Summer Calligraphy Conference + the Inspiration Behind our Lettering Lover's Collection
Before the summer wraps up and it's too late to post about our summer happenings, I wanted to be sure I shared with you an exclusive limited-edition collection of heirlooms that Jake and I created for one of the nation's largest calligraphy conferences which was held here in Denver back in July.
IAMPETH (International Association of Master Penmen, Engrossers and Teachers of Handwriting) is the association in which Jake was certified as one of only ten Master Penman that exist in the world today. Jake teaches (almost) every year at the conference as part of being a Master vows to teach his knowledge of the art form.
So, as it's been a few years since we attended the conference (two babies in two years!) it was sweet to be back with people we love so dearly and meeting so many new friends as well. We wanted to commemorate our time back here with a special collection of pieces to share with attendees of the conference. While we sold out of our limited edition pieces at our booth, we decided to share the love with you, too, as we make this super limited edition curation available just ONCE more!
Alas, here is Everyday Heirloom's exclusive Lettering Lover's hand-engraved collection that honors all things lettering and calligraphy as we've taken classic calligraphic icons and curated them within a small, celebratory curation for our love for this beautiful art form!
While there have been countless subjects depicted through flourishing, birds have risen to the top as the favorite subject of the pen flourisher throughout the ages. Birds are the icon of grace and whimsy. “They’re a great subject to depict with the fine strokes of the pen because of their aerodynamic form,” says Jake, my bird flourishing expert. “Birds are full of life, and that vitality can easily be given to the bird on paper through flourishing. The art form matches the subject.”
Lettering lovers and calligraphers know this word well. Not only is it was they do as a part of their artful practice, but it is also a word that describes what they are doing mentally, emotionally, spiritually...The word "flourish" is a special word that demonstrates the beauty of growth into a tangible art form. This flourishing "Flourish" was an obvious addition to this collection!
Of course, the quill represents so much of the history and tradition of calligraphy so it only felt right that we curated a quill design into this collection. Our Modern Heirloom Bar was the perfect choice to showcase a delicate, flourishing quill. We hope for the lettering lover wearing this that they remember they stand in a long line of artists who have dedicated their lives to this beautiful art form; that it may continue to live long into the future and stand the test of time as the art is passed from one generation to the next!
Are YOU a calligrapher? Say "hi" in the comments below and share with us where we can find your work!
Click HERE to view the full Limited Edition Lettering Lover's Collection page.