i’ve been using my brush so much this month - feeling nervously out of practice with my pointed pen!! made myself do some drills and penned some Christmas carol lyrics in a desperate attempt to revive my muscle memory for my beloved pen in between projects 😭
Throwback to writing for the American Express Gala Dinner last Thursday and Friday. It was quite last minute that I was engaged and I had to write all 320 books in a span of 2 days, and I wasn't allowed to bring them home to continue writing. Thanks @letteringinphosphenes for helping to come and write some for me and saved my ass because I overestimated myself and was really stressed out by it 😂
/💧/ W A T E R
暫時未能像水一樣游刃有餘，就先寫be like water 吧。如水一般，柔軟而又剛強，充滿變化，能適應萬物的形狀，水又是隨屈就伸，但卻不向困難屈服。
Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend. —Bruce Lee
1 202 hours ago
Another lovely day sitting in the window, making art at Hanro NYC. 💕❤️
1 283 hours ago
I’ve never written on acrylic with pointed pen before and now I don’t ever want to stop. These are beautiful and I love the way the white looks on this red 😍
Also watching @elisaannecalligraphy ‘s YouTube video on how to prep acrylic was soo incredibly helpful and I recommend you look it up if you are new at this like me 😊👌🏻
So much Christmas goodness around here this week!! The day began with an early morning family photo shoot for Christmas cards, followed by a celebration breakfast at Krispy Kreme. (Celebrating that we actually took a family photo AND are sending Christmas cards. This doesn’t happen very much.).
Then after a day of card-creating and ordering, list-making and address-gathering, I had some fun with my little stamp machine. Completely obsessed.
Having to make myself stop and get back to studying. (Bc the official start of my day was at 4am with my gen chem review. I’m still doing this y’all...).
Have a few more projects in the works. Can’t wait to share them soon!!
4 254 hours ago
It's always fun to see my Instagram #topnine each year! I'm a little confused about the pic on the lower left, because that's the work of (now retired) Chief White House Calligrapher Pat Blair! Thanks for the compliment, IG!
The combination of interesting developments in the Mueller investigation and another hot Friday night of binge watching Parks and Rec inspired me to once again revisit #calligraphtheconstitution. Here’s the sixth amendment, aka the right to a fair trial. I felt a wee bit rusty with the pointed pen, but yayyyyyy, civics!
3 375 hours ago
How do you say 'Peace' in your language??
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I’m so grateful for sweet friends like @luckyblogs who support my work. A special snowflake for a special lady. ❄️
2 457 hours ago
Heidi doing what she does...creating a little magic! So grateful for this talented lady!! 😘😘 @whiteloftstudio
Shooting all sorts of loveliness with @paperweightink today 🖤 ....makes me want to throw a party 🍸
Looking at some of my past favorite suites for inspiration as I continue to prep for the coming wedding season and work on some early bird spring weddings I've already started on! Anybody else absolutely love time to prep for upcoming chaos??
1 2310 hours ago
Merry and Bright greetings to all! Love love love writing my Christmas cards! It’s not really Christmas till they’re done!
Hi. 👋 I’m the very real person behind this account and sometimes I wish I could reach out through these little squares and connect with you all as my true, flawed little self. So here are some real things about me: (If you’re just here for the shiny calligraphy, enjoy the video and skip the caption 😉)
1️⃣My name is Shinah and my parents immigrated here from Korea. I used to reject my Korean heritage and now I wish I knew more about it and, above all, I wish I was better at the language so I could really talk to my parents
2️⃣I thought I was fat and ugly for the longest time. I’ve had to unravel a LOT of unhealthy dieting and exercise patterns and I still feel the most comfortable sitting with a pillow over my stomach to hide it. But I’m really learning how to love myself better. Slowly.
3️⃣I used to think I wasn’t a creative person. I thought I was only good at the left-brained stuff like SAT tests and being a corporate lawyer. The first time someone called me an “artist”, I straight up cringed. But now, I think that creativity lives in everyone. It just has different ways of coming out 😊
4️⃣I’m a people-pleaser. I crave other people’s approval, and sometimes that runs my life. But that’s ok - I can un-learn those habits slowly and, in the meantime, use them to help me instead of hurt me.
5️⃣I worry. A LOT. My brain is always thinking about what could go wrong and it never shuts the fuck up. You know what helps with that? Just taking action. Today, I woke up and felt paralyzed by my to-do list. So I just started small: I made the bed, I got dressed, I ate breakfast and eventually, I sat down at my computer and tackled some things. It all seems to turn out ok as long as I give myself grace and don’t force things too hard. 💕
So that was a long-ass truth dump for a Monday morning. 😅 If you got through it all, maybe there were some things that made you say “huh... me too”? If there was... that connects us. Cause behind all the pretty squares, we’re all just humans trying our best. So that means that, if I can do it, you can too, my friend!! 🙌
STOP SCROLLING FOR A SECOND! ✋
You with me? Close your eyes, put your hand on your heart and take three slow, deep breaths 😌
Someone told me to do this once and I was amazed at how I instantly felt a little more calm and light. So screw that sitting-on-a-cushion-for-20-minutes meditation business... I can never stick to it. Lately, I’ve just been taking tiny little moments to stop and notice and just BE. Like when I’m doing the dishes or walking the dogs. 💕
If you have any other little tricks for slowing down throughout the day, lemme know in the comments ok?🙌