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

19 Jun

Issue 3 is Now at Pre-Press and Available for Pre-Order!

Dasherie Magazine | Issue 3 | Summer 2015

Dasherie Magazine | Issue 3 | Summer 2015

Spring has finally passed to Summer and hooray for that as Dasherie Issue 3 has finally gone to pre-press! Issue 3, the “Watercolor” issue, is bursting with color, collaborations, and calligraphy! Sure to inspire, this issue features SIX DASHING Artists: Joanne Fink of Zenspirations, Phyllis Macaluso of Quills, Lori Vliegen of Elvie Studio, Kristy Rice of Momental Designs, Kelle McCarter of designsgirl, and Crystal Kluge of Tart Workshop Foundry.

From fun to formal, gorgeous watercolor, contemporary calligraphy and brush lettering, wedding invitations, birth & graduation announcements, dashing design details, and tutorials fill the pages. The delightful “Match Made in Heaven” features the colorful work of Amarilys Henderson of Watercolorful Weddings.

A “Watercolor Wonderful Wedding” stuns with the amazing real wedding images featuring the beautiful work of Canadian artist Jill Lecours Grimard.

We peak inside watercolor Artist Portfolios, get inspired by so many amazing artists, learn how to calligraph an umbrella for gift giving or just any rainy or sunny day, and find out how other artists collaborate together contributing to their successes.  Articles include working with watercolor clip art, tools for digitizing calligraphy, how to work with pan watercolors, and how to create a full scale watercolor mixing chart.

The three page nib comparison (two pages shown below) details the thicks and thins of scribes’ favorite nibs. Also included, a special message about the upcoming PBS documentary, “With Pen in Hand — The Journey of America’s Handwriting!”

This is one issue you do not want to miss! Pre-orders are now open and can be made here: dasheriemag.com/shop. We go to print next week and should be ready for shipment early July.

Check our Instagram account: instagram.com/dasheriemag over the coming weeks to see sneak peaks of our featured artists and articles.

Dasherie Magazine | Issue 3 | Nib Comparison

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.

 

22 Mar

Call for Submissions

Call for Submissions
Hello Lovers of Letters,

The editorial goal of Dasherie Magazine is to feature high quality calligraphy, lettering, and design as it is being used in contemporary society. Work should be fresh, inspiring, original, and unique. We welcome unsolicited submissions in consideration for upcoming issues.

The premiere issue is themed, “Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.” This traditional sentiment is perfect to exemplify our goal of embracing both classic and modern calligraphy and as tribute to the industry which keeps so many lettering artists in business. However, theme-related submissions do not have to be exclusive to weddings but can also be expressive of one of the four elements of the theme. Pictorial as well as editorial submissions are encouraged.

Please see our Submit page for further details and official Guidelines.

Deadline for Submission for the Summer 2014 issue is: May 1, 2014.

NOTE: Deadline applies to Calls for Submission to the themed issue. Submissions to any editorial feature and general un-themed submissions are always welcome.

Future Issues

Issue 01 {Summer 2014}: Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue | Deadline: 05/01/14
Issue 02 {Winter 2014}: White as Snow: white lettering on color | Deadline: 08/15/14
Issue 03 {Spring 2015}: The Gold Issue | Deadline: 12/15/15
Issue 04 {Fall 2015}: The Silver Issue | Deadline: 06/15/15

(Please check the blog for updates as deadline calendars may change, or be added to, if Dasherie expands to quarterly issues for 2015.)

We look forward to receiving your submission!

 

Dasherie Magazine | Call for Submissions

16 Mar

Introducing Dasherie Magazine!

Dasherie Magazine

I am so excited to announce the pending Premiere Issue of Dasherie Magazine.  I have long considered publishing a newsletter and/or magazine and this venture has been over 20 years in the making. While calligraphy has been a lifelong pursuit, my college education was focused on Communication (media & interpersonal) and English with a dual concentration in literature and writing. I intended to become a reporter but decided early in my career, after a terror-inducing interview process with the local Fox network, the news media world was not for me.

In the early 1990’s, I was smitten with a small handmade newsletter called, “Cook and Tell” which was written and hand illustrated by a lovely woman named Karyl Bannister. We shared a love of good recipes, quirky writing, hand lettering, and Southport Island, Maine where she lived and I spent my summers. I dreamed of creating a similar hand done newsletter featuring calligraphy for scrapbookers, photographers, and others who might be interested in hand lettering. This was before I had ever met another calligrapher so little did I know there were so many more like me, who loved fine hand lettering!

As time went on, I got married, had a baby, then another, then another. The newsletter idea always stayed with me but I never had the opportunity to make it happen. While I enjoyed the years I spent working in human resources, I used to daydream about starting a magazine.  I’ve always enjoyed writing and over the years have put my education to good use writing many articles for the homeopathic medical and autism communities. Additionally, I’ve had a camera in my hand almost as long as I have been practicing calligraphy. My love for calligraphy, photography, and writing seemed the perfect combination for a magazine.

After launching Paperwhite Studio in 2001 and having the opportunity to expand my calligraphy and lettering skills, I feel the time has come to share everything I have learned over the years with others. Launching the Flourish Forum was the first step in sharing my love of lettering. And finally, I am making my dreams come true by creating Dasherie Magazine.

Dasherie Magazine - For hearts that love letters!Dasherie will feature the best of the best in the calligraphy and lettering world. As a lettering & design artist, I am constantly awed by the contemporary calligraphers designing with both classic and modern calligraphy. Both a resource and showcase, Dasherie seeks to feature the beautiful hand-lettering of today’s most sought after lettering artists and share insight into what inspires them, how they got their start, tips for learners, and more. In addition to inspiration for calligraphers, Dasherie will also be the premier resource for those looking for wedding and party invitations, birth announcements, and home decor featuring calligraphy and hand lettering.

The first issue of Dasherie will be published Summer 2014 and will be available as both a PDF and printed magazine sent via mail. Sign up for our blog notifications so we can keep you updated on our publishing schedule and featured content.

I hope you will join me in discovering all the wonderful things happening in the calligraphy, lettering, and design world. After all, Dasherie is for you … for hearts that love letters.

Truly,

Erica McPhee
Editor-in-Chief