TEACHER SPOTLIGHT WITH HAND LETTERING MAVEN TAMASIN FORD
Tamasin is a Canadian kid who came to the US for grad school and stayed. Her day job is running Power Up Tech Academy, a kids computer coding school, and she loves teaching and learning of all kinds. That's why she thinks Dabble is so cool! Tamasin has been obsessed with modern lettering for a couple years now and has the pen collection to prove it. She posts lettering art on Instagram under the handle @bestlifelettering.
When did you realize you wanted to share your passion/skill?
I looked around for a class to advance my own skills and realized that there was a shortage of classes for brush pen lettering. This is such a hot skill on Instagram and Pinterest, and I wanted to spread the excitement around!
Did you go to school for your craft or teach yourself?
Taught myself, thanks to the awesome talent and generosity on Instagram.
If you could choose a spirit animal what would it be?
Llama - cute and fluffy but able to let you know when it's not happy.
What makes you laugh until you cry?
Silly things with good friends.
How do you like to spend your weekend?
Seeing some friends, making something creative, and catching up with my laundry!
What’s your favorite city and why?
London - or really any city with history, art, shopping and endless variety of good food.
Where do you find inspiration?
My life, Instagram, building off previous work.
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