A farewell letter by Su Shi ( 1037-1101 ) , the greatest poet, calligrapher and painter in the Northern Song Dynasty. Su Shi's running script enjoys great reputation for the variation in the thickness of lines and spacial design of the character structures, especially the plump but gracious strokes. This nine-character letter was bought by Liu Yiqian from China for 8.229 million dollars at Sotheby’s in New York in 2013.
Gold-gilded florals, inspired by Moghul-era Indian architecture, and classic navy and white tones for J+N who are celebrating the start of their marriage today. 💙
J+N | 11.17.18
With the ever so lovely @jessiedreamgroup
Enjoyed a delightful brunch at Basic Kitchen in downtown Charleston this morning. Who needs dairy when they offer this wonderful option! Now, headed to my studio to knock out some calligraphy. Hope your having an amazing Saturday! #theeverydaycourier
I have a bad habit of continuously following people on social media that don’t make me feel very good about myself.... yet I still hesitate to unfollow them from the fear that I’ll hurt their feelings. How does that make sense? I feel bad and then I feel bad for making them feel bad??? This is has clearly been hard for me, but I’ve been trying to be proactive about doing more things for me. (Including unfollowing people that I don’t feel benefit my mental health)!!! Self care is not selfish. You are not selfish.
@dannythinks here bringing you some brand development on your Saturday. One of the things our team is passionate about is building brands. We take the time to dissect and design a brand deck that encompasses the culture, look, feel, and personality for brands. This is the the deck at its earliest stages. This week we focused on colors, font, and a BPS (brand positioning statement). So far, this is what we have. Drop some comments below with some thoughts and/or questions. We are an open book. This brand is all about testing and growing both personally and professionally! Check it! #branding101
Cozy in the studio today, wearing PJ's, listening to Otis Redding, vanilla pine candle burning, and writing the envelopes for Christmas cards for loved ones. Behind every small business there is an army of people providing support. Make sure to show those people gratitude - one of my favourite ways to do so is with annual Christmas cards. ☃️✨ Happy Saturday all!!
Teaching a course on watercolour calligraphy has been on my list for-freaking-ever.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Here's the thing, just because you know how to do something, doesn't mean you can teach it to others. People all learn differently and even after teaching 500+ people brush calligraphy, I'm still discovering new ways to phrase concepts so everyone understands what to do. So that’s where the fear of teaching something new comes... I don’t know what will resonate yet.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
As a teacher, it's so important to me not just to tell people what to do but also why. To really understand a skill, people need context and it would be my worst nightmare to be the kind of teacher that goes: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
1. Draw some circles⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
After finishing my first class, I don’t know why I put it off for so long. Almost everyone was a returning student and they all left so excited to have a new skill and new tools to play with. So thank you to all these beauties who joined me this week and added each other all on ig, you all leveled up big time and I’m a super proud teacher 👩🏻🏫 #learningviacalligraphy