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I see you checking out all the beautiful calligraphy & lettering in your Insta feed! Believe me, I do it, too 💕🖋Thinking you might want to give it a try, but you aren't sure where to even start? Or maybe you've purchased some supplies you've seen others using or you found at the local craft store, but the ink is bleeding or perhaps you can't load the nib into the pen holder to even get started.
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We got you! We offer both in-person workshops as well as a starter kit for at-home learning if you can't make it to one of our sessions. Both include tools curated for beginners so you know you're getting high quality supplies that will work well together, taking out the guesswork on your end, and most importantly, detailed instructions on how to actually use them!
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Come meet us at workshops coming up in DC, NYC & Portland, or if you can't join us, w ship our starter kit all around the world. So click that link in my profile to check out the many options for beginners {and if you're not a beginner, we've got some resources for you, too, in luring a free portfolio building exercise, so be sure to check out that link!}
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Real time, dip-pen & ink video filmed by @caitkramer | see more 👉🏻 #lhcvideos

GIVEAWAY ALERT! I recently hit the 10k milestone and I just thought I'd do a little giveaway to give back to the calligraphy community. I know a lot of you stumbled upon my account cos of my wax seal videos. I haven't acknowledged this, but thank you for wanting to jump aboard and follow my calligraphy journey. Thank you also to my calligrafriends for the constant encouraging and sweet comments even though most of the time I think my watercolour florals are poopy and some of my strokes aren't perfect. This year, I started conducting pointed pen workshops at The Craft Crowd and I'm very grateful to have @koo.alina as well as her guidance and support before and during the workshops. I will strive to improve further in my teaching skills for future classes! Now, I hope that this starter kit will help you get started or advance a little further in your calligraphy journey. The wonderful @christynletters has very kindly sponsored 2 Finetec pans. Also, if you know me, you know I like food a lot 🌚 Unfortunately, I can't throw in real food, but @koo.alina has sponsored the next best thing: some food themed and floral greeting cards plus food stickers! 😋 The details for the giveaway are as follows.
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Prizes include:
-Straight wooden holder
-Nikko G nib
-2 wax sticks
-4 Finetec pans
-Floral and food themed cards
-Food themed stickers
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To enter:
1️⃣ Like this post
2️⃣ Follow me, @owlandquill
3️⃣ Follow @christynletters and @koo.alina
4️⃣ Leave a comment on why you decided to follow me and what you'd like to see more of. Tag 3 friends.
5️⃣ Repost this image with the hashtag #owlandquill10kgiveaway. Make sure your account is set to public or I won't see it.
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This giveaway is open internationally and will run until August 13th 11.59:59pm (GMT +8). This giveaway is not affiliated or endorsed by Instagram. No giveaway accounts, please. Thank you!



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I wish that I was this fast in real life! 💃🏼 (4x my normal speed) #cardsoncards #theblondescribe

I was lazy & left my mint palette out to dry last night 🙄 I reconstituted it with a little less water than usual to get this beautiful emerald/minty green 💚
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And of course I had to letter a #superbasic quote to go with it, but YOU are all gems to me! Seriously though, I think the lettering community has some of the kindest people I've ever met! Thank you for all your support!! 😍
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Do you know your tools?
Of all the brushes we've tried, the @penteluk Aquash Water Brush is still a favourite. Perhaps it's a case of familiarity where we now know how the synthetic tip snaps back into a point, or when it fans out at an an angle.
We've found that this brush creates beautiful hairlines, allowing you to produce a distinct contrast of thick and thin strokes. Quite the style we tend to go for.
So take time to understand what you're working with. Whilst we keep an open mind to create art, likewise do so when working with your tools.
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How does a calligrapher get hitched? Handwritten invitations duh. No one could read the invites, so no one turned up.

So you've done calligraphy & lettering projects for friends & family & maybe even a few non-related clients {word of mouth, it works!} and you're starting to think you could potentially turn your hobby into a side-gig. But when potential new clients reach out & ask to see your work, you scramble to find some images or samples to share, even if they aren't your favorite representation of your work. Sound familiar? Wouldn't it be wonderful if you had a portfolio ready to share?
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No matter where you fall on the hobby, side hustle, should-I-make-the-jump, small biz owner spectrum, it's always a good idea to have your portfolio up to date & ready to accurately represent the beautiful work you are creating! And you're in luck - Ashley from Modern Calligraphy Summit is hosting a FREE portfolio challenge over the next few weeks! Do yourself a favor and sign up now via the link in my profile...you'll thank yourself when you receive your next inquiry & are prepped with your very best work at your fingertips! And be sure to tag your calligrabesties below so they don't miss out! {white ink via LHC shop | envelope calligraphy @lhcalligraphy}

FINALLY displaying some of the beautiful lettering / art I've had the privilege of receiving 😍 Still not finished by any means, but this plain Jane wall in our office / Honey's bedroom is looking a little more lively now! (Swipe 👉🏻)

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Here's an inexpensive way to practice and learn some brush lettering. I picked these Crayola Markers for 0.97 at Walmart, back to school special. 🤗
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Super late for today's #happyletteringchallenge D-27's word "Beyond". Super busy at work, running around and facing my pc half day long 😂 To the extent that I had to letter this while I was waiting for my lunch to be served. Wuhuhuuu! When I see today's word, I'll automatically think of this band from Hong Kong named "Beyond". Their songs are really nice and super nice to sing to in karaoke. Here's a tribute to them 🎤 .
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regram @owlandquill
GIVEAWAY ALERT! head off the her IG profile and discover the beautiful account!!! Congratulations Pui Yee!!😍 #owlandquill10kgiveaway
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Part 2 of last night's testing of gouache on Strathmore 400 drawing paper. The Royal Talens white gouache shows up kind of ok on this paper, but obviously, I still have a long way to go. I feel like this quote is referencing a moral/ethical debate, but no idea what it is; if anyone has the answer, then do leave it in the comments? 🙂 (quote is from the book "Johannes Cabal The Detective" by Jonathan L. Howard, part of one of the best fantasy series I've read in a while)
#practice #postyourpractice #gettingthere #calligraphy #calligraphysg #sgcalligraphy
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From last night's ink + paper testing. Somehow over the past few months I acquired a pad of Strathmore 400 drawing paper of "assorted tints" (although "tints" seems like an understatement given how intense these colours are); now trying to figure out what colour ink stands out on these papers - a process that largely involves mixing up numerous different batches of gouache and trying them all out until I find that perfect combination of colours. The one used here is Daler-Rowney white gouache and it's still not quite there yet 🙁 obviously I still need way more practice to be any kind of good at this stuff (as well as more practice for inter-word spacing). .

Given that I have to do a lot of research for my normal work, this quote struck a chord with me; there's definitely a distinct sensation felt when discovering a piece of information or a viewpoint that's unfamiliar in any way. I wouldn't go so far as to classify it as a 'delight' the way Asimov does (that's a bit too optimistic for me); the closest analogy I could make is that of the view through a kaleidoscope changing, either gradually or suddenly as the kaleidoscope is gently turned, or in some cases violently wrenched to the side. And although it may settle back into a similar pattern again, it will never be quite the same as before... (Perhaps it's because I saw their gig this past weekend and so their music is still fresh in my mind, but I think the song "Manifest" by In Each Hand A Cutlass is a pretty good musical representation of the "kaleidoscope violently wrenched to the side" spectrum of the analogy I attempted to make earlier. As the track builds up, one can feel the emergence of something beyond what could have been comprehended previously, something bigger and more immense than oneself... All of a sudden, the universe as it has been contained within your understanding has opened up at dizzying rates, enough to render you speechless and gasping for breath, even as you realize that there's still more, that this is nowhere near the end, that it's all barely started...) #practice #postyourpractice #gettingthere #calligraphy #calligraphysg #sgcalligraphy
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Reach for the stars 🙌
This post is a little hint to an announcement I'm posting tomorrow! Stay tuned ;))
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[EDIT] yeah it's commissions (since SOMEONE couldn't stop themselves from commenting)(lol JK) just pretend you didn't know when I post it tomorrow ;;););));)
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