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<ankeportraitneulanguageselector-deutschAnke, creativity addict and fontaholic with more ideas than time, can be incredibly silly, has a wide range of interests. Want to know more?  Click me 😀
Here you’ll find my fonts and all my creative outbursts, tutorials, crafts, art, a few freebies and a lot more.

Great to have you here!

How to avoid Christmas shopping stress

Wouldn’t it be great if you could get your Christmas shopping done today? No problem! Until tomorrow evening you can get any of my printable posters for 25% off the regular price. Just use the code “EARLYBIRD”. There’s something in the shop for everyone 😀. My newest poster is available in English and German:


Look how pretty it can look in your home, too:


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By the way – the code is valid for font licenses, too… 😉

Your Handwriting As A Font – Contest

Would you like to have your own handwriting as a font? For free? And earn a little money, too? Well, then my contest might be perfect for you.
On Instagram, you can add a pic of your handwriting (anything from written words to texts or just the alphabet) and add the hashtag #handfontcontest. Until the end of next week, I’ll choose five contributors whose handwritings I will turn into fonts. These will be offered as a bundle, and from each license à 10 USD, each contributor will get a share of 10%.
If that sounds interesting for you, don’t hesitate to grab a pen and paper 😀 – or just tag one of your journal/planner pages with #handfontcontest.

Tutorial: How to make that cool 5-nibbed pen

As I announced in my previous post, here’s the tutorial for my 5-nibbed pen which I used to create the drawing in my Instagram video.
At first, here it is as a – surprise! – Instagram video, below that you’ll find it as a picture-by-picture tutorial:

Tadaa – easy-peasy. It takes five minutes to create such a pen for writing music staffs, and you can embellish it completely individually. If you make one for yourself (or as a gift, as I often do for my recorder students), send me a pic or tag me on Instagram 😀 @ankeart

What got me 63k in one week 1

Last week I grabbed my 5-nibbed selfmade pen and drew an “a”, then filled it with the first few notes of the song “ABC” by The Jackson 5. As I had filmed that process, I uploaded it to Instagram and submitted it to the “Letter Archive” which collects hand-drawn letters.

Oh. My. GOSH!

That video got thousands of views within the first few hours! Usually I get ±60 views/likes for my Instagram photos, so I was completely baffled. Right now I have around 19k views on my personal account:

When the Letter Archive featured my video, it got an additional humongous amount of views (44k!!!) and dozens of comments (plus more than 100 new followers, yay!). One of the most asked questions was where I got that pen. Well, it is selfmade, and I’ll gladly share a tutorial with you. Just stay tuned until it’s finished (follow me on Instagram and/or sign up for my newsletter, then you’ll get notified about the tutorial).


One thing I totally messed up was the length of the video which slightly exceeded one minute. The last closeup of the finished letter was cut short, that’s why I’m posting the drawing here again for you to see in detail:


Yes, I know that there are some small mistakes in the music. That’s freedom of art, m’kay? 😉

Freebie Time! Confetti Alpha for Party Layouts

confettifreebie-fbToday I finally have a new scrapbooking freebie for you: PARTY! and HAPPY BIRTHDAY written with confetti – high resolution and commercial use friendly!

The files are zipped (8,4MB):


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