Trajans with Yves Leterme

I signed up for an online Trajans class with Yves, and it was great. I learned a lot, even though I did get to the most interesting (and most challenging) part of the class — brush letters. I would definitely take

Creativity takes courage

I will freely admit to this one being one of my most "cheaty" projects. The task was to write out a quote: Creativity takes courage. — Henri MatisseI wanted to write huge pointed pen letters, but that was hard for 2

Fear mediocrity

I don't quite remember where I saw this person, but I saw someone wearing a T-shirt that said: Don't fear failure, fear mediocrity.I really liked this quote. Apparently, it's attributed to a bodybuilder, and I wasn't able to find

Flattery and criticism

This quote is one of my favorites: I have already settled it for myself so flattery and criticism go down the same drain and I am quite free. — Georgia O'KeefeWhen I was working on the thumbnails, naturally, I had to

Luck favors the alert mind

This was another fun quote assignment for my class with Carol. We started working on it during a class session, and by the end of it I had come up with an obligatory folded pen version: Even though it was

Smile, breathe, and go slowly

I was taking a year-long class with Carol DuBosch, and one of the assignments was to write out this quote: Smile, breathe, and go slowly. — Thich Nhat Hanh I started out with a few quick sketches. These are not exactly

Calligraphy Conference

This week I was at the International Calligraphy Conference in Swannanoa, North Carolina. It is the first calligraphy conference that I've gone to, and it has definitely exceeded my expectations. It was held at the Warren Wilson College, and I

Dream not quite come true

I've heard a lot about the St. Gallen library in Switzerland which hosts a number old manuscripts. I've looked at some of pages from the books that they have at the e-codices site. It seemed like the most wonderful place