Monday, April 27, 2009

How Nibs Work - Video Tutorial

If you're receiving this as an email entry, please click on the title and you can view the video tutorial online on my blog.

Calligraphy Nibs (broad-edged)
Nib Holders
Gum Arabic

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Blogging from my iPhone

Isn't technology amazing? Now can I attach a totally non-relevant photo of our newly diabetic kitty?

Wow! Will this work?

-- Post From My iPhone

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Sand and Blue Tuesday Created byhand Challenge

Here is my contribution to this week's Created byhand Challenge:

Made with

Monday, April 13, 2009

Video Tutorial - Nib Holders

And here is installment number 2!
If you are receiving this as an email update, please click on the title of this entry and you will go to the blog where you can view the video. (A little smoother delivery this time, still need the manicure! As long as I'm getting the information across - that's what matters!)

Both these tutorial can be found on my website in the appropriate product categories, as well as on my YouTube Channel. You can subscribe to the videos there.

Feel free to suggest other topics for video tutorials!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Tutorial Video - Introduction to Calligraphy Nibs

Well, these have been a long time in coming.....
I have been planning to make tutorials for over a year, but I have lots of excuses! Here is my first try. It often takes me a while to get into "teaching gear" and I didn't get to that point in this video - luckily the next one is smoother!

My son tells me I don't sound anything like this. And anyone know a good manicurist???? lol!

I sometimes get emails asking some basic questions about calligraphy and I hope this is the beginning of answering those questions.

If you are receiving this as an email update, please click on the title above and you will be taken to this blog where your can view the video.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Created byhand Challenge - Spring

Happy Easter!

I hope you're having a happy and relaxing Easter - and that you find some time to be creative!

This was lettered using

Bristle Brush to load gouache into your pen and to make rough frame around photo

Collagevisions Easter Digital Collage Sheet (found on Kelly Burton's Etsy page - not a QFD product, darn it!)

When I mixed the gouache, I used white as the base and added a tiny amount of the Chromium Oxide Green. This made the mixture a bit too green to match the eggs, so I added an even tinier amount of Paris Blue. It has to dry before you can tell if your match is close!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Add to the new Quietfire Creations flickr Pool for a chance to win!

I have started a flickr group. It's called Quietfire Creations.
The idea is to add and share the artwork you have made
*using Quietfire Rubber Stamps*
into the Group Pool. It's here:

Right now, I'm the only person there... sniff. Please join me!

I don't see flickr as a discussion group, but a place to upload artwork for lots of people to see. You can view all the artwork
as a slideshow! Love it! You don't need to be a member to view the Group

At the end of April, I will draw a name from the people who have uploaded
artwork. The prize will be a goody bag of Quietfire Rubber!

Stamp without Limits!!!!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Quicky Little contest

I will send a rubber stamp to the first person who can tell me which page of the April/May 2009 Stampers' Sampler this ad appears on!

Leave your entry in the comments!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Poisson d'Avril!

It never hurts to recycle old artwork! Happy April Fool's Day!