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Studio Hacks: How to Tidy Up, Write Straight & Save Moolah

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Studio Hacks: How to Tidy Up, Write Straight & Save Moolah

If you are anything like me, you have a small space full to the brim with bottles, jars, papers, nibs, pens, the occasional furry visitor… and it all gets a bit out of contol. What I call “creative disorder”, my husband calls Chaos with a capital C.  In a fit of energy (or procrastination, but who’s counting?) last week I decided to take a stab at cleaning up, clearing out and working smarter. So here are three of my favourite little tricks that will hopefully help you as much as they helped me!   Hack #1: Ikea Socker Shelf Who...

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My Top Ten Calligraphy & Lettering Instagram Accounts

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My Top Ten Calligraphy & Lettering Instagram Accounts

Okay, I admit it: I spend at least an hour a day falling down the rabbit hole of Instagram, getting lost in the beautiful script of calligraphers around the world and marvelling at their skills, new techniques, ideas, etc. For those of us practicing alone, talking to the cat in our trackies (I KNOW it's not just me... or is it?!), the world of IG opens the door to so many amazingly talented people out there that I really wanted to share my favourites and hear about some of yours.  This list was winnowed from about a hundred, to the tiny...

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How to Go With The Flow - A Neuroscientist's look at Flow

How to Go With The Flow - A Neuroscientist's look at Flow

Reposting this article from one of my favourite blogs, Your Brain Health.  Flow is something that I think many calligraphers can associate with during their practice. I often get stuck into some drills, and find that two hours has gone by... so what was evening is now night! Have a read and let me know what you think in the comments below:   How to Go With the Flow by Sarah McKay   White water kayakers and musicians experience it. So do video-gamers, rock climbers, and experienced meditators. If you’ve ever lost complete track of time or your sense of...

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Secret Admirer Snail Mail Challenge

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Secret Admirer Snail Mail Challenge

Do you LOVE Valentine's Day? Do you LOVE mail? Do you LOVE a mystery? I do! Welcome to our second Snail Mail Challenge! Christmas was awesome -- thank you all for your beautiful work and for participating in our first challenge. It was amazing, with beautiful letters making letter boxes beautiful and putting smiles on fellow calligraphers faces.  This time around, I thought we'd have a little fun. For Valentine's Day, let's show our love for our calligrafriends and lettering, whatever style you love. As per the last challenge, each one of you will be assigned a fellow calligrapher to...

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Snail Mail Challenge - Holiday Edition!

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Snail Mail Challenge - Holiday Edition!

Are you as sick of boring post as I am?! If so, join us for CSA's first Snail Mail Challenge! Stunning Calligraphy by the super talented Moya Carroll of Calligraphy by Moya & @moyagraphy It's almost the holiday season and if you are anything like me, you are sick and tired of getting yucky bills and flyers in the post, rather than beautiful notes. So, inspired by a gorgeous letter I received the other day, I thought we could join forces and make each other's days a little brighter with our first Snail Mail Challenge. I know it's a busy...

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