Saint Michael’s Musical Piece

Saint Michael’s Musical Piece

I was asked recently by a local church to create a piece for their retiring organist. This organist is quite accomplished and had actually composed new music for a refrain frequently sung during Sunday services. Their idea was to have the lyrics and music of his piece...
Eight Ways to Stay Happy and Busy During Social Distancing

Eight Ways to Stay Happy and Busy During Social Distancing

We’ve all been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and many of us are really feeling the cabin fever. So we’ve compiled a list of eight calligraphic things you can do to help you stay entertained and feed your interest in calligraphy. We know calligraphy can...
A Different Kind of Lettering Project

A Different Kind of Lettering Project

A typical calligraphy project for me consists of using a dip pen with ink and writing on high-quality art paper or calfskin vellum. But recently a job came my way utilizing completely different materials. It was quite the challenge for a number of reasons. First, the...
Old Documents and Bindings

Old Documents and Bindings

By Maryanne Grebenstein – I took a group to London and Cambridge this past February/March to view manuscripts and participate in a workshop in Cambridge. While in Cambridge, we came upon a wonderful antiquarian bookseller’s shop called G. David. I purchased a few old...