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Issue 19 – Artful Journaling

Artful Journaling features calligraphers and hand lettering artists who design creative journals and sketchbooks to record their travels, favorite quotes, musings and ideas for fun, mental health, and spiritual well-being. Meet Our Cover Artist – Janet TakahashiJanet Takahashi’s creative pursuits include artful journaling, travel sketching, signage design, fine hand calligraphy, and gilding interior spaces. Her illustrations have a relaxed, whimsical flair, drawing you in to enjoy the details as you read her hand-lettered musings and experience the ambiance of the places portrayed in her illustrations. Memory Journal Pages – Lindsey BugbeeFrom sketchbook pages that commemorate significant days to personalized baby…

The best of the best

Meet our expert contributors

Megan Wells

Megan Wells is an artist, author and art instructor living in South Florida. She founded her company, Makewells, in 2012, and since then has written four instructional books including Creative Bible Journaling: Artistic Tips and Techniques to Express Your Faith and created 17 online courses. Megan has worked with major companies such as Harper Collins,…

Christen Turney

Christen Allocco Turney was hooked on calligraphy from the moment the tines of her pointed pen nib split, and has never looked back. Christen is an amateur baker, winter enthusiast and Jersey girl at heart. She lives in southeastern Virginia with her husband and their sweet pit bull, Niko. She is a member of the…

Janet Takahashi

Janet Takahashi is a freelance artist specializing in calligraphy, illustration, bookbinding, sign painting, and gilding. A zoologist and self-taught illustrator, she is an avid journal keeper and illustrator for books and magazines (including Romantic Homes and the Los Angeles Times). She has taught calligraphy at Santa Monica College and sign graphics at LA Trade Tech…

Wendy Solganik

Wendy Solganik, aka Willa Wanders, is a lifelong artist and crafter, currently working in handmade books, mixed media art, collage, hand lettering and watercolor. From production wheel pottery to scrapbooking to knitting and so many more passions, Wendy always dives deep to master a craft. After a fifteen year stint as the co-owner of Luscious…

Shelley Prior

Shelley Prior is a full-time award-winning watercolor artist and art instructor, living in Burlington, Ontario where she was born and raised. She is married with two grown daughters who are also very artistic. Her painting style has evolved into a highly realistic style covering a variety of subjects which may include birds and wildlife, nature,…

Newsha Nami

Newsha Nami is a passionate collector of fountain pens and inks with over 415 bottles of ink in her collection. She enjoys improving her penmanship, hand lettering, and modern calligraphy through daily play with her pens. Newsha reviews fountain pens and inks on her informative and entertaining YouTube channel FerociousNPrettyPens, and her cats Inky and…

Lucia Leyfield

Lucia Leyfield works as an artist, letterer and teacher and has found her own visual language through creating illustrated journals and artist books. She is known for her relaxed and creative approach to drawing which has been described as ‘quietly joyful… a nostalgic, moving and profound treasure chest of creativity and inspiration.’Her journals and sketchbooks…

Andrea Joseph

Andrea Joseph is an artist and illustrator from South Wales now living and drawing in High Peak. Her work focuses on every day subject matter, making the mundane memorable. A book illustrator by trade, she has worked in numerous children’s books, cookery books and other publications. In 2013 she had a book, Andrea’s Book, published…

Joanne Fink

Joanne Fink is an award-winning designer, inspirational speaker and best-selling author with more than one million books in print. In 2009 she founded Zenspirations®, which is a combination of her personal spiritual philosophy and unique patterned drawing style. Zenspirations enables people to find their own voice and sets them on the path for soul/spiritual growth.A…

Jennifer Bates

Jennifer Bates has been a full-time content creator for her brand, Sea Lemon since 2014. Sea Lemon started as a side project in 2008 to make and sell handmade goods on Etsy. In 2012, She started uploading YouTube videos and Sea Lemon evolved into a channel dedicated to DIY, art and craft tutorials—with a growing…

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About Maureen Vickery

I’m Maureen Vickery, a professional calligrapher and the publisher and editor of Calligraphy Crush. I’ve formed life-long friendships with teachers and fellow students I’ve met at calligraphy workshops and conferences, guild meetings, and on social media. I love our calligraphy community! Many of these amazing artists have generously offered their insight and expertise to Calligraphy Crush readers.

I want you to get to know these mah-velous calligraphers plus many more who are also passionate about sharing their knowledge with fellow creatives.

Maureen Vickery