Thoughts on Writing

For the Modern Penman

Calligrafair 2019

October 10th, 2019 by D. T. Grimes

This year’s gathering of calligraphers in Monrovia, California will be the third time I’ve ventured south to see my friends and enjoy the knowledge and company of my peers. Each time I’ve made the trip I’ve told myself: “This is a long way to go for just popping in for an afternoon.”, and I have regretted leaving as soon as my contribution was complete.

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Mini Lesson in Script with The Happy Ever Crafter

August 2nd, 2019 by D. T. Grimes

I am feeling very grateful to Becca Courtice for giving me a chance to talk about my passion for Engrosser’s Script on her Youtube channel this morning. Engrosser’s Script is a very exciting and technically demanding style of pointed pen calligraphy and I hope that this lesson introduces and piques the interest of some of you out there.

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Calligraphy Masters Podcast #004

March 4th, 2019 by D. T. Grimes

I was honored to be asked for an interview on the new Calligraphy Masters Podcast. The whole interview is about an hour and a half. We cover some interesting topics. Worth throwing on in the background while you practice!

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Plans for 2019

January 14th, 2019 by D. T. Grimes

For the last decade, I’ve watched January 1st come and go with apathy. I’m not the kind of person that likes to make bold claims and promises about what I can accomplish in the next calendar year. That being said, our studio is finally growing to a point where we can put some real muscle behind certain efforts. I’m excited to talk a little bit about what may be in store for Masgrimes, but first I’d like to say “Thank you” to each of you who have been so supportive of this journey. I wouldn’t be where I am today without people like you.

If you’ve been following along for some time, you might know that over the last five years I’ve gone from being a complete novice to teaching around the world. Five years isn’t a lot of time in the grand scheme of things. I know plenty of calligraphers who have been in the industry for 20+ years, and that has me thinking: If I want to continue to grow, produce, and innovate, what are the foundations upon which I should be building? In 15 years, what do I want to look back on and be proud of?

I’m a firm believer that clear direction instigates productive growth. In the spirit of that, here are five big things I’m hoping to accomplish, or at least make progress on, in 2019.

Masgrimes Dreaming In Script - Engrosser's Script

Improving course offerings

At the point of writing this, we are in the home stretch of our first time through the Dreaming In Script – Engrosser’s Script. What started off as a twelve-week outline has become something much, much bigger. I’m excited to get a chance to go through and edit large sections of the course while finding the best ways to optimize it. The Second Edition of this course will come sometime this year, alongside another launch campaign and a slew of examples from the first students to complete it.

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