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

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.

 

11 Dec

Thank you for a Great Year at Dasherie Magazine!

Dasherie Magazine | Issue 2

hello to all Hearts that Love Letters!

This has been an amazing year! I am so happy with all of the love and support shown for Dasherie Magazine this year. Our debut and second issues have been met with great fanfare. I still marvel at all the beautiful work and the amazing and inspiring work of so many different artists.

The ultimate gift in life is being able to do what you love. And no matter how the future pans out, I have been blessed with a year filled with love, learning, and letters.  I’d like to say thank you to all of the kind and generous artists who took a chance and submitted work for Dasherie and helped us create this new venture.

Speaking of gifts, there is still time to order a copy of Dasherie for those letter lovers in your life!

Dasherie Magazine | Issue 2Thank you again for a wonderful year and many wishes for a Happy Holiday and Fantastic 2015!

 

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!

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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