Β© Becca Courtice | πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦

calligraphy | art | workshops currently on tour in: πŸ“Œ Melbourne ⇩ Learn calligraphy! ⇩

http://www.thehappyevercrafter.com/

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Double tap if you’d like to learn how to doodle journal! (Currently brainstorming how I could make this a workbook topic πŸ€”βœπŸ»)
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Currently in Melbourne but here’s a little flashback to my time in Xi’an, China last month! πŸ‡¨πŸ‡³
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#HECworldtour#calligraphy#moderncalligraphy#calligrafriends#learncalligraphy#digitalnomad#learnlettering#lettering#lonelyplanet#brushcalligraphy#calligrapher#artist#art#micronpens#goodtype#handtype#handmadefont#dailytype#creativepreneur#doodle#bujo#journaling#traveljournal

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Yes or no answer: in this day and age, do you still send snail mail holiday cards? People tell me I’m old school, but I can’t be the only one. Help me out below!! πŸ‘‡πŸ»
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✍🏻: @sakuraofamerica Micron pens & Koi Coloring Brush, Uniball Signo white gel pen!
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#handlettering, #handmadefont, #lettering, #learnlettering, #chalklettering, #chalkart, #mirrorlettering, #mirrorart, #calligraphy, #fauxcalligraphy, #moderncalligraphy, #learncalligraphy, #mirrorcalligraphy, #handmade, #artist, #art, #goodtype, #handtype, #typism, #doodle

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The finished product from my previous post! πŸŽ„πŸŽ…πŸΌβ„οΈ
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✍🏻: Uni Chalk Markers (swipe to see photo)

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Haaaaaaalp- I’m starting to get homesick AF for the cozy, snowy holiday season at home! ❄️ This warm Australian climate is amazing and all- but omg, I need something to get me in the holiday spirit.
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PLZ HIT ME WITH ALL YOUR FAVOURITE HOLIDAY MOVIES BELOW! πŸ‘‡πŸ»πŸŽ„
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(I totally vandalized our Airbnb today and I’m totally not taking it down before we leave! πŸŽ…πŸΌ)
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#handlettering#handmadefont#lettering#learnlettering#chalklettering#chalkart#mirrorlettering#mirrorart#calligraphy#fauxcalligraphy#moderncalligraphy#learncalligraphy#mirrorcalligraphy#handmade#artist#art#goodtype#handtype#typism#doodle

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10 points if you can tell me what pen I used to do this! πŸ‘‡πŸ» (Hint: it’s not a Tombow!)
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Answer, tutorial video and FREE WORKSHEETS and video at www.thehappyevercrafter.tv!!!! πŸŽ‰β˜ΊοΈ
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#crayola#crayolalettering#crayoligraphy#brushlettering#fauxcalligraphy#calligraphy#lettering#letteringtutorial#diycalligraphy#calligraphydiy#learncalligraphy#learnlettering#moderncalligraphy

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If you had to be one colour of watercolour paint, what colour would you be? πŸ‘‡πŸ» Vote below!
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@blackchalkco and I visited @winsornewtonau today and had a blast playing with all the colours!!!!
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🎨: @winsornewton watercolour paints
πŸ“œ: @arches.art cold pressed watercolour paper

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G I V E A W A Y ! πŸ™ŒπŸ» UPDATE: giveaway is closed! The winners are: @soap.and.watercolors, @momtoeve, @genhuang! Congrats! Please DM me your shipping information! πŸŽ‰
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If you’ve been following, you know I’m currently traveling through the land of the Artline Stix- aka Australia! So I thought... what better way to share a bit of it with you guys than to send you some brush pen souvenirs?!
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3 people will win a set of these fun @artline_au brush pens- tough to find in many places of the world!
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Here’s how to enter:
1️⃣: be following me, @thehappyevercrafter
2️⃣: like this photo
3️⃣: comment below and tell me: whats the first word that pops into your head when you think of Australia? πŸ‘‡πŸ»
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Contest closes Friday, Dec 15 at 8am EST! Winners will be chosen by random draw and notified by DM! Good luck! πŸŽ‰

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Double tap if you friggin’ love themed weddings!
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Loooooved creating the seating chart for this one- movie themed wedding! Their ceremony was held in an old school movie theatre, they had popcorn centrepieces, and movie trivia scattered throughout the reception! So awesome. πŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸŽ¬
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πŸ“·: @byfieldpitman

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Pens, friends and ice cream waffles- what more could a girl ask for?! 😍
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One week ago today, I had the most amazing meetup with Singapore calligrafriends! Swipe for more photos! πŸ‘‰πŸ»
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@thehungrycreatives did the BEST job pulling this together on a whim and @caffevergnanosg hooked us up with delicious food & drinks while we played with pens and took endless selfies. Best day ever! Thanks to each and every one of you who came out to hang! ✍🏻❀️

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Let’s play a game, shall we? Fill in the blank below! πŸ‘‡πŸ»
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β€˜tis the season for ____________!
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Swipe for process video! πŸ‘‰πŸ»
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🎨: @blackchalkco’s watercolour paints
πŸ“œ: @blackchalkco’s cold pressed watercolour paper
πŸ–ŒοΈ: @blackchalkco’s round brushes

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Question: do you journal? Do you doodle? Do you doodle journal? If so, what are your go to pens? πŸ€”
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I use a @tombowusa fudenosuke and two sizes of @sakuraofamerica pigma micron pens. Super basic!
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I’m not in Japan anymore (I’m in Australia road trippin’ with @blackchalkco!) but I realized I totally forgot to share this doodle page of our trips to Kyoto, Osaka, Nara, Kobe and Hiroshima. Such an amazing trip! 😍🦌
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Doodle pages- Aussie style- coming soon! ✌🏻

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Been wanting a lettering challenge? Join us for the next 10 days as we work though these really, really ridiculously difficult words! πŸ˜‚ Starting today with: Nincompooperies! πŸ’© Use the hashtag #ShowMeYourWords if you join in, so I can see your work!
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The most recent workbook that came out was all about letter connections- so this challenge started as a way to work through that workbook together. ✍🏻
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Didn’t get the workbook? No worries. You can still totally work on these words on your own! Or, if you want the workbook, it’s still available at the link in my bio! πŸ‘†πŸ»

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What you need to know about this photo:
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1️⃣: it was taken at my recent meetup in Singapore, hosted by @thehungrycreatives, where SO many amazing penfriends came out to hang and chat (more to come on this!)
2️⃣: one penfriend brought me her copy of the @penultimatemagazine to sign for her, which I’m IN- and I had never seen it in the flesh before (despite it being full of personal info about me, and stuff)
3️⃣: this magazine is the brainchild of @blackchalkco, my calligrabff, who I met in real life for the FIRST TIME EVER the day after I signed this copy of her magazine for a fan
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I’m sorry, WHAT?! Sometimes I actually have to pinch myself when I realize what is HAPPENING in my life right now! πŸ€―πŸ˜πŸ™ˆ
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(PS: yup, @blackchalkco and I are now friends IRL and we actually do get along outside of text message format so that’s all good and fine, Mom. No cat fishing happened. πŸ™ŒπŸ» We’re currently road tripping through Australia doing meetups and YES, the rumours are true: I will be hangin’ out at her series of Xmas workshops in Melbourne this month! Head to www.blackchalkco.shop to sign the heck up. πŸŽ‰)

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Vote below: green or pink? Which way of writing β€œmn” do you like best?! πŸ€”
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Ever wondered about this combo, or any of the ridiculously tough letter connections, like β€˜wr’, β€˜vo’, β€˜oo’ or β€˜vr’?! Yeah, you’re NOT alone on that! πŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™€οΈ
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My Letter Connections workbook comes out TOMORROW for 50% off! Oh and... buy tomorrow and you’ll get the Numbers & Symbols workbook free. (AKA $12 for two friggin workbooks) πŸŽ‰
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Sign up at www.showmeyourdrills.com to be on my main mailing list and get the scoop to your email tomorrow! πŸ“¬

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Next stop on the #HECworldtour: Singapore! Ever been? Travel tips welcome below! πŸ‘‡πŸ»
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We leave China in a few hours on a redeye flight to Singapore! ✈️ It’ll be a super quick, but super exciting visit with a jam-packed pen meetup planned by my pals at @thehungrycreatives! βœπŸ»πŸŽ‰ Can’t wait!

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NEW YOUTUBE TUTORIAL: how to create a mirror seating chart! 🎬
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Check it out at www.thehappyevercrafter.tv!
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Requests on what else to show you on YouTube? Hit me below! πŸ‘‡πŸ»

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Double tap if this is your heaven. Cause seriously, I don’t even have the words to describe these stores.
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Took me an entire 8 hours of spotty internet, but I DID IT! I’ve finally summarized the amazing-ness that was my trip to the Japanese art stores. 😍
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Here are some photos if you don’t believe me about the awesomeness! Link in bio where you can find my full recap & all the things I bought! πŸŽ‰βœπŸ»

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Serious question: which two letters do you hate joining together most? List them below! (For the record, my nemesis is connecting w to r. πŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™€οΈ Anyone agree?!)
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This Sunday (Dec 3!), the CONNECTIONS workbook comes out for 50% off! How to connect even the toughest letters in the alphabet- including some variations for different ways to do it!
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Oh and... buy on Sunday during the sale, and get the Numbers & Symbols workbook FREE. Yup. So $12 for TWO full workbooks. Mark your calendars and stay tuned for Sunday! πŸ”₯

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Today is finally the letter Z for all of my students who worked through the majuscules alphabet workbook this month, and I’m over here celebrating by creepin’ the crap outta their work! 😍 This is so great, @ohloveofletters!!!!
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These minuscule and majuscule workbooks are available now at www.thehappyevercrafter.com/workbooks, or you can get started with the basics for free at www.showmeyourdrills.com!
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What’s next, you ask?! Learning how to CONNECT letters! Stay tuned later this week for news on the new workbook! πŸ˜πŸŽ‰

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Double tap if this is one of your fave duos! 😍
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Time to announce the winner of my giveaway a few posts back..... @kimberly_viau was the first to guess it correctly: I bought 61 pens in Japan! 😍 Kimberly- send me a DM! πŸ‘ŒπŸ»πŸŽ‰
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#calligraphy#moderncalligraphy#brushpens#brushcalligraphy#brushlettering#lettering#learncalligraphy#learnlettering#dailylettering#dailytype#goodtype#handmadefont#art#artist#igart#creativepreneur#calligrafriends#diy#diycalligraphy#tombow#pentel

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I’m not gonna lie: I did NOT want to leave Japan! What an amazing country- and OMG. The art stores, you guys. Put it on your bucket lists! πŸ˜πŸ‘ŒπŸ»πŸ‘ŒπŸ»πŸ‘ŒπŸ»
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This week we’re in China (yeah, only for one week) before we head to Singapore for a meetup hosted by my pals at @thehungrycreatives! You in Singapore? Comment below! πŸ‘‡πŸ»βœπŸ»

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Comment below: where in the world would you want a calligra-meetup?! πŸ‘‡πŸ»
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These girls showed me the BEST time last night- we played with (soooo many!) amazing Japanese pens, drank the @fabcafe_tokyo completely dry of their apple cider, and of course, stuck a few pens up our (okay... only my) nose. Thank you, ladies, for an amazing meetup- and for all of your super kind gifts! ❀️❀️❀️
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So excited to meet more of you around the world! Next stop? You’ll find out SOON! 😍 (Big hint: @myedeleon and @mylenemolo and already getting plans laid for me!!!! πŸ˜‰)

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FREE WORKSHEETS! ✍🏻 Read on!
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Vote below: which of these 3 banners is your favourite???
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New on the YouTube channel today, a full tutorial on how to draw each of these step-by-step! Includes a link for free downloadable worksheets so you can try them yourself, too!
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www.thehappyevercrafter.tv! πŸ“Ί Link in bio!

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Let’s play a game, shall we? 😏 .
Leave your guess below: how many pens did I actually buy in Japan? πŸ‘‡πŸ»
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Just to make things interesting, first person closest to the actual number gets a custom handlettered postcard from my next #worldtour destination! πŸ€ŸπŸ»πŸ™‚
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Contest closes Saturday at 6am EST!

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AM I THE ONLY ONE WHO DIDN’T KNOW THIS?!
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In today's episode of Honesty Hour, I admit a thing I am SERIOUSLY ashamed I didn't know before today... (please comment the shocked face emoji and make me feel better if this is news to you, too! πŸ˜±πŸ˜‚)
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Today I learned that @pentelofamerica fude touch sign pens come in MULTIPLE SIZES. WHAAAAT?!
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Yep- today I found medium, fine and extra fine at @itoya_official. I LOVE JAPAN! πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅βœπŸ»

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How to address a birthday card to @blackchalkco:
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1. Use her favourite colour envelope
2. Be very polite (use words like β€œkindly” even though it’s not part of your everyday vocabulary)
3. Write her name real pretty
4. Add a πŸ† joke or two
5. Insert pretty florals
6. Wish her a happy birthday (duh)
7. Finish with a joke about her age
8. VOILA! The perfect bday wish.
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Happy Birthday to my calligra-partner-in-rude-jokes, @blackchalkco! Can’t wait to celebrate in real life soon too! (WAIT, WHAT? πŸ™Š)
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DOUBLE TAP TO WISH EMMA A HAPPY BDAY! (And really- steal this address and send her happy mail!) πŸŽ‰
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#diy#calligraphy#calligraphyvideo#moderncalligraphy#lettering#brushcalligraphy#handlettered#bujo#bulletjournal#artist#art#calligrapher#calligraphy#pens#doodling#creative#creativepreneur#calligrafriends#calligabesties#stationery#envelope#envelopecalligraphy#fauxcalligraphy#happybirthday#birthday

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HELP: what brand of planner do you use?? Hit me below! πŸ‘‡πŸ»
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I switch planners, like... 4 times a year. I just can never pick ONE. But this one let me write in my own months, so... couldn’t say no! 😍 [I was seriously nervous to mess this up as I wrote them them in, though!]
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Sorry to those of you who will ask where to get this one- it’s from a store called Loft in Japan. Doesn’t even have a brand name on it!
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#journaling#planner#bujo#bulletjournaling#journaljunkie#plannerjunkie#stationery#agenda#calligraphy#fauxcalligraphy#brushcalligraphy#brushpens#tombow#learncalligraphy#moderncalligraphy#monthlyplanner#pretty#diy#art#artist#bulletjournal

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Vote below! How do you hold your pen?! A or B?
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Why do I ask?? Cause today on YouTube, I’m showing you a super quick fix for a mistake I see SO MANY students make when they pick up a brush pen! Check it out πŸ‘‡πŸ»
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πŸ‘‰πŸ» www.thehappyevercrafter.tv πŸ‘ˆπŸ»
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#showmeyourdrills#calligraphy#learncalligraphy#calligraphychallenge#moderncalligraphy#brushcalligraphy#letteringleague#thehappyevercrafter#basicstrokes#penandink#goodtype#handmadefont#tombowusa#tombowpro#lettering#togetherweletter#learntoletter#dailytype#brushpens#tombow#art#artist#bujo#bulletjournal#journaling#tombow#tombowbrushpens#brushpens

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