Monday, April 30, 2012


Today it starts! My Art Spark Friends and I will be hopping around showing you fun little tutorials -make and takes for Spring! -First off my friend Tracie Lynn Huskamp makes a super cute stitched card Here is the link to her blog! />And here is the line up for the week!

April 30 - Tracie Lynn Huskamp
A Stenciled &Stitched Special Occasion Greeting Card

May 1 - Traci Bunkers
Gelatin Plate Printing on Fabric

May 2 - Lisa Engelbrecht ( ME!)
Script Lettering/Tattoo style using Sakura Calligrapher Pens

May 3 - Judy Coates Perez
How Can You Resist Such a Simple Technique?

May 4 - Melanie Testa
A Thimble Purse Pattern

May 5 - Lyric Kinard
PSE for Thermofax Screen Printing

May 6 - Jill Berry
Pop-Up Heart Map

Jump on this -its so fun!

Friday, April 20, 2012


Lisa will be teaching Letterista Script to Local Letter Artists beginning this Tuesday! You can be a total beginner to take this class near South Coast Plaza. Sponsored by the Orange County Society for Calligraphy. Here's the scoop! Lisa Engelbrecht will be giving an Extended Studies Workshop on her Letterista Script on April 24, May 1 and May 8, 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., at Barbara Close's Studio, 3851 Bear Street, Suite B, Santa Ana. The cost is $70 per student. Contact Linda Mirth at to register for the class. This class is going to be so much fun. It is so simple to do this style and, really, anyone can do it. I love script alphabets and came up with this style while waiting for my notoriously late doctor, having only a notebook and a ball point pen. I will introduce you to Copperplate-style outlines using Micron pens and then build up the strokes to allow for decorations and variations inside the letters later. This is similar to a tattoo style of lettering, where the tattoo needle just makes a mono line. The second week we will work on refinements of the letters and flourishes. Week 3 will be a mix of color and glitter fillings, special Zentangle-inspired patterning and jazzy writing on black paper. You won't want to miss this super relaxed class! Welcome to summer and fun letters!

Thursday, April 5, 2012


Oh what a wonderful weekend! I was invited to teach in North Carolina in Raleigh for the CLAS AGM. 25 wonderful new friends-and please check out their work here on my Flickr! go to ( Scroll past my lawn shots-Im putting a sustainable lawn and I will ahve the blog about that up Soon!) It was Letterista style and writing on fabric-making a book. I was housed in a beeautiful hotel and felt like a queen. Special big shout out to my host Liz Simmonds for organizing and wrangling me. On our desks were a cigar box full of calligraphic goodies prepared by Stephanie and Martha. ( see above) There are also pics of the exhibit of CLAS at the Cary Arts Center which was an old school house they have converted to an amazing space. Thank you so much for inviting me to your beautiful state! ( Thanks too for the hailstorm! It was amazing too!)