September 25, 2013

Chance to win classes for free!

Hey, everyone,
Thought I'd pass this on to those of you who enjoy taking online classes. I am a teacher with Creative Workshops, and 20 of the teachers are each giving away one of their classes. Many things are taught, so you might find something you'd like to be put on the list to win. 
This Blog Party Hop and Class Giveaway started yesterday and ends on the 29th. If you are interested, you can go to my blog at , read the first post, then follow the easy instructions.
This is fun!

September 07, 2013

Online Calligraphy Classes

For those of you who are following this blog, I thought I would let you know that I now have calligraphy classes online, if you are interested. What is so great about these classes is that you take them in the comfort of your own home, sitting at your computer (in your pajamas with that hot cup of coffee, or with your toddler safe and asleep in the crib..).

These classes are go-at-your-own-pace and start when you want to start. You can watch them over and over, for as long as you want. You can pause me, rewind, and look again at how I make a letterform. The site says they are open to you for a year, but I think you can watch them longer.

So far, I have Copperplate for Beginners, Copperplate Advanced Capitals, and Uncial a Medieval Script will open to the public on October 30.

If you want more info, you can email me (Kerr Pelto) at

Brush Italic is FUN!

This brush Italic is so much fun, and easy, and fast! I am photographing a couple today for their Engagement Announcement. The Bride had a bunch of pics on a Pinterest Board of hers of images that she wanted me to recreate. Lots of brides were holding homemade signs that said, "I said yes!" I was able to whip this one out in no time at all for her. 

Isn't it grand that we can do these things? 

I am so glad "I said Yes!" to calligraphy!!!

July 28, 2013

Deb's Thingy Holder

Hey, everyone. Here is a pic of what some of us gals did at Deb's house last week. Such fun! 

Deb had laid out a book at each of our chairs. They were old Golden Book Encyclopedias, all filled with lovely, colorful drawings. My book must have been all about foreign countries.

I hope you can tell that mine leans a little bit, and the tops of the rolled pages are not even. But that is how I wanted it. Well, maybe not the leaning part!

Instead of putting things inside this little treasure, I decided to put some of my prized artist's brushes inside the tubes that were made by rolling up the pages of the encyclopedia and then glued to the outside of a tin can.

I will undoubtedly put something inside the can as well, just have not figured out yet what that will be.

Thanks, Deb, for making this Playdate a reality, for making it fun, and for letting us express ourselves freely.

Remember girls: There is no comparing ourselves to others.

June 27, 2013

"Love" with 23K gold leaf

Hey, everyone,
Here is a link to a YouTube video by Dr. Joe Vitolo using 23K gold leaf over the word "Love," The way he uses gold makes it look REALLY EASY!!!

May 29, 2013

What's Up?

Hey! What have y'all been up to, creatively, lately? I want to know! I want to see!