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Welcome to the Letter by Starlight Blog!

Hello!

I'm Melissa, the lettering artist behind @LetterByStarlight. I'm a wife, mom of two, coffee addict and hand lettering artist. I first picked up a brush pen in 2017 and haven't looked back!

I specialize in colorful modern hand lettering, botanical illustration and watercolor. I love to create pieces that combine all three! My work has been featured by some of the top lettering brands including Tombow, Rhodia and Crayola.

My goal is to share some fun tutorials with tricks and techniques to help you on your lettering journey.  I hope this blog inspires you to create your own beautiful works of art!

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