This is a quick post with a very simple way to get your new nib ready to use for calligraphy. As with so many things, preparation is key!Read More
So I have a small but growing library of lettering books. I'm actually fairly controlled in my buying of them but that doesn't mean that there aren't lots in my Amazon wishlist!
This post isn't meant to be a review of any of my calligraphy books. I love them all for what they have added to my journey of learning lettering. And they are all simply beautiful books which take pride of place on my bookshelf. Just the gorgeous front covers are reason enough for them to be on any self respecting bookshelf!Read More
In September 2016 I took a half day brush lettering course with Betty Etiquette at Hero in Stockbridge. Before I went along I didn't think I would be any good at it but who doesn't love a course and a few hours doing something new?! The lettering we did was using a fine paintbrush and ink, and I wasn't very good really. But then none of us were because we were absolute beginners and that is the point with lettering - it's not an overnight thing. It's fair to say I came away a little bit hooked.Read More
So why did I want to start a lettering business? That's what this post is about. There's one big reason really, so here it is:
The reason: to have something that is all mineRead More
Quite unlike me, I built up to launching Bloom Lettering in a very ordered and pretty structured way. Usually, and what I've done in the past, is to rush head long into launching a website with no real plan. This time it has had to be different - yes, I could have published a website three months ago but it would have been completely empty! I literally had nothing ready. As a consequence I've realised a few things and accepting them has made the whole process much less painful.Read More