Modern Calligrapher Interview | Karla Lim Part II

The earth laughs in flowers quote by Karla Lim via Besotted blog

We are so excited to give you part II of Karla Lim of of Written Word Calligraphy’s interview and also to share her second beautifully lettered quote, a favorite around these parts.  We are so looking forward to spring! Thank you Karla for participating, please leave comments to let Karla know how much this interview was appreciated!!!

Any tips for newbies on how to develop their own style?

Start with writing your letters from A-Z. Force yourself to write each letter in 5 new ways that you haven’t written it in. Explore each letter thoroughly. Vary heights and widths of letters, and spaces between letters, and different ways of connecting letters. And of course, practice, practice, practice.

Any recommendations of books or classes for lettering enthusiasts to further their studies?

Molly Suber Thorpe’s Modern Calligraphy book!

Do you have some favorite projects you would like me to mention?

I love my handmade paper suite and my semi-custom suites!

Karla Lim semi-custom suites ia

Karla Lim semi-custom suite Save the Date

Any advice on what ‘not’ to do?

Don’t copy other people’s work!

Name one random talent you have that people may not know?

I can lick my elbow.

2 thoughts on “Modern Calligrapher Interview | Karla Lim Part II

  1. Karla is amazing! I’ve been a fan since the day I discovered her on Instagram last year! And instantly I took one of her classes!. <3 Her style is definitely one of a kind! <3

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