Karla Lim • Written Word / Part II

We are so excited to give you part II of Karla Lim of of Written Word Calligraphy’s interview and also to share her second beautifully lettered quote, a favorite around these parts.  We are so looking forward to spring! Thank you Karla for participating, please leave comments to let Karla know how much this interview was appreciated!!!

Any tips for newbies on how to develop their own style?

Start with writing your letters from A-Z. Force yourself to write each letter in 5 new ways that you haven’t written it in. Explore each letter thoroughly. Vary heights and widths of letters, and spaces between letters, and different ways of connecting letters. And of course, practice, practice, practice.

Any recommendations of books or classes for lettering enthusiasts to further their studies?

Molly Suber Thorpe’s Modern Calligraphy book!

Do you have some favorite projects you would like me to mention?

I love my handmade paper suites and my semi-custom suites!

Any advice on what ‘not’ to do?

Don’t copy other people’s work!

Name one random talent you have that people may not know?

I can lick my elbow.


Karla's Shopping List

Paper Ink Arts’ penholders
Blue Pumpkin nibs
Hunt 22 nibs
Dr. Ph Martin’s Copperplate gold
Bristol paper
2B Pencils

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