The first business I ever had was as a calligrapher when I was 14 years old. I put flyers and my business card in neighbors mailboxes and would address envelopes and certificates for anyone who wanted it. So, there's always been a soft spot in my heart for calligraphy and any exploration of hand-written type. I love this series of sketches and explorations from a calligraphy class in Brazil. And this one (shown) is especially lovely.
how perfect! the lettering is beautifully done and the message is romantic and maybe a little bit sad.
something about red + pink always catches my eye.
wow, what a wonderful first job!
Really beautiful, but not as beautiful and sad as the song (I’ll find a way) from Rachel Yamagata (one of my favorite singer and song…a voice that moves you). You should listen to it!
I love hand lettering! This is so romantic and pretty, I wish I had the talent to be a calligrapher…
How beautiful! You should totally so the calligraphy thing again! I am sure so many people would benefit from your talent. 🙂
hahaha! that’s so me too. when i was around the same age my summers were spent hand drawing letters and type.. and when i discovered calligraphy in middle school i became the girl that did certificates too! i’m so glad to see calligraphy is still here and strong. thank you for reminding me, i think i might pick up my pens again.
Thank you! That’s a lovely post for my sketch.
The set in flickr is mainly for my type related work (type, lettering, calligraphy)- made during calligraphy workshops, my MA, at home, or wherever.
that’s so cool joy. nice to get a peek into your childhood to find out that you always had an entrepreneurial spirit!
This is beautiful! And I love the phrase.
This is gorgeous! I love what you’re doing here at your blog- some truly beautiful finds!
So beautiful and a haunting message.
Lovely blog you have.
wow! you’ve been into business since you were 14?? now, that’s really inspiring:)
I have the worst handwriting. I have typed letters to my grandmother because I am too ashamed of my scratchy penmanship in contrast to her beautiful lettering. I loved looking at the post because I can truly appreciate beautiful penmanship. Lovely post.
So pretty. I keep finding that a lot of designers I fall in love with are from Brazil. They obviously have amazing art + design schools!
that is such a cool job for a 14 year old!