Discovered a blog as work of art

I recently discovered The Postman’s Knock (tpk) blog.  Not only is the content beautiful and wonderful, the design of the blog is as well.  But then, the author, Lindsey, is a designer.

To say it’s a blog about modern calligraphy would be to sell it short.  It is certainly that.   It is also a guide to the art of letter writing, tutorials on handwriting and calligraphy and ideas for graceful design.  Lindsey provides several free downloads of guides to some modern calligraphy hands.  It’s actually a little more like writing than the medieval calligraphy I used to do.

She recommends taking the time to make beautiful envelopes and letters.  The blog has many ideas about how to do that.  She also has many informative posts about writing and calligraphy tools. In her shop, she has many tutorials to purchase.

I used one of her free downloads to create an envelope for a friend and added watercolor.  I used actual 90 pound watercolor paper.

Having benefited from Lindsey’s generosity, I thought I would pay it forward.  Here is a small drawing of a foxglove which you can download as a pdf.  It can be printed and then you can do the hand coloring.  Lindsey recommends laser printer paper of at least 80-90 pounds.  I used bright white card stock of 110 pounds.  It accepted the light washes of watercolor well.

foxglove envelope  click here to get the pdf for the art and the envelope template.

Here’s an example of what I made and then the reference photo.

foxglove-painted

foxglove

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About redharparts

Born in Michigan. Attended undergrad and graduate universities there. I've lived in England, Germany, Southern California and now Washington (state). I'm a retired Medical Social Worker with a past specialty in Oncology. I've enjoyed exploring historical re-creation through the SCA. I costume in several fandoms. Lately I've returned to Art and have taken up Urban Sketching, a version of en plein air painting.
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3 Responses to Discovered a blog as work of art

  1. Fabio says:

    Wonderful, Kate! Thanks for the referral and you and your family have a great weekend! Cheers from sunny San Diego! 🙂

  2. JOAN says:

    Oh, Thanks so much for the gift envelope! Very generous of you to share. I’m off to read the blog you liked so much.

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