Poem in a shape

This post was originally written in December 2019. In May 2020, I added a new version of the piece, and a section describing it, at the bottom. I have long been fascinated by the “Butterfly, Marine Mollusk, and Pear” page,

Card with raised design

The final assignment for my class was to make a custom card for another person in the group. Card recipients were assigned randomly, and we could ask them a few questions about their preferences. The person receiving my card said

[Portfolio] Card

Card with raised letter N outside and a quote inside. Watercolor, Micron pens, gel pens, foam squares. 9x6in. 2020The large words are written with 3mm nib, and the smaller ones with 1.5mm nib.

Blackletter cities

This week, I was studying fraktur capitals, and my homework assignment was to write out a word beginning with each letter of the alphabet. I chose to write a list of US cities. There are many different styles of writing

[Portfolio] Fraktur capitals

Fraktur capitals and textura minuscules. 3mm TAPE nib and pointed nib. Dr. Martin's Hydrus ink, orange. Higgins Eternal ink, black. 20x15 inches. 2020

How to photograph calligraphy

When you create a beautiful piece, and want to share it with others, you need to take a good picture of it. While the photography part may sound daunting to some, there are actually just a few simple things to