Hi, I’m Julia Bausenhardt, lettering artist and calligrapher.

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Recent Blog Posts

A look at the basic strokes

Today I want to take a look at all the basic strokes you need to construct your lower case letters. If you master these you’ll be equipped to write beautiful, well-formed letters, which is the foundation for good calligraphy. Like I already mentioned last week, it is...

The importance of learning the basics of modern calligraphy

Do you sometimes get frustrated with your progress when learning modern calligraphy? This might be because you’re not following one important step, that’s learning the basic strokes. Today I want to embark on a little series to show you the importance of learning the...

From my desk – video demo and changes in 2017

One of my goals this year is to share more of my work - actual projects that I have on my desk, and to share insights and progress from these. I hope you enjoy this departure from strictly educational posts about calligraphy all the time, to more personal insights and...

New calligraphy workbooks: Style no. 1 & Style No. 2

Since my free worksheets are such a popular resource for learning modern calligraphy, I’ve decided to create an extended premium version for those of you who want more detailed instructions and guidance. The workbooks are perfect for anyone who's just getting started...

How I organize my art and calligraphy supplies

We all know that there is such a thing as creative chaos - when I’m in the middle of working on a piece, I don’t care about the order of things, I try to keep the ideas flowing, and this works best by having all the necessary tools right beside me. This quickly...

How to make your own pomegranate ink

After making walnut ink last year I wanted to do something different - mainly because I still have several liters of walnut ink…so I started researching on how to make iron gall ink. Turns out you’ll need oak galls, which I couldn’t find in nature around here. I’m not...

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If you like my blog, you’re gonna love my online course CALLIGRAPHY ESSENTIALS! I’ll share the best tips and learning strategies for beginners who want to learn modern calligraphy. Delivered in easy-to-understand video lessons and accompanied by several worksheets. And I’ll guide you on your journey: You’ll get several homework assignments that you can upload for me to review, so that I can give you personal feedback and teach you on a more personal level. I want to give every student a fundamental understanding of calligraphy and the basic skills to write beatuful letters without feeling lost!


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