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All the MARCH news & tips!
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Create Calm With Calligraphy

 

Just Breathe.
 

Welcome to Kelly Letters

Learn Calligraphy & Lettering with me!
Visit my website: www.kellycreates.ca
A warm "Hello" to new subscribers... and "Welcome Back" to everyone else!

CoronaVirus Covid-19 & Calligraphy Craziness

Well, the excitement about the new decade being 2020 has certainly worn off quickly. Here we are facing a pandemic and all the anxiety and fear it brings with it. I find myself picking up my pens and paint to feel creative and calm.
I actually had the flu after the January tradeshow and now wonder if it was the CoronaVirus. I seemed to have the symptoms, but this happened just before the news broke. 
I'm trying to look at the positive side of things and not feel like everything is out of control. Maybe with spending more time a home and in isolation, we can sit down and get creative with art, lettering, and crafts.
At the end of February, I taught a workshop of 50 people in Dixon, California, at It's All About the Scrapbook. This store is huge and the classroom and is even bigger! We had a fantastic day of lettering! 
I have a bunch of NEW Watercolor Lettering workshops lined up in the next few months: Olando, Dallas, Costa Rica, and Toronto but I'm uncertain about them being rescheduled. We will figure workshop dates out whenever the pandemic subsides and if you signed up for any of them, you will be contacted if class is cancelled. 
Workshop Info
Maybe you want to  learn to paint pretty letters.... My new book The Art of Watercolor Lettering will help you get started.  To order on Amazon! CLICK HERE 
Canadians can click HERE for Amazon.ca 
You can de-stress and relax by practicing your lettering with my workbooks. Or you can download, print and practice using my worksheets  The NEW Bouncy style "Making Connections" Greetings are now available on my website. Use these tracing guides to connect strokes and letters to write pretty words! Click HERE or the button below to learn more.
New Bouncy Worksheets
To find out if my workshops at the Scrapbook & Stamp Expos are cancelled or rescheduled, please check their website for updates. My classes at Orlando, FL, Irving TX, and Schaumburg, IL.might have changed dates because of the CoronaVirus . CLICK HERE for more info.
The Adventures of Finn --- Finn has been quite naughty these past few months. He finally went to a groomer and got a trim. Every day there is some excitement with him!
Here is my new YouTube video about cute lettering!
Click HERE to visit my YouTube Channel!
WATERCOLOR UPDATE: The entire new collection should be in my online store very soon! 
This month our Facebook group "Kelly Creates Art & Calligraphy" are writing all the 'Lucky' words!  Come join us and click HERE to participate in a friendly, creative community!
The Kelly Creates Dream Team has been busy creating so many wonderful spring projects with all the pretty pens! Some guest lettering artists are also offering tutorials every month. Come take a look and CLICK HERE.
 
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 online shop www.kellycreatesstore.com 
Buy "The Art of Brush Lettering Book"
 GIVEAWAY: This month's prize is my new book The Art of Watercolor Lettering. One newsletter subscriber will win this book, 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 Multicolour Bullet Tip pens is Alma Gonzalez ! Please email me kellycreates101@gmail.com to claim your prize.
TIP OF THE MONTH: Improve your control by drawing your ascenders and descenders with increasingly larger loops. Think 'small' ...'medium'....'large' loops. Write them very close together and keep the same slant.
If you're using any of my products online and sharing photos, please tag #kellycreates and hopefully I will find your posts!
Free MARCH worksheet

Loopy Drill

Ascender & Descender Loops are a lot harder than they seem. Try changing the size of your loops with this tracing sheet. Practice with your large brush tip pens, like the Dream pens, and small brush tips, like the Kelly Creates Multicolor Small Brush pens.  (NOTE: This worksheet is available on my website as a free download. Remember to always print onto smooth LaserJet paper or use Kelly Creates tracing paper on top of regular copy paper)

Click HERE to download and print your free worksheet.
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