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.

 

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!

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!

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 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

 

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