The Hive Studio

A light & airy array of art + calligraphy goods.

Happy Earth Day!

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Happy Earth Day! It’s no secret I’m a big fan of nature—we’ve even named a recurring stink bug resident, Frita, because I don’t want to kill her (him?). & that Wren that keeps coming back for mealy-gross-worms? That’s Wrenny. Beyond the cute-ness of bugs & animals, is the real issue of the well-being of our trees, native plants, pollinators, public lands, & endangered creatures. In an effort to help, in any small or big way, support the upkeep of protecting the nature around us in any shape or form, I’m wanting to donate 15% of any cards or prints related to the subject to The Nature Conservancy, specifically, to help protect our land & water, through May 1st. I’ll even have you comment after purchase of a specific fund you hold near & dear to your heart for me to put that money from your purchase towards. Every little bit counts, & it all adds up to something!

Something else I’m going to make more of an effort of doing from here on out is, when planting for Spring, to find native plants instead of plants I like to help support our ecosystems better. If you’re interested in doing the same, I found a resource that helps you find native plants from your area here. It also lets you know which birds would be attracted to certain plants, which is a neat feature.

Here is also a neat resource that helps explain why planting native plants is helpful for our environment (hint, less pesticides!).

thank you for loving our pretty Earth!

Mother's Day Private Calligraphy Workshop

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A little Happy Mother’s Day special to celebrate over here: an offering of a special, private calligraphy workshop for the Mom in your life + yourself. How ‘bout that? This would make a nice gift of sharing some time together & learning a new skill (with mimosas and/or coffee + treats, too). Doesn’t every motherly figure want just quality time, anyways? I think so.

This workshop will include 2 handmade calligraphy kits that you can take home (contents inside each kit below), 2 hours of instruction time, & a calendar date that works best for you & the mom in your life (we can email possible dates that work for everyone after purchase!).

Each kit will include:

1 nib
1 nib holder
1 handmade, clay pen rest
1 black ink
alphabet sheet
practice pad
4 envelopes
+ some bonus items: 1 hand-mixed, colored ink (of your choice)
& a special Mother’s Day card to give to the Momma in your life

You will learn the basics of holding & understanding your pen & nib, dipping ink, practicing upstrokes & downstrokes, scribing the alphabet, & practicing your own alphabet writing style. We will also go over how to write on envelopes, mixing your own ink, & touch on practicing writing short phrases & sentences.

Questions? Feel free to email me at! If you’re interested, follow this link to sign up! Only 4 spots available, so act fast if you’re interested!

Custom Hand-Mixed Calligraphy Ink

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Did you know you can request your own ink colors to go along with your calligraphy kits, or just have a la carte, if you already have a kit….in any color you can dream up? Hand-mixed, handmade, hand-named (?), & hand delivered (by a post person). I mix my own ink colors in the studio, & use them myself for all of my calligraphy projects. I use gouache paint as my main ingredient to mix my own inks, & I wanted to offer up some of the color love to you, too.

Now that you know you can request any color you’d like, hop on over to the shop to get you some new colors to play with for your own calligraphy projects!