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hey there! I'm monica 

I pride myself on making amazing style and design accessible for everyone, regardless of location, budget, or ability! My design philosophy is rooted in authenticity + attainability - If I can do it, you can too! My work has been featured in countless publications, but I take the most pride in homeowners that have been personally inspired by my DIY ideas and have tried something in their own homes!

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Hey Friends! 2016 is going to be a CRAZY exciting and busy year for me.  I have so many amazing projects and collaborations in the works, I’ll share each one with you as I can!  But, here’s the thing… Recently one of my kids asked me what my hobbies were… I was kind of puzzled.  Almost all of my “hobbies” have become part of my job.  I think that’s the best thing ever, because it means I’m getting paid to do what I love, but it also kind of left me like Hmm….  S0, I decided that even though 2016 is going to be intense work-wise, I want to make time for a hobby.  I’m going to learn calligraphy– or at least try- and I thought it would be super fun to do it with a few online pals too!


 My friend, and insanely talented artist, Kim just launched an online version of her crazy popular Modern Calligraphy Workshop.  She offers them in person in Indianapolis and they sell out like hot-cakes.  Kim is mad talented, but she’s also hysterical, a straight-shooter, and all-around cool chick that you’d want to be friends with.

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 Her video-based workshop comes with everything we need to become calligraphy masters! The workshop is self-paced and never expires, so we can keep honing our skills (I have a feeling it might take me a little while to get the hang of it) as long as it takes.  

Today is small business Saturday, so use the code SHOPSMALL to get 15% off!  

I’m placing my order this afternoon and would love to know if you’re signing up too!  I seriously want to do this with some friends- I think it will be really fun to see how we all do!

I pulled some info from Kim’s website, so I’ll let her do the explaining now, but I’d love for you to join me on my new hobby journey in 2016!


Order Workshop Now- CLICK HERE (or use the button below)

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Love the art of calligraphy and want to learn it for yourself? Join Manayunk Calligraphy for a Modern Calligraphy Workshop for Beginners!

In this 2.5 hour workshop, you’ll learn the basics of modern pointed pen calligraphy, including how to:

  • Work and assemble your tools
  • Form basic strokes, from hairlines to loops and everything in between
  • Script a basic alphabet, including lowercase, uppercase, numbers and symbols
  • Tips and tricks from a professional calligrapher

This class is for beginners – no prior experience necessary! Supply kits are available for purchase, or you can purchase supplies from John Neal Bookseller, where recommended supplies for this course are listed.


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When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course – you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like – across any and all devices you own.
What supplies do I need?

Great question! Here’s what you’ll need:


– Nikko G nib

– Straight pen holder

– Black ink

-Layout bond paper


– Brause Steno nib

You will receive all these supplies if you purchase the Workshop + Supply Kit. If you don’t purchase the Supply Kit, you can still pick up your supplies at John Neal Bookseller. SelectManayunk Calligraphy under Online Workshops for a full supply list.

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