Boise Event: RAW Signature: March 24

I know the majority of my readers aren’t anywhere close to Boise, geographically, so I’ll keep this brief, but I thought I would see if anyone living close by might be interested.   I am participating in an art show put on by RAW, which supports artists in all types of mediums from performance art, … Continue reading Boise Event: RAW Signature: March 24

Rest In Peace, Alan Rickman

It's really hard when you lose great artists. Or when you lose people who represent your childhood. Even though you never would have met them, and there's no way they could know that they had an influence on your life, it's still painful to lose them. I was so sorry to lose both David Bowie … Continue reading Rest In Peace, Alan Rickman

50th Anniversary Cruise

I've been doing a lot of work for a very special project, which I thought I'd share with you. On August 22, my grandparents will have been married for 50 years. To celebrate, they're taking the family on a cruise to the Caribbean where they will renew their vows and celebrate being together. For the … Continue reading 50th Anniversary Cruise

My First Calligraphy Class

On July 9, I was fortunate enough to teach my first ever calligraphy class with some wonderful ladies. I was contacted about setting up a class via Etsy, and was able to set up a lovely night out for some great gals at The Coffee Studio in Meridian. We had six women show up to … Continue reading My First Calligraphy Class

My Shop was Featured on the Etsy Blog!

I am so excited and honored and thrilled and all those lovely things to have been included as one of the featured artists on Etsy blog. All of these artists make truly special, beautiful, romantic gifts and I'm proud to be included among them. Please go to my Etsy site, Aliza's Inklings for more information … Continue reading My Shop was Featured on the Etsy Blog!

How Not to Make a Quill Pen

Today, once again, I find myself in the ignominious position of having less of a how-to, than a how-not-to. However, since there are probably many people like myself who jump into a tutorial and find myself less than equipped to finish a DIY project, I thought I'd share my issues, which will hopefully mean your … Continue reading How Not to Make a Quill Pen

A Collection of Banned Book Bookmarks

So as you may or may not know, this year's Banned Book Week ran September 21-27. Banned Book Week gives us an opportunity to discuss censorship and literature and to celebrate reading in all its forms. Banned Book Week may be over, but it's never too late to talk about these ideas. This year I … Continue reading A Collection of Banned Book Bookmarks


Since Mondays are all about calligraphy, paper, and crafts, I thought I'd start off with a post on why I do calligraphy, how I got started, and how I continue to practice. I've always been interested in calligraphy because it was like writing and drawing. When I was younger, I thought it was something that … Continue reading Calligraphy