Getting into Halloween spirit with some brushlettering ๐Ÿ‘ป Photo by me, taken in Joshua Tree Natโ€™l Park.


Finally catching up with some TV-watching after a busy summer - started watching HBOโ€™s True Detective. So intense. Some great lines in that one too.


Catching up on much-needed Spencerian practice with a little letter writing. ๐Ÿ“


Now that the UPPERCASE Calligraphy & Lettering issue is out, hereโ€™s what I sent in for my โ€œcalligraphy audition.โ€ ๐Ÿ˜Š Issue 23 is fabulous! Use code โ€œletterloveโ€ to get $15 off a yearly subscription. ๐Ÿ’›


From โ€œFarewell Transmissionโ€ by Jason Molina. Thinking of a friend who recently lost someone. ๐ŸŒฟ

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Anonymous Asked
QuestionHi! I would really like to try calligraphy but I have no idea where to start. Do you have any suggestions as to what a beginner should buy or what websites could give me some direction? PS I love your blog <3 Answer

Hi Anon! Thanks for the kind words!

This blog postย from a while back may help - if you have more questions after reading it, let me know.

Happy lettering,


No matter where I go, my heart will always belong to my home state of California. ๐Ÿ’›


Last but not least - today’s 365 days of lettering. I took it on the hike with me so it got a little wrinkled. ๐Ÿ‚ I had an incredible 3 days in the California Sierra Mountains - going home tomorrow. Thanks for letting me share my road trip photos with you ๐Ÿ˜Š
#California #Sierra #leaves #fall #roadtrip #IHeartCalifornia #lettering #project365 287/365

Good morning from Mammoth Lakes! It’s a brisk 45F and the air is crisp and clear. I’m ready to start my day! โ˜€๏ธ #lettering #brushpen #GoodMorning #fall #California 286/365

Some vacation lettering inspired by Weezer. ๐Ÿ˜ 285/365

Nowhere near as nice but inspired by Seb Lesterโ€™s shopping list for the cover of UPPERCASE No. 23, hereโ€™s part of my packing list. ๐Ÿšฃ๐ŸŽฃ๐Ÿ—ป


What better way to test out a steampunk holder than a quote from Jules Verne? โŒš๏ธโœจ Holder is hand-carved by @imheebs ๐Ÿ‘


Iโ€™ve been listening to Songs:Ohia. ๐Ÿ’”


Iโ€™m still giddy over last nightโ€™s fantastic Belle and Sebastian show. If I can have a cup of tea with anyone, itโ€™d definitely be Stuart Murdoch. Iโ€™d take out my mid-century modern Eva Zeisel tea set too. ๐Ÿ˜‰


Every time I pick up the first custom made penholder I ever got (from Brian @uniqueobliques, ofc), it makes me feel like a character from Harry Potter. โœจ

A sweet friend of mine is going through a rough time and all I want to do is conjure up the Patronus Charm to help her make all the bad stuff go away. But alas Iโ€™m just a muggle, so I can only think good thoughts and send all the positive thoughts her way. ๐Ÿ˜Œ๐Ÿ’ญ