Manuscript Trip to Baltimore.

Manuscript Trip to Baltimore.

Many of you know that before Covid I offered manuscript study trips, both domestic and abroad, to visit museums and libraries that are home to some of the most beautiful and historically significant manuscripts in existence. I am very happy to be organizing my first...
How to Hold a Calligraphy Pen

How to Hold a Calligraphy Pen

This article will give you insight into how to use a calligraphy pen, starting with how to hold a calligraphy pen for best results. What Is a Broad-Edged Calligraphy Nib? The broad-edged, or chisel-shaped, pen is the main tool for traditional calligraphy. Calligraphy...
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...