02 Oct

Winter 2014 issue in the works!

Chalkboard Wreath DIY tutorial in Dasherie Winter 2014 issue!

My family is beginning to think I may have lost my mind because I am frequently squealing out with glee while busy at work on my laptop! While I am crazy busy, I am just really, really excited about our next issue and I can’t help but let out shouts of joy when I see all the beautiful calligraphy submissions.

I am in the middle of assembling tutorials and designing layouts for Dasherie’s Winter 2014 issue. It is jam packed with DIY projects like this chalkboard wreath.

Chalkboard Wreath DIY tutorial in Dasherie Winter 2014 issue!

The next issue should be ready for pre-press in the next couple of weeks so watch our social media for the pre-order announcement soon! I just hope I can squeeze in every gorgeous thing I want to share!

27 Aug

Dasherie nominated for Martha Stewart American Made Award! Please help!

Dasherie Magazine

So Dasherie has thrown its hat into the ring for the Martha Stewart American Made award! Please click on the badge link below to visit our page and share on Facebook and Twitter. Like the video on YouTube and help Dasherie become a finalist for the grand prize! The more shares and likes, the better our chances! Share with all of your friends and family and ask them to share and like, too, if you’d like!

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I just want to take a moment and say thank you for all of the amazing feedback and support for Dasherie. This is a dream come true for me and it would not have happened without the amazing people in the calligraphy community and all of my friends and family. From the bottom of my heart — thank you for your support!

Martha Stewart - American Made 2014 - Nominee Badge

25 Aug

Submit Now for the Black & White issue! And Shipping Details…

Dasherie Magazine - the Black & White issue - accepting submissions now!

While Summer 2014 issues are still available, things are really picking up here at Dasherie! We are now accepting submissions for our Winter 2014 issue themed, “The Black & White Issue.” This will include all black and white design, white ink on colored paper or background, and chalkboard calligraphy/lettering.

Dasherie Magazine - the Black & White issue - accepting submissions now!

 We look forward to reviewing your work!

A Note About Shipping

There have been some questions about why shipping takes so long. Large scale magazines are shipped via a distributor. Once you have a subscription, they come on a regular basis at about the same time. However, the initial issue typically takes 4-6 weeks to go through the process and arrive in your mailbox.

Dasherie is an independent magazine and not currently available in stores. Our storage and fulfillment is done by our printing company. It is a very laborious process to cue the addresses, retrieve the magazine from storage, prepare it for shipment, and then ship. It is not possible for this to be done on a daily basis. It is ideal to be done in large batches. Since we are a new publication, our orders are streaming in on a daily basis, not all at once.

This means some orders will take a bit longer as they wait for the batch to be ready for shipment. Once shipped, all international orders go first class mail. Domestic orders, must meet a criteria to be shipped standard flat rate. If this criteria is met, it will take approximately 8 – 10 business days from shipping date (not order date) to arrive.

So as not to disappoint any of our readers, Dasherie upped the shipping for domestic on the most recent batch to first class mail. This means all orders placed prior to August 18th will arrive to your home faster (shipped Wed, Aug 20th). As more orders come in, we will do our best to get Dasherie in your hands as quickly as possible. But please allow 4-6 weeks from time of order for it to be delivered. Hopefully, it will be quicker than this but that cannot be guaranteed. We hope you will find it well worth the wait! 🙂

In the future, pre-ordering is the best way to ensure you will be in the first group to receive your copy. Hopefully, with our success, we will offer subscriptions so Dasherie can arrive in a routine, timely fashion.

Thank you for your understanding and patience, and thank you for your fabulous support! 🙂

18 Aug

All the Buzz About Dasherie!

Dasherie Magazine | Dashing Babies

What people are saying about Dasherie:

Offering incredible inspiration, resources, calligraphy how-to’s and eye candy for brides, grooms + even event planners, this magazine is a complete dream. – Style Me Pretty editor

You must be receiving many deserved messages and kudos from everywhere on the launch of Dasherie.  I picked mine up yesterday and nearly melted.  It’s so pretty it almost hurts.  I’m going through it page by page.  SO LOVELY!!! – DM

Dasherie Magazine is gorgeous… Oh, it’s a treasure! It has a ton of fabulous pictures, projects, and profiles on the artists and links to many how-to projects, priceless really to be able to reference so many artists in one magazine! – PT

The magazine is amazing, the print is beautiful, and quality is top notch…I thought it was like a Martha Stewart company or something. Great job and I look forward to a hundred more issues! – SL

OMG!!! OMG!!! OMG!!! I received my magazine today and it looks incredible!!! It is so professional right down to the actual paper for the pages and the binding. It feels like a book! UNREAL! – RD

I just received the first issue of Dasherie and I love it. Keep it up. I can’t wait to see the next one. – TT

I purchased your magazine and have been pouring over it … I have enjoyed the pictures, ideas, and concept of a magazine totally devoted to calligraphers (we like paper in hand!) – LB

Yippee! I’ve been waiting for weeks and eagerly checking the mail for my copy! I’m anxious to take my first peek but don’t want to break the beautiful seal! … Even the back is beautiful!– KD

I sure hope there are many more issues! – LM

Order your copy of the debut issue … filled with gorgeous calligraphy!– JH

I am working my way through it, front to back, and it’s really wonderful!!  Congratulations! – JT

Your artwork, lettering, and creative genius is out of this world, and Dasherie is waaaaay more than I ever expected.  Dasherie is so well thought out and put together, and every page is filled with inspiration. I love the smell and feel of the pages, I love the colour and the layout of the articles, and I love the many, many examples of lettering and lettering artists out there…I congratulate you on this successful first publication and warmly wish hundreds and hundreds more !! – PM

So thrilled at all the positive feedback about Dasherie’s premier issue. Since this is our first issue, it is also helpful to have constructive feedback as well. There have been a few comments regarding the gray text used for the articles. The gray was a design choice to complement the soft feel of the overall design. Under the bright lights of the pre-press proofing area and without the backsides of the pages printed, the color worked quite well. Unfortunately, some readers report it makes for difficult reading. We appreciate this feedback and will be sure future issues will use a darker color.

Thankfully, the gray does enhance all the eye candy – that is the beautiful photographs of calligraphy! These beautiful birth announcements feature the calligraphy of Brenna Berger (l) and Theresa D. Varela (r).

Dasherie Magazine | Dashing Babies

Submissions are now being accepted for our next issue themed, The Black & White Issue, featuring all black & white, white ink on color, and chalkboard art!

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13 Aug

Dasherie Shipping Status & Our Next Issue

DASHERIE | the Black & White issue

Shipping Status

A shipping status update to know when to expect your copy of Dasherie is below. The folks who pre-ordered Dasherie in other countries have already started to receive their copies! But hey wait – why are they receiving it across the pond and we haven’t started receiving it here in the US yet?! Read on…

For all pre-orders made up to and including July 30, 2014:

Countries outside the US were shipped first class international mail on Monday, 8/4/14. We have received several reports from readers in Great Britain that they received their magazine yesterday (8/12/14).

Domestic (US) readers were shipped standard post flat rate which takes approximately 2-8 business days. I had hoped that would mean Dasherie would begin arriving in states close to Florida before the end of last week but unfortunately, we are still anxiously awaiting. The rest is up to the US Post Office.

For those who ordered after 7/30/14, please allow 4-6 weeks from date of purchase for arrival both domestic and international.

Now that we have gone through the entire publishing, printing, shipping process, the next issue should run much smoother with very clear timelines.

There has been a little change in the timing and frequency for the next issues. Dasherie will be semiannual for this year and next and will hopefully go to quarterly for 2016. Our next issue, Winter 2014, is slated for an early November completion.

Issue 2 – The Black and White Issue

Dasherie Issue 2 | The Black & White IssueSpeaking of the next issue – work has already begun on Issue 2 – The Black and White Issue. This issue will feature:

  • work done in black & white,
  • white on black,
  • white on color,
  • and chalkboard calligraphy.

Super excited about the possibilities and looking forward to seeing all the beautiful submissions!

So, please submit your work now to be considered for publication in our next issue!

Issue 02 {Winter 2014}: The Black & White Issue | Submission Deadline: 09/15/14

 

01 Aug

Dasherie is done and on its way!

Dasherie Magazine Summer 2014

So thrilled to report Dasherie is finally printed and on its way to postal processing right this very moment! It will start shipping on Monday. Thank you all for your patience and support!

Spoiler alert – a sneak peak of the cover and a peak inside below!
Dasherie Magazine Summer 2014

 

Thank you for all of your support! I’m off to the IAMPETH  convention- the International Association of Master Penmen, Engrossers, and Teachers of Handwriting.

 

18 Jul

Printing and Shipping Update

Dasherie Magazine DIY Tote Bag and engraved perfume atomizer

Had the final approval meeting yesterday and after a few minor delays, Dasherie is at press production! Hooray! Just wanted to send out a quick message to let everyone know Dasherie is at press and will be shipped no later than August 1st.

Thank you for your patience as we go through this first production process and learn how long each stage takes, etc. After reviewing the proof, I can say with confidence you will find it well worth the wait!

Dasherie Magazine DIY Tote Bag and engraved perfume atomizer

 

11 Jul

Sneak Peaks!

Kathryn Podorsky in Dasherie

New sneak peaks from inside Dasherie have been added to the slider on the home page. Dasherie is at the printers and will be shipping shortly. The final tally is in!

Dasherie’s first issue features:

  • 100 full color pages – all content without ads
  • over 170 full color photos
  • 50 artists

Can’t wait for everyone to see all the beautiful calligraphy! If you haven’t already, pre-order now!

Kathryn Podorsky in Dasherie

Artist Kathryn Podorsky in Dasherie

 

05 Jul

What is Dasherie Magazine? Wedding Calligraphy Sneak Peak

Dasherie Magazine | Order Now!

I’ve had a lot of questions about what Dasherie is all about so I thought I would share more details.

Dasherie Magazine, a new print magazine, is the only magazine dedicated solely to the art of calligraphy and hand lettering. Our debut issue features over 25 artists and over 100 images of beautiful calligraphy. Dasherie provides inspiration for artists and a fabulous reference for brides and other event planners looking for fine hand lettering ideas and products to make all the details extra special. So it is both a showcase and a way to connect those looking for calligraphy with those who do calligraphy!

Dasherie is unlike any other calligraphy journal or magazine. It is a “style” magazine along the lines of other bridal or niche magazines like sewing, scrapbooking, or the arts. It is a perfect bound, 100 page, 4-color, print magazine filled with high quality images of the finest calligraphy offered around the globe. We also feature full length articles with Artist features, DIY how-to’s, and more. I’m sharing a sneak peak below of one of our spreads in the first issue featuring the beautiful wedding calligraphy of Joy Fairclough, of Studio French Blue.

So if you love calligraphy, are looking for a wedding calligrapher, or you are an artist and want to be inspired — order your copy of Dasherie today!

Dasherie Magazine | Order Now!

02 Jul

Finally! It’s Time to Order! Announcing Another Dazzling Dashing Artist!

Julie Song Featured in Dasherie

I have butterflies in my stomach. I have been working literally night and day to get the first issue of Dasherie Magazine ready for all you letter lovers. I can say this — you will not be disappointed. I have been getting downright giddy putting together the pages due to all the beautiful calligraphy. One hundreds pages of calligraphy!

I am very excited to share with you another fantastic feature — Dashing Artist, Julie Song! Julie is so creatively inspiring and an absolute delight to chat with. Learn how she left the practice of law to become a full time (and then some) lettering artist. Julie shares with us what inspires her and her beautiful lettering so do not miss this issue!

Julie Song featured in DasherieSpeaking of which — the time has come! Dasherie Magazine is now available for pre-order. I am putting the finishing touches on design and Dasherie will soon go to the printer and be ready to ship in just a couple weeks. So order your copy now here.

The first run of Dasherie will be a small one. So order soon as once sold out — they will not be reprinted.

I also would like to say thank you to the wonderful artists and friends who have given me so much support in putting Dasherie together. This is the most creatively challenged I have been in a long time and I can honestly say I feel at the top of my game. I just feel like this is meant to be and I am doing exactly what I should be doing.

So thank you to each and everyone of you! Excited doesn’t even describe how I feel about sharing Dasherie with you. I just know you are going to love it as much as I do!

Truly,
Erica