It’s Coming…my Hand Lettering book!

As many of you know, the second half of 2016 was more than a little busy for me, because not only did I start an online t-shirt shop, I was hard at work writing a book! After getting such a great reception for my little e-book last January, I really felt a desire to publish a physical interactive workbook that I could actually put in your hands to encourage and teach you as you practice the art of hand lettering. I approached the amazing team at Page Street Publishing about it, and they believed in the idea too. By the end of May, I had a signed contract, and in June I started the process of creating content. bookcoverofficial

The book contains 46 individual workshops, each one focusing on a different technique, font, or embellishment. There are step by step instructions, complete with illustrations, along with a motivational paragraph/theme. At the end of each workshop is a special page designed for you to use to create a specific lettered design using the skills you just learned. You can do a workshop each week, each day, or in whatever time frame you like. By the end of the book, you’ll have numerous fonts and embellishments in your “toolbox” as well as skills like masking, embossing, and watercolor backgrounds. The book is designed to be useful for total beginners, advanced artists, and everyone in between. I am incredibly excited about it, and I hope you will be too. Just as I always try to do in my tutorials, I break down each technique into its simplest parts to make it feel “honestly doable” even if you don’t consider yourself artistic or creative.

The official date for the release of Hand Lettering for Relaxation is July 11, 2017…mark your calendars! In the meantime, you can pre-order a copy and take advantage of a special 25% off discount! It’s currently available to pre-order at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Book Depository (free worldwide shipping!). In July, it will also be available through IndieBound and {hopefully} lots of brick and mortar stores near you!

I am in the process of scheduling book signing events in the MD/DC/PA area as well as planning a big ol’ book release party and workshop, so stay tuned for news about opportunities to get your book autographed as well! I can’t wait to share more with you as the release gets closer! Until then, check it out on Amazon and get excited with me…

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  1. I’m excited! I loved doing calligraphy in high school (30 years ago) and have recently picked it back up thanks to stumbling upon your page. I had forgotten how much I enjoy it. 🙂

  2. Any chance of getting an advance copy? I’ve been toying with the idea of getting to lettering and this looks like just the thing to help me step off the curb…

    1. Unfortunately, it won’t be in print and available until July. Even I have to wait until the release date!

  3. Hello….I really need your help…..I bought the set that you had listed on your page, however, I don’t know how to use the information. I am a senior citizen, and I fell through the cracks with compute language. I was able to down load some of the information, but I can’t find it?????? Can you tell me how to find it and how to apply and use it. I have a little ” know how” with the computer but the language gets me confused. Am I hopeless?????? Thank you for your time and patience. Is your new book a hands on book,

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