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My European Tour!

February is here and my new workshop schedule is in full swing! First I attended and did demos for 2 trade shows: Creativation in Phoenix and Creative World in Frankfurt, Germany.  
I'm really excited about all my new products....which are now available, except for the pens, which should be ready by April. 
After the tradeshow in Frankfurt at the beginning of February, I taught calligraphy workshops in Germany (Scrapbook Werkstatt) and Spain (CraftVan and Milbby).
At Scrapbook Werkstatt in Gelnhausen, I taught Level 1 and Level 2 brush lettering. Danke Kristina and her staff who made this experience so special for us. 
I had a warm welcome in Spain in Valencia at CraftVan Feb 7-8!  These groups were so much fun with lots of lively conversation and laughter. Big kisses to Anna of CraftVan who invited me to Spain last year and made my visit so enjoyable. 
Then I taught at Milbby in Zaragoza and Madrid Feb 16-17. Beautiful stores filled with all the art and crafts supplies you would ever need.  Muchos Gracias to Patricia, Beatriz, Carlos and Luis for making these events happen. 
I tried to capture these beautiful countries in my sketch book whenever possible. (Pentalic Aqua Journal and Sakura Koi Field Sketch Box 24)
And don't get me started about the FOOD!
March workshops: The next workshop will be with 250 people at Planner Con in San Francisco March 1 - 3! And then I'm teaching at home on March 9 in Treasured Memories (sold out). Seattle workshops will be March 16-17 at Studio Life (Levels 1 and 2). 
Click for Workshop Info
If you want to really improve your calligraphy technique, then focus on underturns. Here is my newest video tutorial that you might find helpful. 
Click HERE to visit my YouTube Channel!
If you shop online and would like to pick up a few hand lettering items, there is a sale going on now in my online store. Click HERE to visit 
This month our Facebook group "Kelly Creates Art & Calligraphy" are writing beautiful words with a "love" theme!  Come join us and click HERE to participate in a friendly, creative community!
My design team has been busy in January and February!  These lettering artists are sharing so many fabulous designs and How-To's on my blog !  Click HERE to read  more, learn and be inspired! 
Did you know my book The Art of Brush Lettering has been translated into 5 languages? If you can't attend a workshop, then reading my instructional book is the next best thing. It is a very detailed guide with a TON of stroke by stroke photos and directions. Plus, you get both large brush pen and small brush pen sample tracing guides for lowercase AND uppercase letters.Click HERE to buy my book in my new online shop 
Buy "The Art of Brush Lettering Book"
 GIVEAWAY: This month's prize is a Kelly Creates Creative Journal, with a lovely faux suede embossed cover. You can choose from pink or black. One newsletter subscriber will win a journal, and I will announce the winner next newsletter. (Every month we will have a newsletter giveaway and you must be subscribed to win)

WINNER of Last Month's Giveaway of the Kelly Creates Multicolor Bullet tip pens is Beatriz Casas !
TIP OF THE MONTH: Practice your bouncy lettering using the Kelly Creates Lined Practice Pad. If you highlight the waistline and baseline with different colours, you will clearly see your strokes above and below the lines. (Photo & Lettering by Stephanie Rooney @simplystephlettering)
The Adventures of Finn: Finn was pretty excited when I returned home, especially when I gave him a toy gift from a really sweet workshop attendee, Silvia! I also want to say a heartfelt thank you to so many kind and generous people in Germany and Spain who presented me with many special gifts. This is a trip I will never forget. 
If you're using any of my products online and sharing photos, please tag #kellycreates and hopefully I will find your posts!
Free February worksheet

Happy Birthday!

To celebrate my birthday this month, I created this cute calligraphy cupcake for you to trace and practice your technique. I used my medium black Kelly Creates brush pen. Try drawing the cupcake with thick and thin strokes just like I did!  (NOTE: This worksheet is available on my website as a free download. Remember to always print onto smooth LaserJet paper or use tracing paper on top of regular copy paper)

Click HERE to download and print your free worksheet.
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