Updated: May 26
I have boxes and boxes of calligraphy tools but, like any art, there’s always more things to learn! Today, I’m sharing what calligraphy tools are on my wishlist.
A Lightbox is one of those multi-use calligraphy tools that I’ve almost bought a million times – I need to just do it already! It’s great for tracing an original design and then adding additional details, tracing a calligraphy exemplar to learn a new style or even writing addresses if you’re using a lighter colored envelope.
Honestly, I’m not the kind of person who buys or really wants new technology. 🤷🏼♀️ #badmillennial My iPhone is an SE (It’s dying the typical second year slow death already and I’m ready for a fully functional phone 🙄) and my iPad…well, it’s old. I don’t even know how old – maybe 5 years? My Mom gave it to me when she upgraded to a new one and 🤷🏼♀️ it still works! I will admit that the iPad Pro is super tempting with it’s ability to write on the screen and save you the hassle of digitizing written calligraphy. The price tag is a bit of a shock but I’d still love to try it out! Bonus: this one is gold 😍 SOLD.
Looking down at my laptop all day cannot be good for my neck and already awful posture. I’ve been debating between a laptop stand and a monitor and think I’m going to go with a stand since we will be moving next Spring. That way I can get a monitor that fits my workspace for the long-term. I’m planning on purchasing a laptop stand like this one and also throwing in an Apple Magic Trackpad and Apple Magic Keyboard.
I would love, love, love to be able to add original watercolor designs to my custom invitation designs. I’ve made it a point to toy around with watercolor more on my own but…I need a little help! 🙈
Laura Hooper is one of the most talented, established calligraphers out there. I’ve had the opportunity to take several of her online courses and have learned so very much from her – and I’m sure I’d learn even more from this book!