Preparing, Reflecting, & Planning + Haunted Hellos!

Hi Flourish Friends! Fall in Florida is ... the same - 90 degrees every day! But it is still my favorite time of year. As many of you are aware, the start to this year's Autumn has been quite adventurous. My family made an abrupt and arduous evacuation to escape...

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Happy Fall – Halloween Exchange is now open for sign ups!

Hi Flourish Friends, It has been quite some time since I posted an update for Flourish members. If you are receiving this message via email, it is because at some point you signed up for emails via the Flourish Forum blog. 😉 I have just posted the sign-ups for the...

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SCRIBE: Artist of the Written Word Review [GIVEAWAY – closed]

Scribe: Artist of the Written Word | John Stevens Available at John Neal Booksellers Many eager learners of calligraphy today do not think twice about spending a couple hundred dollars for an online or beginner's workshop to gain access to coveted secrets of the craft...

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Calligraphy: Share the Craft, Preserve the Trade

There is an interesting distinction between the senses in the ability to judge quality. Though tastes are vastly different, most people will know a good gourmet meal when they eat one or recognize an out-of-tune song when they hear it. But when it comes to the visual...

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year Flourish Friends! Just a quick note to say hope you all have a fantastic new year filled with fun, family, and flourishing! In honor of new years (and staying up late to wait for my teenager to come home safely), I created a mini-tutorial of Tips for...

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New 2015 Sharing & Caring Exchanges Announced!

As the year draws to a close, I am relishing in all the new friends made, new knowledge gained, and pure joy Flourish forum members have spread throughout the globe. It's been equally as fun preparing for the new year ahead. I've updated the homepage with some new...

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Fantastic Year at Flourish!

Hi Flourish Friends! It's hard to believe Flourish is now one year old! And what an amazing year it has been. We now have over 2,600 members and are growing daily. Our members are amazing. I am continually impressed with the gracious way in which everyone shares and...

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UPPERCASE Magazine #23 – “The Calligraphy Issue”

This is one of those "pinch me" moments. I am a HUGE fan of UPPERCASE Magazine which is published, edited, and designed by Janine Vangool. Janine is seriously a creative genius. Issue after issue is so incredibly inspiring and so full of creative content. It is really...

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2,000 members and growing!

Hello Flourishing Friends! It's been a bit since I've posted. We were busy moving our home and my studio the past couple of weeks. It took over a week to get internet and I still don't have a phone line for some strange reason. But we are making do. My studio is yet...

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