Another lunch time doodle. My Pandora station seems to really like this song, so it’s been stuck in my head. πŸ’”

And now listening to one of the great ladies of jazz, Miss Billie Holiday. 🎢😍🎢

114/365.

"If man was five… then the Devil is six…" πŸ’ πŸ‘‰ πŸ™

Listening to @theactualpixies and getting ready to tackle the next calligraphy gig. πŸ’ͺ

113/365.Β 

Inspired by my friend Sarah and her family. πŸ’• #calligraphy #pointedpen #copperplate

Earth Day lunchtime doodle. πŸŒŽπŸ’• 112/365.

That time of the year when mild-mannered husbands/wives yell at TV screens. πŸ˜‚

111/365.

Sunday Spencerian practice. It takes a while to switch gears in my head… and sometimes when I’m writing calligraphy, I forget to breathe. 😳 

There is Thunder in Our Hearts - inspired by “Running Up That Hill” by Kate Bush.

110/365.

jetpens:

Read our latest blog post on how to pick a brush pen for calligraphy! (Complete with video demos!)

Listening to Alexi Murdoch. πŸ’•

109/365.

Now that @pixarina13 posted a pic, I will share a little too - pink & brown cards & envelopes announcing “Baby Whats-her-name” for family members who do not have access to social media. To be opened right after she’s born! Such a sweet idea! πŸ‘ΆπŸ’• 108/365. #calligraphy #pointedpen #baby #announcement #project365

amirite? πŸ˜‰ #KeepCursiveAlive @calligritype @goodtype

107/365

It’s true! Writing cursive helps with visualization and brain-hand-eye coordination which is so important in the formative years. #KeepCursiveAlive @goodtype @calligritype

106/365

Why should teaching cursive in schools be mandatory? Because cursive is your link to history. #KeepCursiveAlive. @goodtype @calligritype

lovegoodtype:

Now, over 40 states in the U.S. do not require public schools to teach cursive reading or writing. We think that’s sad. In response, @Calligritype and @Goodtype are hosting a #KeepCursiveAlive IG contest with some insane prizes.

In 10 words or less and in your best cursive handwriting, tell us why teaching cursive in schools should be mandatory. Or give us a relevant quote.

This is a week long contest. To enter, your submission:
1. Must be handwritten cursive
2. Must be a new submission (no back tags)
3. Must be 10 words or less
4. Must be tagged #KeepCursiveAlive @goodtype @calligritype

One runner-up will receive a β€œFollow Your Bliss” limited edition and signed print and sticker by Scott Biersack of @YouBringFire.
The first place winner will receive the grand prize of a hand painted saw by @ZacharySmithh of @KnowWhereCo. This saw alone is valued at $349.

Pencil, pen, brushpen, fountain pen, microns, markers etc. are all accepted. You may vectorize your final submission, but it is not required. Video submissions also accepted. Multiple submissions are welcome.

Contest ends Tuesday, April 22nd at 11a.m. CST.

Tag your friends to join in on the fun!