Lettering Gift Guide I via Besotted Blog

I have been behind on pretty much everything, so a gift guide a few days before Christmas doesn’t seem so strange, right? I have good reason (as I usually do), I don’t have much time these days but I have been on fire inspired. I don’t know if it’s the prospect of a new year but there’s so much I want to do, I am not sure how I will be able to fit it all in between naps (as that is the only ‘me’ time I get these days). I am dubbing this lettering gift guide ‘I’ because there will be more to come, so many links to be sure, but the kits, the class and a great scanner are all things I am sure any lettering enthusiast would enjoy!

Kal’s brush lettering class should be a must see for everyone. What? Let me tell you, I have watched it several times already, her LOVE for her craft is so awe inspiring, if you don’t feel this way about what you do (or something in your life) than you need to re-evaluate. She just love, love, loves it, everything about it. I think we all need to have that something that we are wildly crazy about and it doesn’t have to be lettering, but that something that drives us to be better, try harder and get lost in the process. A  truly wonderful class!

I think if you are going to be gifting a newbie lettering enthusiast a kit, there’s so many lovely ones out there right now and even if the recipient has a kit, it’s nice to have new supplies and also new exemplars to follow.

I have misplaced the power source plug to my scanner and have been annoying everyone to scan things for me. I really love my scanner and have recommended it before but I have been noticing a lot of artists have been using scanners that are not flat beds so I added one I think looks pro enough (quality wise) and has that low profile that these artist seem to like (great for small spaces).

fig. o1 Kal Barteski Script Class

fig. 02 (but here are some others that I wouldn’t mind, here, here and here!)

fig. 03

fig. 04 (not shown) I think this Adobe Photoshop subscription is a total bang for your buck, I wish they had it when I first started out as a graphic designer!

P.S. If you want even more Kal inspiration, because who doesn’t? Watch her Ted Talks, be forewarned it brought tears to my eyes!

Author / Miss Tristan B

Miss Tristan B. is the proprietress of Besotted Brand and one of the writer’s of this delightful blog. She lives in sunny Seattle with her handsome husband, wonderful baby girl and two pups. Her lofty goal here is to make this a creative resource repository and to inspire you to fall truly, madly, deeply in love with your life.


  1. i cannot wait to see what results from you being “on fire inspired”!!! excited for the unknown!! hope you had a wonderful christmas and wishing you a creative, healthy, and sleep-filled new year!

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