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Jul 5, 2021

In this episode, we talk about:

  • how to learn a new script
  • why keeping a Beginner's Mindset is the key to learning
  • tips for beginners
  • challenges faced by advanced calligraphers

Recommended in this episode: Turning Pro by Steven Pressfield

Jun 21, 2021

Nina is a calligraphy teacher and artist renowned for her Live sessions on Instagram and her incredible attention to detail.

In this heartfelt chat, we talk about:

  • The journey of a calligrapher- from apprentice to master
  • Why basics matter
  • What it means to 'Pay it Forward'
  • The relationship between a Mentor and...

Jun 7, 2021

One of the biggest streams of income for calligraphers is wedding envelope jobs.

In this episode we talk about:

  • how to set up a job,
  • what to charge (yes! We talk real numbers!),
  • tools of the trade
  • and more!

Your homework—time yourself! How long does it take you to write an envelope in calligraphy? Tell us your time...

May 10, 2021

  • Do wine, beer or beetles go into inks?
  • Why do metallic inks need to be stirred frequently?
  • Is Iron Gall ink actually bad for your nibs?
  • Are chemical reactions part of ink-making?
  • What kind of ink should we use if we want to create something for our great-great-great-great-great-grandkids?

We bring Mr. Fox of Fox &...

Apr 26, 2021

In this episode:

  • How you can OWN your calligraphy journey
  • What makes calligraphy worth pursuing
  • How you can determine if calligraphy will become your career
  • If being a calligrapher means being the best
  • How to deal with judgment

Plus, Christen asks a bold question and Ajab shares her vulnerabilities.