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

31 May

Dashing Artists and Gorgeous Calligraphy!

Coming Soon Dasherie Magazine Summer 2014

I can’t tell you how much I am enjoying the creative process in putting together our first issue of Dasherie. Learning new things and brushing up on old skills is refreshing and exciting.

I’ve been meeting with our new printer and finalizing subscription details so stay tuned for more information on how to purchase the first issue.

The design process is now well underway and the premiere issue of Dasherie will feature over 25 lettering artists from near and far! Each issue will feature an in-depth interview with one or two professional calligraphers/lettering artists. One of our first Dashing Artists, Joy Fairclough of Studio French Blue, spoke to me from the 300 year old french silk factory she is renovating for her new calligraphy atelier. Joy shares the beautiful and elegant work she is doing from southern France, tells us how she became a calligrapher, and details the wedding calligraphy market in Europe.

Gorgeous doesn’t begin to describe the amazing wedding collaboration shot in Paris featuring Joy’s work. You will see all the lovely details in the first issue.

The Summer 2014 issue  includes not one, but two amazing artists. So stay tuned to learn more about the second artist!

See the gorgeous calligraphy of  Joy Fairclough of Studio French Blue in Dasherie Magazine Summer 2015

 

 

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