Finally! "Dear Rae, Love Dad" is done!

This is my favorite font! And I have made quite a few of them. "Dear Rae, Love Dad" is a modern calligraphy font drawn by hand, using ink, and a folded nib dip pen on rough watercolour paper.

Best used in Open Type apps, it has automatically changing alternates. To use the open type features you will need an open type friendly application like InDesign or Illustrator where you can access the glyphs palette. But I have tried my best to make the font work nicely even if you don't use those apps.

It is upright, dramatic, and personal.

It is named Dear "Rae, Love Dad" because who wouldn't like to get a letter signed, "Love Dad"?

A BIG thank you to Dathan who answered my Glyph software questions.

And to Laurie who added the "Love Dad" to the "Dear Rae".

To buy this this fab new font, it can be found on myfonts at 30% off. 

Sneak Peek at what is next... "Dear Rae, Love Mom"

mighty deals and outside the line...

Screen Shot 2014-08-31 at 9.53.19 AM If you don't know about Mighty Deals you should. Amazing deals for web and graphic designers. You can sign up and get the daily deal emails.



Outside the Line has a big deal on Mighty Deals. Oodles of doodles at a fab price. For less than the price of one font you get 6. Yup, you read that right. Short time and ONLY on the Mighty Deals site. Check it out here.


almost spring, more knitting, good soup & font promos


another post following the theme that it is still Winter ish here. I am now going to say it is almost Spring. I just noticed yesterday that there is water right next to our retaining wall. That is serious cause for celebration!!! But there is still an awful lot of frozen lake out there. But it is starting to get that mushy look.



Here is a cute pair of Scrunchy Ombre Arm Warmers. This is also from KnitPicks and uses the same yarn as I used for the Frida Mitts. This is washable wool. And they got even softer after being washed.



I am still making Chicken Gnocchi Soup. This soup you can make last minute and it is very forgiving. I use it as a base soup and then add extra veggies that I have. Sometimes I use a roasted chicken or even canned chicken in a pinch. It is always good. I prefer the Trader Joe's gnocchi as it seem to be a little smaller. This is a make it and eat it soup rather than a simmer all day type of soup.

For the recipe click here.

Tomorrow is April, so if you need any new Kitchen or Food fonts there are 4 on sale 50 off. Links on the right.


new & christmas fonts 50% off!

blogillustrationtosspng Font specials for Christmas fonts and my new RSVP Brush fonts are now available. Links to the right for an immediate download.

There is nothing better than real mail.  And there are five Christmas cards in my etsy store. Two are new and contemporary!

Next post I'll share my Christmas tree. I recycled last years real tree with great results if I do say so myself.

new! rsvp brush


The never-ending font is finally done. Big. Bold. Brush.

RSVP Brush is a fresh, bold, confident brush font. The bigger the better... great for posters, signs, a headline or a small block of copy. Versatile and quirky. Turn on Contextual Alternates in supporting programs so multiple letters do not repeat.



What took so long with this font? I drew it on my iPad using the robust drawing program called Procreate. But that meant that I had to learn the program (quite easy) and create a new brush (less easy). But I am happy to have those new skills in my bag of tricks.

I also learned how to add contextual alternates. The short story is if you use programs like the Adobe Suite which supports that feature and if you turn on that feature when you type the program will randomly switch out the alternate character and make your typeset type look more hand lettered. Now that I know how to do this I'll add more to future fonts.



RSVP Brush is somewhat of a remake of the 1998 font Plz Print Brush. That was maybe my second font. And 87 fonts later I can make a better crafted font.

And for a limited time it is 50% off!

What to make next? I am taking a modern calligraphy class, but would really like to do a doodle font next. I've had suggestions for Around the World Doodles and Beach Doodles.... Any other thoughts? If so please leave a comment.


$13 fonts for the 13th!


Not to boast or anything but this is the best font deal of the year. Fonts are regularly $29 each. So stock up now.

We now have a real shopping cart with immediate downloads. After paying through PayPal you get a download link. Use the promo code Friday 13 13 to get the promo pricing.

Let this be your lucky day!

(Sales starts now to accommodate international orders.)

july fonts on sale!

Finally... the redesign of my site is done. Whew. I know, I know, it doesn't look any different. But it works sooooo much better. And it allows me to offer the same promotions that I offer everywhere else here. Each month I'll offer a selection of fonts on sale. Links to the right. And as soon as your sale clears PayPal you will have a download link. Other cool things are that you can search things by the font tags on the bottom or the all fonts links at the top or to the right. Take a look. I think you will like it.

If you want to get this promo update each month sign up for the newsletter, link on the right.