Meet the Note Writer

NoteWriter Collage
I first came across Jesslyn’s beautiful caligraphy and design on Instagram.  I hired Jesslyn last November, to do the lettering for my new logo design.  I am happy to introduce you to her work and her journey. 

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In your own words, what is “The Note Writer”?

The Note Writer is a boutique graphic design studio, which specializes in modern calligraphy. My calligraphy is created by hand using a nib, pen holder, ink and paper. The design is then digitally edited to create high quality logos and prints.

How did you become interested in calligraphy? And what has your craft taught you?

I received a calligraphy kit as a child but couldn’t figure out how to write with it. Then a few years ago I became interested in the art of letterpress and acquired my own vintage press. I started reading a lot of letterpress and design books and decided to study graphic design in 2013. Through my studies I gained a greater understanding of typography and handwritten fonts and then became exposed to the work of a lot of talented calligraphers, which made me decided to have another go at learning this beautiful art.

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Imagine

Imagine Sign GR

Hello Monday.

It is amazing how much can shift in one week.

Last Monday, when I wrote this post, I was in a swirl after de-cluttering the storage areas around my home. I had heavy emotions coming up (i.e. “despair”) and was not feeling moved to make any big plans for 2015.

The next day, on Tuesday, as I was journaling at one of my favorite cafe’s and I had a quiet nudge to walk a few doors down to a beautiful historic building to inquire about a room that I thought may be available to rent. Continue reading

Quotable

Leaf Collage GR

Hello Monday

I am in the middle of a tidying sweep through my kitchen and storage areas, which seems to be stirring up an emotional wave along with it.  As I write this, the guts of my kitchen cabinets are across the dining room table. I have already taken at least 5 bags of kitchen and other goods to the Salvation Army.  So, instead of attempting to write while feeling in such a swirl, I am going to to share some favorite quotes and images that I came across last week.  Continue reading