I'm a lefty and the lady behind Owl Post Lettering, a small shop based in Rochester, NY, offering calligraphy services, thoughtful gifts, and workshops in lettering and modern calligraphy.
I love words. I love letters. I have always loved the aesthetic of words and sentences and paragraphs. I was the kid in high school painting song lyrics on her ceiling. But after a failed middle-school attempt with a calligraphy kit, I assumed you had to be a "real artist" or some kind of superhero to make art with letters. It turns out, you don't have to be!
Anyone can try modern calligraphy! You can imagine my delight when I realized regular people could do this, and what's more, that I really enjoyed it! That was April 2016, and I have been practicing and making lettering art ever since.
This has already been such an amazing and fun journey. Lettering and calligraphy are so centering for me, and I feel so lucky that it found me. One of my favorite parts is that I can use it to make gifts! Thoughtful gifts are one of my love languages! I would love to make something special for you or your loved ones. Hit me up! And thanks for checking out Owl Post Lettering!
Sparkling water, coffee with cream, rosé
Depends on the day, right now I love the Tombow Fudenosuke hard tip, though I do much of my work digitally these days.
My husband Elliot, and our two kids, Ruby and Rory
(Nerd alert!) Doctor Who, Gilmore Girls, Parks & Rec, Parenthood
I would love to teach you what I know about modern calligraphy, lettering, and other crafts!
I have several classes available through the Rochester Brainery and am available for private workshops as well.
Modern brush calligraphy
In Modern Brush Calligraphy, we focus on using small-style brush pens to learn the basics of calligraphy and letter-shapes. Students receive practice sheets and pens and are given individual attention in a group setting. You will leave the class with the foundations of modern calligraphy and the confidence to keep practicing and create beautiful modern calligraphy!
Brush Calligraphy: Level 2
This new class will focus on layouts for lettering, as well as adding flourishing and more flair to your lettering! This class is for anyone who has taken Modern Brush Calligraphy (or has equivalent experience) and wants to really take their lettering and modern calligraphy to the next level.
This class focuses on the power-house of the dual-brush pen, specifically those made by Tombow. These brush pens have a large tip, which can be daunting to the beginner, but they can be used to create beautiful lettering art AND be used as watercolor paint to make exciting backgrounds for lettering and greeting cards. We will explore it all in this class!
Learn the beauty of watercolor lettering. Students will receive a paintbrush and paint to take home, along with the skills they need to keep practicing! We'll go over some lettering basics as well as blending paint seamlessly.
ipad lettering with the procreate app
iPad lettering is so versatile and so portable! Learn to use the Procreate app in this special digital-lettering class. We will go over the basics of using the app, plus some special tricks that are unique to the iPad. Students must have an iPad with Procreate installed and a stylus to participate (does not need to be an iPad Pro/Apple Pencil, though that is what I will be using).
Love the look of modern calligraphy but confused by the brush pen? In this class, we learn the shapes of modern calligraphy and how to add the weighted lines in, all by using thin pens. Plus! This class includes a craft where we will decorate our own journals to take home.
Making homemade pierogi
Not hand-lettering related, but I love to teach folks how to make homemade pierogi! I teach these classes seasonally through the Brainery, and they are available as a private class option as well.
Interested in a class that focuses on making a craft? Choose from any of the above classes, or let's make your idea come to life! Contact me for more details!
Or shop in person in Rochester, NY!
Upcoming local shows:
Saturday, November 3, and Sunday, November 4, 10am-4pm
Village Gate, 274 Goodman St, 14607
Saturday, November 17, 4-9pm
Wonderful Little Artisan Sale
Gallery Salon, 4 Elton Street, 14607
Friday, November 23 (Black Friday!), time TBD
Pop Up Shop
Little Button Craft, 658 South Ave, 14620
Saturday, November 24, 10am-4pm (Small Business Saturday)
Culver Road Armory, 155 Culver Road, 14620
Saturday, November 24, 2-6pm (Small Business Saturday)
Small Biz Soirée
Boxcar, 127 Railroad Street, 14609
Saturday, December 1
German House, 315 Gregory Street, #1, 14620
(there is an accessible entrance;
main entrance does have stairs)
Saturday, December 8, 11-4
Rochester Brainery, 176 Anderson Ave. F109, 14607
Little Button Craft
658 South Ave, 14620
176 Anderson Ave, 14607
145 Culver Rd, 14620
Finger Lakes Coffee Roasters
Have a question? Want something made just for you? Need a thoughtful gift? Want to collaborate?
I want to hear from you!