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Cliffnotes: I’m Brittany, the lettering hands behind Glitter & Bold, and I help kickass women express their glittery, bold selves with modern + fun hand lettering.

How to Choose the Right Lettering Style

One of the most amazing things about hand lettering is its versatility, but that can also be one of the most overwhelming. You’ve mastered the basics and feel confident in tackling any lettering style (and if you haven’t - check out this juicy blog post first!), but...

Why You Suck at Hand Lettering: 10 Common Mistakes + How to Fix Them

So you’ve decided you want to give this whole hand lettering thing a shot. Maybe you’ve been hoarding tutorials on Pinterest or getting heart eyes over all the pretty letters in you Instagram feed. You grab your paper, buy a fancy new marker, and get to work. The...

Flex Those Muscles: A Beginner’s Guide to Hand Lettering

The first thing many people of think of when they hear “hand lettering” is “I have bad handwriting.” I wrote about how this is a bunch of nonsense here, but the gist of it is this: hand lettering does NOT equal handwriting. They’re like soccer and baseball – both...

Does Bad Handwriting Equal Bad Hand Lettering?

Between workshops, social media, and just being a generally chatty person about my biz baby, I get asked a LOT of questions about hand lettering and calligraphy. One of the most common questions I get (and one of the most common misconceptions!) is if someone will...

Exciting Changes + Why I Made Them

“Change is the only constant in life.” That’s especially true in running a business, from new social media algorithms popping up every month to the ever-evolving nature of creative business itself (I literally once saw a FB ad telling me “blogging is dead” right after...

8 Misconceptions About Working From Home

Nine times out of ten, the first thing people say to me when I tell them I work from home is, “Wow! That’s so awesome! That’s like a dream come true!” Dreamy? You betcha. I can make a mean iced latte, rock my yoga pants, and do my laundry whenever I want. However,...

Girl on a Mission: 5 Values I’ve Built My Business Around

Simply put, my mission is to help you express your glittery, bold self. So that everyone in your office knows how fantastically witty and wonderful you are each time you walk by with your next cup of coffee.  So that you to look forward to pulling out a brush pen and...

The 203 Logo Recap

Sunshine + cocktails + hanging out with friends on the water without having to actually get sand stuck in my sandals = my kind of Sunday. Throw in some hand lettered love and I’ve basically died and gone to heaven. This past Sunday I joined one of my fave Connecticut...

10 Common Misconceptions about Hand Lettering and Calligraphy

This week I joined forces with A Joyful Noise Paper Co in Monroe, CT, to teach my first full hand lettering workshop of 2017 and it was just as amazing as I remembered. We laughed, we lettered, and we got real about what actually constitutes “hand lettering.” As both...

Mix it Up: Combining Different Hand Lettering Styles

Mixing different hand lettered styles (or fonts as I usually call them, even though techincally not really?) is one of the things I love most about hand lettering. It can also be one of the most confusing when you have no idea what you're doing, but fret no more,...

10 Simple Tricks to Starting Brush Calligraphy

I’ve shared my favorite tips for hand letterers before, and while hand lettering and calligraphy are definitely related, they’re more like cousins than twins, so it’s time for some beginner calligraphy lovin. Brush calligraphy is a style of writing where you use a...