I have more good news this week! Please meet Calligraphy Love – my holiday gift wrap that will be available exclusively at Minted.com. It was an Editor’s pick in Minted’s Outside the Box Holiday Gift Wrap challenge. I feel lucky to have itpicked out of 464 submissions! Minted launched it’s inaugural collection of unique, personalizable gift wraps for the upcoming 2013 holiday shopping season and I’m excited to be included! I took some time off from working on my website redesign and submitted 2 designs for this challenge. I practiced my calligraphy, experimented with custom ink and obviously it paid off ;) Now, I can’t wait to buy my own wrapping paper! I’ll let you know as soon as it’s available for purchase.
UPDATE: You can purchase it here.
In order to improve my letters, I try to practice calligraphy every single day on several surfaces with different
nibs and inks. Below is today’s scribble, an interesting quote by Oscar Wilde. My calligraphy is still rough but
I definitely see an improvement from few weeks ago.
I have always admired calligraphy and I have been wanting to try it for a while now but I wasn’t sure what types of calligraphy pens or nibs to purchase. And then yesterday, while walking around the Anthropologie store, I found this delightful calligraphy kit by Linea Carta’s Diva Pyari! I bought it since it has everything I need to get started and now I can’t wait to play with it. Kit includes one lettering chart (with Diva Pyari’s signature calligraphy), practice sheets, one jar of natural oak gall ink, and wooden dip pen with metal nib.
Stay tuned to see my calligraphy experiments.
Learning proper calligraphy is definitely on my agenda and I would like to learn from a professional calligrapher. If you know of one in the Seattle area, please let me know.
You can buy this kit from Anthropologie or directly from Diva Pyari’s Etsy Shop.