Brenda Walton

Growing up in a family of artists and musicians in Northern California, Brenda Walton developed a passion for creative expression at an early age. She learned to paint, sew, and embroider from her New Zealand-born mother, and soon became enchanted by the transformative process of making things by hand. After earning a master’s degree in…

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Lori Vliegen

Lori Vliegen works and plays in a happy art place called Elvie Studio. She discovered a true passion for letterforms as a child when her Mom taught her how to write her name using a crayon. Since then, she’s spent many years studying and playing with the alphabet. Currently, she is combining her love of…

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Anna Chiara Valentini

Anna Chiara Valentini was born in Paris and moved to Rome, where she studied and trained as an architect. She discovered, by chance, quilling art, a simple technique that involves the placement of carefully cut and bent strips of paper to make three-dimensional paper artworks. Passionate about calligraphy and lettering she decided to reinterpret the…

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Joanne Sharpe

Joanne Sharpe is an energetic, whimsical artist dedicated to empowering women to embrace their own creativity through online classes and traveling workshops that explore watercolor painting, art journaling, and hand lettering, as well as mixed media and textile art. She is the author of the best-selling title The Art of Whimsical Lettering (Interweave 2014), named…

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Issue 14 – Whimsical Lettering

Whimsical lettering conveys joy, spontaneity, and liveliness… perfect for happy mail, humorous quotes, and cheerful gifts. If you want to develop a casual, modern style that doesn’t follow formal calligraphy exemplars, this issue will inspire you to cut loose and play with your letters. Meet our Cover Artist – Crystal Kluge She was a modern…

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Karla Hamilton

Karla Hamilton has been involved with art and design since she could hold a pen and brush. She believes that the art of the scribe (which she considers the oldest profession) has given man the ability to use imagination to inspire, to take on exciting adventures and bring us closer to God. Known and unknown…

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Mike Gold

Mike Gold worked as a commercial lettering designer for over 30 years, mostly in the social expressions business. But his real passion is exploring the corridors of calligraphy that have been less traveled, the path where words and letters are design elements with which to play with line, shape and form, where creating a visual…

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Marie Coleman-Johns

Marie Coleman-Johns is an aspiring calligrapher to the Real Housewives. She is also the owner of Maiden September, a modern calligraphy studio in Delaware, and the creator of the Calligrapher’s Rate Book Template.Marie works with couples, brands, and local businesses to transform their most special words into works of art through signage, engraving, and window…

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