normally buy very basic parcel tags (but good paper make) from craft shop and add some pretty ribbons or thread. 57 more words

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Creating and Belonging (and not being Annoying)

Have you read Elizabeth Gilberts, Big Magic? I have and I liked it so much that when I was stuck in an airport fairly recently without any unread books left in my bag (the horror!) that I bought a copy for reading on the plane. 296 more words

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Holiday Sweater Envelope Tutorial with Jillian Kaye

Creating envelope art can seem overwhelming and unattainable for many who are new to hand lettering. However, when broken down step by step, it is much easier to create a piece that will stand out for recipients. 380 more words

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