21 Nov

Guess What? A Few Copies of Issue 3 are Available!

Hi Letter Lovers,

I hope everyone had a marvelous year. Can’t believe the holiday season is almost here. Just wanted to let you all know, in case you did not get a chance to purchase Issue 3, the Watercolor Issue, before it sold out, that the warehouse at the printers just shipped me 60 copies! They are now available in the shop but are selling quickly. These will not be reprinted so if you want one, now’s your chance!

Issue 3 features six dashing artists: Joanne Fink of Zenspirations, Phyllis Macaluso, Lori Vliegen of Elvie Studio, Kristy Rice of Momental Designs, Kelle McCarter of designsgirl, and multi-talented Crystal Kluge. It also is full of a gorgeous array of watercolor calligraphy and several How To’s.

Also, there are only 70 copies of Issue 2 remaining. The Black & White Issue features Italian Master Penman Barbara Calzolari and the amazing flourished calligraphy of Schin Loong. Contrary to its theme name, this issue is full of colorful photos, chalk work, calligraphy gift tutorials, beautiful calligraphy details from the wedding of calligrapher Theresa D. Varela-Martinez, and a gorgeous calligraphed envelope gallery. Don’t miss the dazzling calligraphy of Russian calligraphers Yulia Harina and Svetlana Gorodnichenko.

Last but not least, Issue 4, the Bling Issue, debuted earlier this summer to lots of accolades and includes a keepsake flourished seahorse engraving. This stunning issue features six dashing artists: Philip Gattuso of Artistry Engraving, Maria Helena Hoksch, Kathy Milici, Heather Victoria Held, Rosemary Buczek, and Harvest Crittenden. I don’t know if there has ever been as much beautiful calligraphy featured all in one place! Learning calligraphy around the world, several beautiful wedding suites, a Schin Loong gold ink comparison, several gold How To’s, and a sneak peak inside the gorgeous calligraphy portfolio of Belgian Sybille d’Ursel are also included.

Order at: Dasherie Magazine Shop.

Thank you so much for all of your support!

Maria Helena Hoksch in Issue 4

08 Apr

An Important Announcement regarding DASHERIE

Calligraphy Wedding Details in DASHERIE

Issue 4 has shipped and begun to hit mailboxes this week. It’s always very exciting for me after months of planning, editing, and designing for others to see the issue. This issue in particular was very difficult to pull together but the final result was worth every minute.

Since readers have started to receive the issue, I thought it best to communicate all at once, that this will be the last issue of DASHERIE for a while. When I began this adventure, I was not homeschooling and I felt it was the perfect time to do what I had always dreamed of doing. However, things quickly changed and I found my family obligations piling up like never before.

Creating DASHERIE has been the single most rewarding professional endeavor I have done yet. It is a dream come true. And while I have to now change gears and let that dream go for a while, I have no regrets.

I would like to thank each and every one of you for your incredible support. I feel your love and it has made all the difference.

Truly,
Erica

P.S. There are still a small amount of Issues 1,2, & 3 remaining but they are selling quickly and are almost sold out. Issue 4 is now shipping. Don’t miss this amazing issue!

Maria Helene Hocksh in DASHERIE magazine

23 Mar

Issue 4 Now Ready for Pre-Orders!

Dasherie | Issue 4

Finally! It has been a really long winter and Spring has arrived. But we are still calling Issue 4 our Winter Issue as it took all winter long to create it! Not to worry, there are plenty of dazzling, beautiful images to brighten up your Spring.

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The “Bling” issue is full of calligraphy using gold, metallics, and other embellishments! The six amazing DASHING Artists: Engraving Artist Philip Gattuso, Maria Helena Hoksch, Kathy Milici, Heather Victoria Held, Rosemary Buczek, and Harvest Crittenden represent some of the most skilled lettering artists and calligraphers in the business today. How To’s include working with gold acrylic ink, how to gold foil your calligraphy and using embossing powders with calligraphy. Schin Loong is back with a gorgeous gold ink comparison.

Schin Loong Gold Ink Comparison

Not one, but three Dashing Wedding features, several Wedding Details, and a fascinating article about how others are Learning Calligraphy Around the World are also included.

Last, but certainly not least, is The Artistry of Engraving feature detailing the history and how to of engraving in America and how one family business is keeping the art alive. Since it is hard to see, feel, and appreciate the stunning beauty of engraving by looking at a photograph, we’ve teamed up to help Dasherie readers experience the true Beauty of Engraving. Philip Gattuso, Artistry Engraving & Embossing Company, Neenah Papers, and Dasherie’s editor, Erica McPhee, have teamed up to bring you the gold engraved Seahorse Flourish Limited Edition print included in this issue. This stunning, bespoke engraving designed especially for Dasherie readers, was created with over one hundred hours of custom work from start to finish. We hope you will treasure it as much as we enjoyed creating it for you.

Dasherie Seahorse Flourish

Dasherie is currently at press and will be ready for shipping the first week of April. Be sure to order your copy today as this issue is sure to go fast! Order here: Dasherie Shop.

 

18 Dec

All Dressed in White…

white ink calligraphy in Dasherie Magazine

The Winter issue of Dasherie features invitations using black & white as well as white ink on black or colored envelopes. White ink calligraphy on colored wedding invitations is a very popular trend these days. Whether a traditional or more modern look is desired, this combination can add style and elegance to any occasion, but especially weddings.

There is no doubt the invitations set the tone for the event to come. From whimsical to classic, the style of calligraphy you choose and the color of the envelope and invitation make a lasting impression. These envelopes (and matching invitation stock) from cards & pockets are high quality and take calligraphy well, two things you definitely want to look for when doing hand lettered calligraphy envelopes.

calligraphy featured in Dasherie Magazine

If you are hiring a calligrapher to address and/or design your invitations, make sure they purchase a few of the envelopes you are interested in before making the big purchase to have them test it out and make sure the envelope 1. can handle a calligraphy nib and 2. is dark enough for white calligraphy to be visible.

white ink calligraphy in Dasherie Magazine

Also, be sure to ask if they have experience using white ink or gouache as it is a little different than using traditional calligraphy ink. Keep in mind, too, that white ink fades faster than black ink. This may not be important to you since it is for the envelopes, but is something to be aware of.

Hand lettered calligraphy for your wedding invitations will delight both you and your guests and is one of those details that will always be remembered.

 

19 Nov

Dasherie Magazine Is On Its Way!

White Ink Comparison by Schin Loong in Dasherie Magazine Issue 2.

Well Winter happened on a Tuesday this year in Florida (inside joke for Floridians since it is rarely cold here). It was sooo cold today which was appropriate as Dasherie Issue #2, the Winter issue, has arrived! All pre-orders were shipped today via first class mail and should start arriving in mailboxes late this week or next week.

This issue features over 50 artists and several DIY projects including an awesome Paper Quilling Monogram by quilling artist Michelle Jamieson. In addition to our two fabulous DASHING Artists, Barbara Calzolari and Schin Loong, we feature the stunning work of Russian calligraphers, Svetlana Gorodnichenko and Yulia Harina, Anna Boswell of Cast Calligraphy, and many more.

Calligrapher Theresa Varela-Martinez shares a peak inside her wedding album in the special article, “When a Calligrapher Marries.” The only thing more beautiful than the calligraphy is the beautiful bride!

Several pages of black & white envelopes, led by the delicate and treasured work of F. Phyllis Macaluso, is followed by several more pages of white ink on colored envelopes. Oh, and don’t miss the equally beautiful and informative “White Ink Comparison” done by Schin Loong.

White Ink Comparison by Schin Loong in Dasherie Magazine Issue 2.You will love the calligraphers’ portfolios showcasing some of your favorite calligrapher’s favorite quotes! And last but not least, be inspired by the creative chalk work.

I wish I could list all of the amazing artists & features of this issue but they are too numerous! You’ll just have to wait and see. And if you haven’t ordered yet, do so today! Dasherie Shop.

30 Oct

No tricks, just treats! Barbara Calzolari in Dasherie!

Barbara Calzolari | DASHING Artist |Dasherie Magazine Issue 2

Dasherie is on it’s way to pre-press approval! Lots of thrills (but no chills) this Halloween to announce our featured DASHING Artist, Barbara Calzolari! Barbara’s work is as mesmerizing as our interview. Her way with language and calligraphy is pure poetry.
Barbara Calzolari | DASHING Artist |Dasherie Magazine Issue 2

Barbara shares what motivates her and what (and who) have helped her get to where she is today. Barbara’s passion for lettering and life is palpable and contagious!

So Happy Halloween — time to treat yourself to the Black & White issue of Dasherie! Click here to pre-order.

 

27 Oct

Dasherie Magazine | Issue 2 – Now Available for Pre-Order!

DASHING ARTIST | Schin Loong |Dasherie Issue 2

I just put the finishing touches on Dasherie Magazine | Issue #2. I cannot wait for everyone to see this issue just overflowing with calligraphy! Our first DASHING Artist is the delightful calligrapher & illustrator Schin Loong! Schin shares her calligraphic journey, advice for calligraphers, and beautiful calligraphy portfolio with Dasherie readers. DASHING ARTIST | Schin Loong |Dasherie Issue 2You asked and we answered — this issue is loaded with eight DIY Calligraphy How To’s including a:

  • calligraphy chalkboard wreath
  • glass monogram paperweight
  • gold & silver gilded calligraphy canvas
  • and five more calligraphy projects!

DIY | Glass Monogram Paperweight | Dasherie Issue 2This issue is themed, “the Black & White” issue and shares beautiful calligraphic examples of how black and white can be used as color, white ink on colored envelopes, and a stunning white calligraphy ink comparison done by Schin Loong. This issue has an extensive section of chalk calligraphy used in real weddings, amazing calligraphy wedding invitations, a whole section on calligraphy wedding envelopes, and a sneak peak inside calligraphers’ quote portfolios.

The issue is now at pre-press review and will go to print shortly. Shipping will begin in late November. All shipping will be first class mail which will significantly speed up the shipping process.

Featuring over 50 calligraphy artists, this issue of Dasherie Magazine is sure to have something for everyone! So pre-order today!

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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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.

 

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