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.

 

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

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!

 

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!

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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