Join us for our november challenge!

To join in our weekly 24-hour challenge, check our Instagram feed on Wednesdays to learn the prompt for the following day. Letter the day's prompt or create an illustration or choose a quote inspired by it... just get creative and have fun! Post your work on Instagram using #tlt_thankfulthursday in the caption and tag us @theletteringtribe so we can see your creations and feature your work.

 

Scroll down to learn about the artists/administrators behind The Lettering Tribe.


Aida

@artsycraftsy

Aida comes from Brunei which is on the tropical island of Borneo and was formerly an early years educator. Now a multitasking SAHM her loves include her uber-gamer husband and 2 kids, music, rainbows and unicorns, organizing, spreading positive vibes, drinking copious amounts of coffee and of course, lettering!

Lettering since: June 2016

Favourite materials: Royal Talens Ecolines, Kuretake metallic colours, Finetec, Prima Marketing Inc. watercolor confections, water brushes, Winsor & Newton Cotman Round brushes, Uniball Signo sparkling pens, colorful scrapbook paper backgrounds

Fan of: Mean Girls, The Princess Bride, Clueless, Harry Potter, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Veronica Mars, FRIENDS, Gilmore Girls, The Office, The Real Housewives, Roald Dahl, Maeve Binchy, Radiohead, Incubus, Adele, Sara Bareilles, John Mayer, music from the 90’s/00’s


Ai Ling

@doodlingdarling

Ai Ling is from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She works as a Software Engineer by day and calligrapher wannabe by night. Calligraphy and journaling is her current cray. She loves wine and coffee as much as she loves her husband (just kidding!)

Lettering since: October 2016

Favourite materials: Kuretake water brush and pointed pen

Fan of: Grey's Anatomy, HIMYM, Suits, Gilmore Girls


Alyssa

@lyssletters

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Alyssa is a Tucson-based lettering and watercolor artist who decided to pursue her passion after graduating college in 2015. When she is not creating art, she is working as a receptionist at a small law firm. Her hobbies include reading, coffee, crosswords, makeup/fashion, and yoga. One day she aspires to be a mother to at least four cats.

Lettering since: April 2016

Favorite Materials: Tombow fudenosuke soft tip, Winsor & Newton Cotman round brushes, Dr. Ph. Martin's Hydrus watercolors, Prima Marketing Inc. watercolor confections, Strathmore gray toned paper

Fan of: Bob's Burgers, Rick & Morty, Lovesick, How I Met Your Mother, The Office, Parks & Rec, Studio Ghibli movies, stand-up comedy, Kurt Vonnegut, Harry Potter, movie scores, Nicki Minaj, CHVRCHES, The 1975, Sylvan Esso, The Weepies, One Direction


Amanda

@amajoletters

Amanda was born and raised in Montreal, Canada and currently works as a daycare educator. When she’s not working with kids or lettering, you’ll likely find her reading, taking an aimless walk, drinking tea, or taking a nap. She’s also passionate about food, all types of music, nature, and travel.

Lettering since: May 2016

Favorite materials: Winsor & Newton Cotman round brushes, Pentel Aquash water brush, Sakura Koi & Dr. Ph. Martin’s Hydrus watercolors, Tombow fudenosuke, Pentel fude touch sign pens, mixed media & watercolour papers

Fan of: Community, Game of Thrones, Pedro Almodóvar, Jean-Marc Vallée, Wes Anderson, José Saramago, Gabriel García Márquez, Bon Iver, Patrick Watson (whom she’s seen in concert approximately 15 times)


Blair

@squidandbirch

squidandbirch.com

Blair is a Kansas City native and former chef and pastry baker.  She loves books, listening to and playing folk music, Netflix, camping and hiking, plant foods, beer, chocolate, and black coffee.  She has a kick-ass husband and two baby daughters.

Lettering Since: October 2016

Favorite Materials: Micron pens, Tombow brush pens, Prismacolor colored pencils, Sakura Gelly Roll pens, Kuretake watercolors, kraft paper.

Fan of: Vonnegut, Hemingway, Harry Potter, The Magicians, musical theatre, any and all Wes Anderson and Quentin Tarantino movies, Freaks and Geeks, Gilmore Girls, Parks and Rec, Twin Peaks, Veep, David Bowie, Queen, The Beatles, Billy Joel


Cerise

@squinks_art

squinksart.com

Cerise resides in the Bay Area with her husband, two rescue pups, handicat and a bunch of succy, prickly children. When Cerise isn’t lettering, drawing Daily Donuts or making watercolor moons, she plays upright bluegrass bass and sings while her husband plays mandolin. She loves sewing, dinosaurs, roller blading or walking with her dogs, baking, glitter, collecting vintage glassware and pins of all sorts, gardening, knitting, drinking tons of coffee, and a good Scottish gin martini over an attempt at a quantum physics discussion with her husband.

Lettering Since: September 2016

Favorite Materials: Copic Sketch markers, Marvy Uchida Le Plume II brush markers, Microns, Dr. Ph. Martin’s Hydrus and Calligraphy colors, Kuretake gansai tambi starry colors

Fan of: The Princess Bride, Led Zeppelin, space, natural history, all things sparkly and fiber-y, Ursula Leguin, Narnia, Redwall, Harry Potter, dog rescues, The X-Files, Bob’s Burgers, Balsam Range


Chelsea

@chelcletters

Chelsea is a member of the subgroup #tucsonbadsnitches that includes Michelle and Alyssa. Her arty base is in drawing and cartooning (mostly ballpoint illustration.) She has two rescue dogs that she constantly trains and pours her heart into: Willow and Oso. She lives in Tucson with her lovely boyfriend of five years. Coffee is always an option.

Lettering Since: September 2016

Favorite Materials: Artline Stix, Artists Loft dual brush pens, Gelly Roll pens, skinny Sharpies, white Signo Uniball on toned paper

Fan Of: Harry Potter, George R.R. Martin, Richard Yates, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Mad Men, Fixer Upper, Rescue Me, Adventure Time, almost anything on the Food Network, Louis C.K., Bill Burr, sweeping cinematic orchestral music that makes her heart swell


Dani

@sorryforwastingpaint

busybeecalligraphy.etsy.com

Dani was born and raised in Indiana (#hoosierpride!) where she still lives with her husband, 3 cats, and parrot. Her two biggest passions are animals and art! Dani has a BA in Graphic Design and Communication Arts. While in college, she took the opportunity to study as many fine art courses as she possibly could, and her favorite thing to do is learn about new art forms.

Lettering Since: July of 2016

Favorite Materials: brush markers, watercolor, fibers, ceramics

Fan of: Harry Potter, Doctor Who, Firefly, The Hunger Games, X-Files, Star Wars, Star Trek, Supernatural, LOTR, Waterhouse, Warhol, Van Gogh


Jess L.

@wildflowersformochas

Jess L. lives in Austin, Texas with her husband Jack, daughter Eloise, and fuzzy pup Ozzie. She works as a theatre teacher for elementary and middle school students. When Jess isn't lettering, you can usually find her taking walks with her family, re-reading Harry Potter for the 15th time, and sipping an inappropriately large cup of coffee.

Lettering since: August 2016

Favorite Materials: Kuretake fudegokochi, Tombow dual brush pens, Zig Brushables, Artline Stix, Sharpie brush pens, watercolor brushes & paints, watercolor and mixed media paper, iPad Pro, Apple Pencil, Procreate App

Fan of: Harry Potter universe, musical theatre, Hamilton, Disney & Pixar, Friends, Bob’s Burgers, Parks & Rec, The Office, 30 Rock, Arrested Development, LOTR, HIMYM, Rowling, Shakespeare, Austen, Verne, CS Lewis, Gilmore Guys, improv4humans, the RobCast


Jess T.

@jesstipletters

lefthandlettering.etsy.com

Jessica is a lefty living in a very Gilmore Girls-esque town in eastern Connecticut. She was born and raised in the southeast and moved last year with her husband and two labs. She was previously a pediatric oncology nurse and is now filling her time with the occasional nursing gig and dreams of owning a brewery. Obsessions include puppy-cuddling, craft beer, pizza, fish tacos, weightlifting, a constant stream of podcasts, world travel, breakfast, brunch, and brinner.

Lettering since: October 2016

Favorite materials: Artist Loft palette, giant round Utrecht brush, kraft paper, Canson watercolor paper, Brause nibs

Favorites: Harry Potter, The Office, Parks and Rec, Arrested Development, any WWII-themed movie or show, the Lumineers, basically all modern folk music


Kristen

@kphletters

kphletters.etsy.com

Kristen is a proud redheaded lefty who was born, raised, and resides in the suburbs of NYC. Formerly an accountant in the big city, Kristen is now a stay at home mom to her and her husband's two daughters. Besides lettering and other artsy pursuits, her current passions include not cleaning, not doing laundry, cookies, beer, pizza, and bingeing on podcasts.

Lettering since: June 2016

Favorite materials: Tombow dual brush pens and fudenosukes, Dr. Ph. Martin's Hydrus watercolors, Uniball Signo gel pens, Canson marker and watercolor papers

Fan of: Simon & Garfunkel, Billy Joel, The Lumineers, 90's-00's hip hop, One Direction, Disney and Pixar films, true crime documentaries, Impractical Jokers, Bob's Burgers, Friends, Arrested Development, anything that will make her laugh until she cries


Michelle

@desert_dwellers

myonlyconnect.wordpress.com

Michelle is a Tucsonan (or T-loc) who has to continually remind herself that she can’t hug cacti. She is currently a full time graduate student at the University of Arizona in Epidemiology working as a teaching assistant in public health and a graduate assistant in africana studies. Her favorite pastimes are reading, journaling, writing poetry, and exploring the desert.

Lettering since: August 2016

Favorite Materials: Pentel fude touch sign pens, Tombow brush pens, Kuretake water brush and gansai tambi watercolors

Fan of: Kurt Vonnegut, Toni Morrison, Maya Angelou, Sylvia Plath, Langston Hughes, Black Mirror, Riverdale, House, Gossip Girl (guilty pleasure,) Stevie Wonder, Andrew McMahon, Motown


Nicole

@nicolettering

Nicole is from Raleigh, NC and currently splits her time between there and Charlotte where her boyfriend just relocated. In addition to lettering and painting she has a huge passion for photography and has been working on establishing her own business. She also loves her fur babies, listening to podcasts, and weekend adventures exploring new cities.

Lettering since: September 2016

Favorite Materials: Dr. Ph. Martin's liquid watercolors, size 1 round Grumbacher brush, Tombow fudenosuke soft tip

Fan of: Harry Potter; any and all mystery podcasts including Up and Vanished, Serial, and My Favorite Murder; How I Met Your Mother; Parks and Rec; Lost; Friends; House of Cards; Game of Thrones


Sarah

@sarah_letters

@littleempireletterpress

Sarah is from Australia and lives near Melbourne. She previously worked in the legal industry before pursuing her love for all things lettering, calligraphy, and letterpress. She loves listening to podcasts, live music, and books and she's still waiting for that owl to arrive with her Hogwarts letter.

Lettering Since: June 2016

Favourite Materials: Tombow dual brush pens and fudenosukes, Pentel fude touch sign pens, Dr. Ph. Martin's Hydrus watercolors, Ecoline brush markers

Fan of: Harry Potter, Tarantino films, The Walking Dead, The Office, Parks & Rec, Arrested Development, Veep, Veronica Mars


Shannon

@shannonhigg1

Shannon is a West Texas native who works as an elementary art teacher by day. At night or in the summer, you can find her drawing and painting the day away. When not lettering and painting, she is hanging out with her nephews and niece, walking her dog, Netflix bingeing, being transported to different worlds via books, napping, and drinking coffee. She is also known for “living life in her own little fairytale."

Lettering since: June 2016

Favorite Materials: watercolor or mixed media paper, Kuretake gansai tambi watercolors, Dr. Ph. Martin’s watercolors, Sakura Micron fine liners, Winsor and Newton Cotman brushes, Tombow mono pencil, anything Tombow or Sakura related

Fan of: Harry Potter, Disney, LOTR, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Parks and Rec, Scrubs, The Office, GOT, HIMYM, Gilmore Girls, Friends,  Carlos Ruiz Zafon, Sarah Addison Allen, Jane Austen, Chuck Palahniuk, Harlan Coben, Sarah J. Maas, Pierce Brown, Patrick Rothfuss, Classic Rock, Queen, Maroon 5, One Republic, 80s music