• 3 Unique Ways to Add Calligraphy to Your Life

    March 10, 2020

    You’ve attended a calligraphy workshop or maybe just started getting into the hobby while holed up during a pandemic. You’re doodling on every scrap piece of paper and to-do list that you can find, and finding any excuse to make personalized place cards or send snail mail with jazzy calligraphy envelopes to your pals. You’re […]

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  • When to Send Your Wedding Invitations

    February 17, 2020

    “When should I even send my invitations?” As a wedding stationer I hear this question all the time. To help clear the air about common worries and misconceptions when it comes to planning your wedding stationery, here’s a super simple timeline. The Wedding Invitation Timeline One Year to 6 Months Out: Send save-the-date Whether you’re […]

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  • How I Accidentally Found Mindfulness with Calligraphy

    December 25, 2019

    Many of us have heard that practicing mindfulness will help us relax, reduce stress and minimize anxiety. And boy oh boy, learning to relax and unwind during stressful times in our lives has never been more relevant than during a pandemic. If you’re looking for a social distancing activity to open up your creativity and […]

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  • The Budding Calligrapher’s Holiday Gift Guide

    November 28, 2019

    Whether you’re calligraphy curious, have taken one of my beginner workshops, or you’re ready to take your projects up a notch, there’s something we can all agree on: we love pens, paper, and creating beautiful things. There’s something about crafting that soothes the soul, calligraphy especially! If you’re looking for something special for the beginner […]

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  • How To Make Hand-Lettered Holiday Ornaments

    November 19, 2019

    It’s officially the holiday season here at Cody Calligraphy – and with that comes custom calligraphy ornament orders. The fun thing about making holiday ornaments, is that the opportunities are endless. But sometimes it can be hard to know where to start and what tools you should invest in. Acrylic ornaments are a fun, inexpensive […]

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  • How to Hold a Brush Pen (and Other Tips!)

    November 07, 2019

    I’ve written about my all-time favourite brush pens already, so now it’s time to go back to basics and share some tried-and-true tips about how to get a grip on setting up your workspace (….see what I did there?? 😅). Maybe you’ve splurged on some tools already, or maybe you’re attending one of my in-person […]

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  • Engaged? 💍 The First 3 Things You Need to Do

    October 25, 2019

    Engaged? Congrats!! Surprise… now there are a ton of things to decide about the big day.

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  • My Favourite Tools

    September 18, 2019

    The most frequently asked question any calligrapher gets to their DMs is a frantic “what pen is this???”. There are so many tools and brush pens out there, so here’s a round-up of the supplies that I always have stocked in my home studio. You’ll also get a free starter kit at my in-person beginner […]

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  • Tutorial: Faux Calligraphy

    September 03, 2019

    Learn the basics of modern calligraphy without needing expensive tools.

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  • How to Plan a Wedding that Doesn’t Suck

    July 30, 2019

    “My wedding was so stressful, I broke out into hives and became physically sick to my stomach on the day, so I couldn’t even enjoy it.” This is from a real conversation I had with an acquaintance of mine recently. She talked about how she caved to traditions and pressure from friends and family, listed […]

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