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Where do I start?

Start by reading my full guide to Brush Calligraphy by clicking the button below, there I cover everything you should know before starting, from definitions to posture, how to hold a pen, and how letters are constructed.

Not sure about what the difference between lettering and calligraphy is? I wrote this post explaining it all.

More basic articles to read:

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The Latest crafts & tutorials post

If you are here looking for craft tutorials, I encourage you to check out some of my favorites here — each one is filled with tips, tricks, and FREE files just for you!

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Joy Kelley

Who am I?


My name is Joy Kelley, I am the mom of 3 Lil’ boys. A lettering artist/designer originally from Santiago, Chile but currently residing in the mountains of Southern California, USA.

I love to share my experiences as a lettering artist, business owner, and blogger. Let’s be friends!

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Frequently asked questions about Calligraphy & Lettering

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Lettering & calligraphy tools

A compilation of everything that is in my toolbox & why I love them

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Content creation gear resources

A list of all the gear, tools and gadgets I use to make videos and take pictures

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My business resources

A list of all the tools I use to run both my blog and lettering business

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My Shops


Some of the most popular items from my shops:


Stickers, mugs, tees and much more with cute sayings and puns about calligraphy and crafts.


Hand-lettered home goods, paper products, baby blankets and more with my designs.


Phone cases, laptop sleeves & apple watch bands ( Get $10 off your first order)


Super cute fabrics and wallpapers with letters, patterns, and illustrations by yours truly =]

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