Normally, I post links to paintings, photography, or street art on Saturday. But it’s Valentine’s Day, and you may be writing cards, so here are some lovely people doing caligraphy and hand-lettering.
Joanne Sharpe is a delightful teacher of hand-lettering. She never runs out of ideas. You can see her demonstrating hand-lettering here:
And here is one of her colorful journal pages:
Joanne Fink also does wonderful lettering. Here’s a video of her using Koi (watercolor) pens, making it look easy:
Here’s a series of hearts in her loose, doodling style.
My friend, Michael Noyes, is an amazing calligrapher. He did my first logo:
And he does amazing work with images combined with calligraphy.
I love this quote he illustrated by Henry David Thoreau. And yes, he sells his work.
The late Lisa Engelbrecht made wonderful art and was a kind and inspiring teacher.
She called herself a Letterista, because much of her work was new, inventive and got her in trouble with traditional calligraphers.
Laurie Doctor is a calligrapher whose work is both powerful and gentle. She’s an inspiring teacher, too. She has a series, Another Night in the Ruins, a response to a poem by Galway Kinnell.
Above is Night Vigil, a combination of writing and figurative work. She will be coming to Madeline Island School of the Arts in September (2015), but she does many workshops each year.
Go have a wonderful weekend writing wonderfully.
—-Quinn McDonald is a writer who loves hand-lettering.