Need a bit of romantic inspiration? See who calligrapher Sarah Barrett loves to watch on instagram & what she has to say about her work. As an artist and super-inspiring instagrammer, she'll have you sketching all your favorite quotes in your day planner like a boss.
TOP 9 Wedding INSTAGRAM ACCOUNTS TO FOLLOW
as curated by calligrapher, Sarah Barrett
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@ailsamunrodressmaker / @bethmorganphotography / @blackbirdcreative_ / @katiedessinphoto / @kristinsweeting / @lindsayvallas / @michelleleaphotographie / @starlingandsage / @thepetalerco
Meet the Curator: @sarahbcalligraphy
How did you start in the calligraphy field?
I graduated with my BFA in graphic design and had just finished an internship August 2014. While in the process of waiting to hear back from job applications and interviews, I wanted to be productive. I've always been a fan of typography and handlettering, so I saw a class taught online about the basics of calligraphy. Besides that video, I'm pretty much self-taught and already knew the typography basics. It was very organic, and I learned pretty quickly. I learned on a whim and never looked back!
What advice do you have for people who are trying to learn calligraphy? Are there classes / books / blogs you love?
Go slow and have patience. You aren't going to learn it overnight. Also, learn the basics! The way you hold a calligraphy pen is totally different from a regular pen. I think some great resources are iampeth.com, thepostmansknock.com, beinfaitcalligraphy.com, and thefozzybook.com. I actually do have a worksheet for beginner's calligraphy that I've taught people with!
You add calligraphy to so many cool items...
I've lettered on agate slices, and that was pretty cool. I love being able to try my skill on different objects! It's so fun to experiment as well.
Your instagram feed is a gorgeous mix of your work & life...
My work IS my life! I love it, so it's very easy to have my Instagram feed seem like it's a mix of both. I like showing people the real me. I want to be authentic for those interested in my work and engage with them!
My name is Sarah Barrett, and I own Sarah B. Calligraphy where I strive to empower your love with lettered details. I create bespoke invitations, paper details, hand-lettered signs, and watercolor florals. I love creating items that can transition from the event to your home.