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My New Book: Modern Calligraphy

26

Aug
2013

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In Books + Reads, Calligraphy, DIY, Press, Promotion, Shopping, Wedding

Many of you have already discovered that I’m coming out with a how-to guide to modern, script calligraphy. I’ve posted teasers for it here and there, and it’s made appearances in a few places around the blogosphere, but here is the official announcement! It’s been 2 years in the making, since the day I signed on with my amazing literary agent until today, a month before it hits the shelves. (I’ve had to keep my lips sealed about it until this month!) Advance copies are out to magazines, bloggers and retailers, boxes of it are being flown to stores around the country, and here I sit, brimming with emotions ranging from immense gratitude to all who had a hand in this endeavor, to nail-biting nervousness about how the world will react to my labor of love. (And that doesn’t even touch on how I felt when I got to hold a printed copy in my hands for the first time.)

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What you’ll find within the 192 pages of Modern Calligraphy:

 

  • Complete beginner instructions from buying supplies to holding the pen to learning to write
  • Special instructions for lefties
  • 14 pages of lettering specimens in modern script styles
  • Guidance on how to create your own unique calligraphy style
  • Intermediate techniques like how to write with paint and digitize your lettering
  • 20 unique DIY projects for stationery, weddings, and home
  • Over 260 full-color photographs and illustrations

Don’t take it from me. Here’s what others are already saying:

 

“Molly’s book will not disappoint if you are a lettering enthusiast and have questions that you feel still need answering (for the modern calligrapher there is a huge need for a resource like this). At nearly 200 pages she has covered everything from getting started, utilizing different mediums (such as watercolor) to create stunning effects, to an extensive DIY section. Molly also divulges many of her resources (that alone should be well worth the price invested). As a novice to modern calligraphy I am always on the hunt for specimens to reference so I can build on them and hopefully one day create my own distinct style(s). Molly generously has created 14 pages of gorgeous specimens, multiple variations on each letter and in turn unlimited inspiration to try this yourself.  I am thrilled that this book exists and it will be my go-to referral for anyone that contacts me and asks, ‘help!, where do I start?’”  — Miss Tristan B. of Bestotted Brand*

*Among the recent features of Modern Calligraphy have been two write-ups by Miss Tristan B. on Besotted Blog. One is a review of my book and the other an interview with me where I share how I got started, my favorite supplies, and where I seek inspiration.

“I’m fortunate in that I work for a book distribution company specializing in art & craft titles so I receive advance sample copies of new books. I fell in love with Molly’s book a few weeks ago. Molly’s book reimported me to follow my love of calligraphy. I have since invested in pen nibs, ink and paper (which I’ve always swooned over!) and I’m practicing everyday. I also draw and paint so I am inspired to incorporate all of these skills to create stationery products and wedding invitations.”  — Kathy Glynn

 

Pre-Order Modern Calligraphy

If you want Modern Calligraphy on your doorstep on the very day of its release, September 24th, you can pre-order it from these online retailers:

amazon.com   |   barnes & noble   |   indiebound

 

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Airmail

03

Jul
2013

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In Calligraphy, Rubber Stamps, Shopping

On 03, Jul 2013 | One Comment | In Calligraphy, Rubber Stamps, Shopping |

On 03, Jul 2013 | One Comment | In Calligraphy, Rubber Stamps, Shopping | By Molly

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I’ve been trying to get better at documenting the little jobs I do here and there, that I often do so quickly that it’s only once they’re out the door and in the mail that I realize I never snapped a photo of them. This was a batch of change of address cards I recently sent out to friends and family around the world. I’m so tired of all the dull airmail stamps out there that I created my own airmail rubber stamp. Check out more photos here, and if you want one, they’re available now on my shop.

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{ Calligraphy, photography and rubber stamp design by Plurabelle }

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Sharing the Love: An Etsy Sale for Valentine’s Day

20

Jan
2013

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In Etsy Picks, Promotion, Rubber Stamps, Shopping

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Crafting your own love notes this Valentine’s Day? Want to sign them with “love” and seal them with a custom return address stamp? Well you’re in luck because Plurabelle’s Etsy shop is having a sale! In honor of Valentine’s Day, all items in our store are 10% off from now through February 14th. Just enter the coupon code VDAY13 at check-out.

Please note the following order deadlines for stamp arrival by February 14th (within the U.S. only):

Custom stamps (like the return address stamp): Place your order by January 28th.
Non-custom stamps (like the “love” and “i love you” stamps): Place your order by February 4th.

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my quest for a fashionable camera bag

31

Oct
2011

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In Design Love, Photography, Shopping

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On 31, Oct 2011 | No Comments | In Design Love, Photography, Shopping | By Molly

You really don’t hear “stylish” and “camera bag” in the same sentence too often and I can’t understand why. There are infinite options for beautiful laptop bags and iphone covers, so why not camera bags? After all, cameras have been around far longer and millions of people have them. I’ve recently been on a quest to find a good bag for my own Canon DSLR and all its accessories and have had more trouble than I thought I would. Some companies do make nice ones, but it’s taken a lot of research for me to find them. So far I’ve narrowed my search to the three bags above.

Have any of you come across nice camera bags? I’d love to hear your thoughts and recommendations!

1. “The Brooklyn” by ONA, $309
2. “The Cameron Hobo” by Dre Hartmann, $200
3. “Kelly Boy Bag” in brown by Kelly Moore, $199

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etsy: my top picks for october 2011

01

Oct
2011

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In Etsy Picks, Shopping

On 01, Oct 2011 | One Comment | In Etsy Picks, Shopping |

On 01, Oct 2011 | One Comment | In Etsy Picks, Shopping | By Molly

This month’s Etsy picks are all vintage office supplies, quite possibly my very favorite things to shop for. The beginning of fall always brings out my nesting side, and while some people reupholster their chairs or shop for new bedding, I prefer to furbish my desk with new vintage finds. My already-overflowing stash of shipping labels and hang tags is getting bigger still, and if I’m not careful I’ll wake up in December and realize I suddenly own four staplers and eight pairs of scissors!

I already own a brilliant script typewriter (a seafoam and mint green Hermes 3000) but all the Hermes color combinations are so fabulous, like the gold and mint one above. It’s a good thing typewriters are expensive or else I’d be swimming in them. My most recent weakness is for vintage rotary phones — especially vibrantly-colored ones like the canary yellow above — which are arguably useless to me since I don’t even have a land line. (But oh how they make me wish I did!)

1. Vintage 1950s fiberglass desk lamp, $76.00  |  2. Hermes 3000 gold and mint green script typewriter, $365.00  |  3. Vintage shipping tags, $8.95  |  4. Vintage arrow model 210 stapler, $10.00  |  5. Vintage scissor collection, $28.00  |  6. alphabet + number rubber stamp set, $25.00  |  7. Refurbished canary yellow rotary phone, $115.00

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Don’t Miss Out!

25

Sep
2011

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In Calligraphy, Shopping

On 25, Sep 2011 | No Comments | In Calligraphy, Shopping |

On 25, Sep 2011 | No Comments | In Calligraphy, Shopping | By Molly

Don’t miss out! My pop-up shop will close on Monday at 6:00 p.m. Pacific time.

 

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Plurabelle Calligraphy 100 Layer Cake Pop-Up Shop Countdown — Monday!

18

Sep
2011

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In Calligraphy, Shopping

On 18, Sep 2011 | No Comments | In Calligraphy, Shopping |

On 18, Sep 2011 | No Comments | In Calligraphy, Shopping | By Molly

Mark your calendars! My 100 Layer Cake Pop-Up Shop opens for business tomorrow! I’ll be offering some awesome deals on a variety of custom calligraphy items for one week only, so be sure to stop by. Quantities will be limited.

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Plurabelle Calligraphy 100 Layer Cake Pop-Up Shop Countdown — 10 days!

09

Sep
2011

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In Calligraphy, Shopping, Wedding

On 09, Sep 2011 | No Comments | In Calligraphy, Shopping, Wedding |

On 09, Sep 2011 | No Comments | In Calligraphy, Shopping, Wedding | By Molly

I am so excited to announce that I am going to have a 100 Layer Cake Pop-Up Shop from September 19 – 26. 100 Layer Cake’s pop-up shops are week-long sales by various wedding vendors selling their products for nearly half off. Curious what I’ll be selling? Check out the Pop-Up Shop on September 19th and find out!

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