Hi there! I’m so glad you’re here!
I’m Heidi Grace, a lettering and watercolor artist who loves being creative with pens, paper, and brushes.
I’ve learned a lot about lettering and watercolor after 6+ years, and I don’t want to keep it to myself. These art forms not only bring me joy, but have also been therapeutic and relaxing, and I want that for you, too!
I want to create an inspiring place here for you to learn the skills you need to make art with confidence.
So grab a pen (or paintbrush) and join me!
Some random facts about me…
- I have two fluffy and lazy ragdoll cats
- I’m a total introvert and homebody
- Some hobbies I enjoy are photography and piano
- I love searching for hidden treasures in nature, whether it’s morel mushrooms in the spring or petoskey stones on Lake Michigan beaches
- One of my absolute favorite brush pens is the Stabilo Pen 68 Brush pen
In the spring of 2017, I came across an online brush calligraphy class. When I saw pictures of the calligraphy that would be taught, I told myself I had to learn how to write like that.
I realized I had always dreamed of being able to do such beautiful calligraphy. I took the class, learned the basics, and had a ton of fun.
After taking the class, I got stuck in the beginner stage, not knowing where to go from there.
The class I had taken was fun, but lacked a lot of instruction. I hadn’t even been taught how to write capital letters!
I filled notebook pages with calligraphy, trying to do flourishes and make it look nice. Instead, I felt frustrated and disappointed with how my lettering looked.
It seemed like I would never be able to write as beautifully as I dreamed of doing.
As time went on, I continued to practice and learned a lot along the way. My calligraphy slowly began to improve without me even noticing. I learned to recognize the things that were keeping me from getting better. I learned new skills, new letter styles, and discovered which supplies were best.
At the same time, I had also been learning watercolor painting through online classes and practice. Watercolor was another art form I longed to learn.
Progress was slow, and I made a lot of beginner mistakes. My flowers looked like blobs and my paints were cheap and chalky.
But I kept practicing. And over time I learned the answers to so many of those struggles.
Looking back on my old lettering and painting work, I see such a big difference compared to my art today.
It took a while, but once I discovered what I needed, things made more sense and it became easier to create art that I actually felt proud of.
Nowadays, picking up a pen or paintbrush and doing calligraphy or painting flowers is one of my favorite things to do!
I started this blog so I can share what I’ve learned about lettering and watercolor to help others avoid the mistakes that I’ve made and reach their goals faster.
Making art with paint and letters brings me so much joy, and I want that for you, too!