Los Angeles Calligraphy Class_April designlovefest with gold
When your photographer friend, Amanda, travels with you to LA and you teach in the most beautiful space ever, it makes for some very nice images (especially when shot in film)! I had the hardest time narrowing them down, but after toiling over them here are the highlights from my most recent classes in LA with designlovefest. It was a marathon of workshops – four classes in two days. The first class was an advanced class in gold – a first for me – followed by three beginner courses in color. Thank you to all of the wonderful women who attended and to the designlovefest team for being such wonderful hosts!

designlovefest_april calligraphy workshops

designlovefest_brunch spread for calligraphy workshop

designlovefest_mimosas in april

designlovefest_workshop decor

designlovefest_uppercase calligraphy class in gold

designlovefest_calligraphy class in gold with lauren essl
Uppercase students used Dr. Ph. Martin’s Copperplate Gold during class. (My favorite gold ink).

designlovefest_blue eye brown eye calligraphy workshops 1

designlovefest_mimosa up close

designlovefest_blue eye brown eye calligraphy workshop in la

designlovefest_calligraphy class workshop with lauren essl

desinglovefest_calligraphy class in color

Beginners mixed Winsor & Newton gouache in: Opera Pink, Opera Rose, and Cobalt Turquoise Light (my personal faves).

designlovefest_mixing gouache at lauren essl calligraphy class

designlovefest_teal gouache mixing lauren essl

designlovefest_calligraphy class in color with blue eye brown eye

designlovefest_calligraphy classes with blue eye brown eye film

designlovefest_blue eye brown eye calligraphy class in color

designlovefest_dipping ink in gouache

All images by Amanda Marie Portraits. Check her out.

Brooklyn in June

Blue Eye Brown Eye_Calligraphy Classes_with Calligraphy

I’m very excited to announce that I’ll be returning to Brooklyn in June to teach workshops in partnership with my friend, Erin, of Knot & Bow. The last trip was such a fun experience, I’m thrilled to come back!

Beginner Calligraphy Courses will be on Friday, June 13 from 6-9 pm and Saturday, June 14 from 11-1. I’ll also be teaching an Uppercase course from 2:30-5:30. If you take my beginner course on Friday night or Saturday morning, you will have all of the skills you need to take Uppercase, in case that interests you. I hope to see some of my past students there, as well!

Classes include all of your supplies, plus a wonderful spread of treats and beverages from Knot & Bow. To see images from my previous Brooklyn class, click here!

Would love to see you! Registration is now open.

Blue Eye Brown Eye_Calligraphy Class Supplies

Blue Eye Brown Eye_Knot and Bow Studio in Brooklyn

Images by Amanda Marie Portraits


Join me on April 22 for Blue Eye Brown Eye’s first calligraphy happy hour! Space is limited to 10 people, and it is for my former students only, please. From 6:00 – 7:30 pm we’ll letter, socialize, and unwind. I’ll provide wine and snacks for you to enjoy while you’re there, and you’ll bring your supplies along with you. In addition, I’ll be available to help you with any problems you’ve encountered while practicing, answer questions, etc. There will be no formal curriculum, and you can come and go as you please. I’ll have nibs available for you to purchase in case you need some new ones, too!

For a limited time, enjoy 15% off your ticket spot with code BEBEHAPPYHOUR. Register here.

Hope to see y’all there!

Image by Amanda Marie Portraits

Gold is Good

Blue Eye Brown Eye_Gold Ink

Hands down, gold is the most requested ink color these days. She is the “it” girl. It is good to be gold.

I wanted to share with you my favorite gold ink – Dr. Ph. Martin’s Copperplate Gold. It is so fluid, so pretty, and dries lighting fast. It is just pretty wonderful.

Blue Eye Brown Eye_Gold is Good

Something to note about metallics – as you use them, the pretty pigment tends to sink to the bottom rather quickly. You’ll want to constantly give your ink a little stir or shake as you work with it to keep the color consistent. If you’re new to calligraphy, I recommend getting yourself a bottle of gold ink. It will reinvigorate your practicing regimen and make you happy!

Images by Amanda Marie Portraits

Blue Eye Brown Eye_Cute Tape Giveaway Winner

Wow! Thank you to everyone that entered the cutetape.com giveaway! I love your enthusiasm for washi tape. You’re my kind of people.

Now, for the winner: KERRI DOVALE!

Kerri, shoot me an email and I’ll get you all set up for your $50 spending spree!

P.S. The amazing tipsy and fresh print is by Read Between the Lines.