Thanks for stopping by! And a huge thank you to all the lovely people who subscribed to the site before the launch. The giveaway winner is announced below. I’m excited to start sharing more of the world of brush lettering with you.
My name is Rim Jawad and I’m 27 years old (not the most important piece of information I guess but I do get questions about my age), I live in Stockholm Sweden. I am currently doing research on tumor biology and on my free time I hoard brush pens and create lettering and calligraphy.
In 2015 I found Instagram accounts devoted to calligraphy and lettering and I fell in love with the art. I never tried it for myself until I was gifted a big set of brush pens and lettering supplies (apparently I had been talking about the Tombow Dual Brush pens that I’d seen many use on Instagram one to many times!). So by September 2015 I started learning how to use the pens and found new friends in the lettering community all over the world.
My promise to you
With creating this blog I wanted to help you get started with brush lettering. I will share some of the things I’ve found helpful along the way and little tips and tricks to improve the learning process. Every Sunday I’ll share a new blog post answering your questions and teaching you what you need to know.
Everything from how to hold the brush pen to creating wreaths to embellish your lettering.
Our Giveaway winner is…
by random selection; Andrea Knesek! Congratulations, I’ve sent you an e-mail with the information we need to start packing up and sending you your brush pen lettering supply gift.
Thank you again to everyone for all your support throughout the 10 days of tips on Instagram and for following along. I’d love to hear from you as well! Let me know in the comments what you’re struggling with brush lettering and ask all your questions. Or write to just say hi. Talk to you soon!
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Congratulations on getting your blog up.
I’m very excited to learn and discover from you.
Thank you so much! I’m very excited to share and learn together with you!
Congratulations ❤️ Can’t wait to learn how you work ur magic with these amazing pens!!!!
You are the best ?
Thank you so much Layla, you’ve been so amazing during this journey and I can’t wait for you to start learning with me so I have a brush lettering buddy close to me!
Hi, Congratulations on your new blog! Just like you, I fell in love with Calligraphy from the time I saw it in Instagram last year. I kept this interest of mine hoping that one day I will have my C.set and start doing it someday. I told my husband about it since I came from the Philippines 4 months ago to be with him. So 2 days ago he bought me a book, Calligraphy paper, and brush pens (tombow) for a beginner like me. And on that same day I saw your tips on Instagram. It’s beautiful and I started following you. I find it helpful in my calligraphy journey. I tried my first calligraphy lettering but I find it quite difficult on how to hold the brush properly (maybe) and my very concern is the thin upstroke and thick downstroke. Even if I watched your 10 tips the outcome is not that good. The strokes are quite on the same size. Hope to hear from you and learn from you. I do practice as what you said. Practice makes perfect! 🙂 Thank you and Have a good day!
That’s so exciting! I’m so happy you got your own set, what a nice gift 😉 I’m very glad you found my IG and the site, I hope it will benefit you during the coming months.
It is very hard top have good control with your thin strokes in the beginning, don’t worry about it it takes time. You won’t feel that you’re improving when you’re practicing but trust me you are. 5 minutes a day is better than two hours every other week. Try to squeeze in some alone time where you’re able to practice the calligraphy strokes. Don’t be afraid to write words even though you’re still learning the thick and thins. Do a sheet of drills, thick and thin, every day and then end your practice session with writing a word. Write the date on the top of the page and save it in a folder. It will be nice to look back at in a few weeks to see your progress
Good luck and let me know how it’s going for you!
Congratulations on your new blog. I look forward to learning so much from you. What an exciting journey for you!???
Thank you so much! I’m looking forward to sharing more with you of this journey 🙂
Congratulations, Rim! I love your Instagram posts and look forward to reading your blog posts as well. All best wishes! ?
Thanks Donna! You’re always so supportive and kind, I’m so happy to hear from you (L)
That’s wonderful!!! Congratulations!!! I’m super excited I did find you on Instagram first and than right away I knew I wanna be part of your community and your art:) Thank you for sharing with us beginners all possible tips:) Can’t wait for your posts, tips and tricks on doing this amazing journey!:) I’m beginner, I’m taking a baby steps into it as you were a little bit ago. Your story you shared made me strong in feeling that will be an amazing journey for all of us:) Thank you again!!! Keep inspiring and sharing!!!! Have a lovely day! Marta
Thank you, I’m so excited too! Thanks for wanting to be part of the community, that means a lot. I know that there are days in the beginning you might feel that it’s not worth it but it is, don’t quit! I’m glad that my story helped you because not so long ago I was just a beginner too and I didn’t know about all the wonderful places this new hobby would take me! 😉 Good luck and Marta and stay in touch
Thank you very much for sharing all the tips n info in brush calligraphy..it really helps us for beginers to get started. I really appreciate for all your sharings in your blog n instagram.
You’re so sweet, thank you for the kind words! I’m happy to share with you, I hope you enjoy your lettering journey as much as I did! If there’s anything you wish me to demonstrate that would benefit you, just let me know 🙂