Calligraphy Unscripted: The Price is the Price - A Deep Dive Into Calligraphy Pricing
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by Christy Toney
7M ago
Episode 15 tackles calligraphy pricing… If you are not quite sure how to price your work, then I encourage you to give this episode a listen. Listen, we are all likely not pricing our services effectively. I liken calligraphers to “unicorns” as we are unique creatures with an unbelievable demeanor, attention to detail and amazing talent. I want us all to be able to confidently state our pricing and live with the consequences… It is the only way we and our businesses will continue to scale. Email me at CalligraphyUnscriptedQA@gmail.com with any questions/comments or future show ideas! Thanks in ..read more
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Gear Up for the 4th Quarter Rush with this Must-Have Guide
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by Christy Toney
7M ago
The 4th quarter is prime time for calligraphers, but it can also be overwhelming. Get prepared for the busy holiday season with this comprehensive guide tailored specifically for lettering artists. ““Usually the realization that its almost 4Q is coupled with a gulp in our throats because 9 times out of 10, we find ourselves pretty unprepared and dare I say it? Tired!”” — 4Q and the Calligrapher This how to guide covers everything you need to know to tackle the 4th quarter with confidence. Get insider tips on the most lucrative services, marketing strategies, work-life balance, and more. Don't ..read more
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Show Up with Impact: A Social Media Strategy Guide for Calligraphers
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by Christy Toney
9M ago
As a calligrapher or hand lettering artist, simply showing up on social media isn’t enough anymore. To truly connect with your audience and grow your business, you need an intentional strategy. That’s why I created the new ebook “Show Up with Impact: A Social Media Strategy Guide for Calligraphers.” In this comprehensive guide, I share my proven approach for optimizing your social media presence. Here’s a quick overview of what’s covered: The crucial mindset shifts you need to adopt as a content creator. Overcome self-doubt and commit to consistency. Why imperfect action is better than pe ..read more
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Latest Podcast - When Ink Meets Intelligence: Exploring AI and Calligraphy
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by Christy Toney
10M ago
My latest Calligraphy Unscripted podcast tackles AI and the calligraphy discipline and I’m encouraging everyone to take advantage of this new tech! Grab my cheat sheet ..read more
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Effortless Events Photoshoot: Penthouse Hyde Park
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by Christy Toney
10M ago
I had the honor of being a part of this styled shoot that was a re-brand for Effortless Events, a Chicago based wedding planner. The florals were lush, the models beautiful and the venue amazing. Thanks for having me guys and the photos came out amazing… The above is a TikTok that I did on the experience and the below are some of the amazing detailed pics by Christy Tyler Photography! Full list of credits: Venue: The Penthouse Hyde Park Event Planners: Effortless Events Photographer: Christy Tyler Photography Floral: Atmosphere Events Group Table Decor: Hall's Rental Linens: Nuage Designs Inc ..read more
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Marker Review Series on YouTube: Mildliner Double Ended Set
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by Christy Toney
11M ago
I finally take on the popular Mildliner marker set in this video! Great journaling pens that would also be nice for study purposes ..read more
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Marker Review Series on YouTube
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by Christy Toney
11M ago
I have found recently that I have become more of a supply “buyer” or “collector” than user! I’m going to force all of the writing instruments that I’ve been hoarding the past year out of their packaging so that I can (GASP) Review them! Check out part one in the series… The Staedtler Twin Tip Handwriting pens! I’ll be back really soon with the second installment… —ct ..read more
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DecoColor Paint Pen Demo
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by Christy Toney
1y ago
I did a quick paint pen demo for the broad, fine and extra fine tips! They all have different uses and can be very effective when used properly. I’ll be back with more reviews soon! —ct ..read more
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Freixenet Cava Bottle Lettering (Chicagoland)
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by Christy Toney
1y ago
Last December, I began a relationship with Freixenet Cava, a sparkling wine company from Spain! This company features unique packaging that is PERFECT for lettering. Ultra smooth black bottles with client provided gold markers that LOVE the surface. I’m not sure how long the company has been doing this but they are showcasing local calligraphy and lettering artists all over the U.S. They have partnered with Jewel’s, Mariano’s and other smaller grocery chains, usually over holiday weekends to have the calligraphy talent execute complimentary lettering on these bottles with purchase. I’ve done h ..read more
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The Calligraphy Unscripted Podcast - hosted by Christy Toney
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by Christy Toney
1y ago
I am so excited to announce my brand new podcast: Calligraphy Unscripted! Its been a labor of love being able to get this project off the ground. I initially wanted to launch in December of last year, but I thought my Patreon was more important to promote. Being in business for 16 years leaves you with a lot of stories. Some stories you don’t remember you forgot, others, especially ones that taught you lessons, never leave you. Officially launching on Friday 04/28. Trailer is up and you can check it out on my YouTube channel, see link below! Hope you’ll subscribe and will join me on this jour ..read more
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