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Christy Schroeder
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Pen, Ink, & Paper in Harmony
A majority of my calligraphy work has allowed me to select a paper of my choice, which can create a bit of "laziness" when it comes to selecting the best materials under varying circumstances. This past week I was commissioned to write a number of words on ...

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Calligraphy for Christmas Poetry
I have a wonderful returning customer who selects a Christmas poem each year to share with those she sends cards to.  For the past three years, she has commissioned me to create 100 inserts of her selection, written in calligraphy.   Italic Lettering Becaus...

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Calligraphy & Lettering Art for Cards: Part 3
Cards for Adults The final part of this series is focused on greeting cards created for adults. Often I find the artistic portion easier to create than composing the written message.  But the advantage of creating your own card is that the customization is ...

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Calligraphy & Lettering Art for Cards: Part 2
 Cards for Kids...Using DieCuts In my last post I focused on using stickers to embellish handmade cards for kids. However, if you have time and access to a good die cut machine, you can get pretty creative with your designs, making your cards even more uniq...

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Calligraphy & Lettering Art for Cards: Part 1
Cards for Kids When I was in the first grade at Roosevelt Elementary in Burlington, WA, I had a teacher, Mrs. Sanchez, who would hand draw cards for her students.  Nothing felt more special than receiving one of those cards, knowing it was made just for me....

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Calligraphy & Lettering Art for Cards: Part 1


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A New Beginning
Over a year since my last post?!  Oh my goodness! Life has been a little chaotic and tumultuous for the past year, but the beautiful thing about art is that it always welcomes you back and draws you in.  So, onward to new beginnings... This post is not so m...

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Bridging the Past and the Present with Calligraphy
As a student of Anthropology at university, my favorite studies were in ethnohistoric research, conducting interviews and learning the immigrant history of families to my small town.  When I later chose freelance calligraphy as my career, I never imagined m...

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