Seven years ago today, Paperfinger launched online. It’s been a joy and a wild ride most every day.
These edge notebooks from HAY are simple and superb. Gold edged pages are all a solid color. I personalized these for some special folks last month, writing names in white with splattered ink.
My newest class for Skillshare, Pen and Ink Calligraphy: The Art of the Envelope, is live and I’m really excited about it. Covers all the steps for envelope addressing, from inks and how to mix and match colors, choosing papers, technique and logistics, plus considerations for working with clients.
I’m so happy to be joining up with Jen Huang and Poppies & Posies for this three-day workshop series in April. It will be a beautiful setting in Santa Barbara and a great opportunity for folks to settle in to learn and practice photography, event design and calligraphy.
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On September 4th, we brought this sweet gal Simone into the world. Needless to say, it has interrupted my blog routine for the month (and maybe every other routine as well) but I’ll gradually return to the daily post in October. Best disruption ever, but I look forward to returning to the ‘buds!
I had a chance to speak with the editorial team of The Knot to help brides-to-be with their calligraphy questions and make some suggestions for those who want to try their own hand at wedding calligraphy.
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My dear pal Angie Smith is a wonderful photographer — she came to see the Paperfinger studio last week and shot this scene of me working. There is about 8 months of baby bump hiding in the shadows under my desk. I’m still working away for another few weeks…and what a treat to have a treasured friend come visit.
The full three-part series is now live on Skillshare and it’s been really exciting to see the good feedback and projects that students are posting.
The third course in the series is Calligraphy III: Experimenting with Layouts, Surfaces, and Digitization and covers approaches and techniques for applying calligraphy to a wide range of projects.
I had the pleasure of creating custom hand-lettered baby announcements for sweet Madeleine, born this April. Beautifully printed by Nightingale Handmade.
Calligraphy I: Writing in Classic Modern Script is a one-hour course, broken into 16 short video lessons, four project steps with a whole collection of worksheets and handy resources I created to help with your practice. The final project is to write a meaningful name, quotation, or passage in a simple calligraphy script. This enjoyable project is a perfect way to spend time with words you love, grow your calligraphy skills, and practice making artistic decisions in pursuit of beautiful handwriting.
Skillshare says: “Transform your handwriting into beautiful script in this one-hour class with Brooklyn calligrapher Bryn Chernoff. Always welcoming and encouraging, she covers all the details aspiring calligraphers need to get started. From materials and setting up a workspace to basic shapes, line widths, movement, and connecting individual letters, this class is a comprehensive and thoroughly enjoyable guide. Plus, with 7 Skillshare-exclusive practice pages, a guide for straight lines, and countless inspiration photos, there’s no clearer introduction to the world of nibs, ink, and beautiful writing.
Coming Soon: Two more one-hour, project-based classes from Bryn Chernoff on the art of beautiful handwriting! Watch for Calligraphy II: Diversify Your Script Styles and Calligraphy III: Experiment with Layouts, Surfaces, and Digitization.”
Sign up via this referral link so that Skillshare knows I sent you and enjoy a one-month free trial membership! I’ll let you know when the next two courses are released.
** I’ve also created two special supply kits that are now available from my favorite supply source, John Neal Bookseller. There’s a perfect starter kit with all the basics for $20.99 or a more complete collection of inks, papers and supplies for $57.99. Both kits come at a discount for you when you buy those supplies all together. Exclusively for Paperfinger friends! Shop the supplies here.