M2B Studio - Calligraphy by Missy Briggs

I make up words like "penvy"

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I thought I made up this word. I hashtagged it in my Instagram post, and saw a thousand other posts! It's real. When you start a new hobby, it's easy to get caught up in the best supplies on the market. I do! I'm a crazy brush pen shopaholic!

When I began lettering again after many years, I searched "modern calligraphy" and perused site after site of both free guides and online courses. The instructors had listed their favorite tools. Then I went onto a supplier site and THEY had a list of beginners tools. Then I got on Instagram and it all went downhill. Supplies and suggestions galore!

The most important thing to note is that you need very little. You need a brush marker, some smooth paper, a pencil, and a ruler. That's all you need. I'm sure you have three out of the four items in your home already. So get to work practicing. 

Public Service Announcement: If you're like me, you'll not be able to pass up a crazy pants deal. Click on my Amazon suggestions below. They are having a sale (and I know by posting this I'll only have to edit and update when the sale is over, but that's the kind of girl I am). Fifty four percent off a 96-pack ENTIRE COLLECTION OF TOMBOW DUAL BRUSH MARKERS is an awesome deal. You don't need it, but it's 54% off retail. Woo and hoo!

As always, my entire list of favorite tools are in this handy list