Weekends – Calligraphy class

Laura Hooper Calligraphy, Carrie Lyman

This past weekend my friend Nicole and I took a calligraphy class with Laura Hooper here in NYC. I loved the place settings she set up for us with our names. We started with the basic Copperplate alphabet learning letter by letter. It was much harder than I anticipated but it was a lot of fun and a great class to learn. I’m excited to add some calligraphy to my illustrations in the future!

Laura Hooper Calligraphy, Carrie Lyman

Laura travels around the country teaching classes so if you are interested in learning you can find more information here.

Love Links

Good morning! Hope you all had a good weekend. I haven’t done this in awhile but here are some reads for your Monday morning coffee.

• I am dying to take a hot air balloon ride and I found a great list of ones to take all over the world [Travel and Leisure]

• Definitely agree here! Enjoyed (half) a solitary Sunday this weekend [I’m Busy! – Garance Doré]

• I’m adding a set of cute zippered pouches to separate my gym clothes and the work clothes I change out of to this list of things to always keep in your gym bag [Popsugar]

• Do not leave me alone at night in some of these NYC abandoned places [Refinery29]

• If only I had the time… the 10-step Korean beauty secret to flawless skin [Elle]

Fiber Festival of New England


This weekend I will be with my family’s booth at the Fiber Festival of New England in Springfield, Massachusetts. If you are in the area come stop by for rovings, yarns, and more. Fall is the perfect time to start a new project. I think I will be starting some cable knit scarves!


Weekends – Empty East Hampton

Carrie Lyman East Hampton Main Beach

Carrie Lyman Sag Harbor

Carrie Lyman East Hampton Main Beach

I love the beach when it’s abandoned in the off season. This past weekend while it was nice out my friend Julia and I drove out to Sag Harbor and East Hampton and spent some time on Main Beach while it was empty with only a few brave surfers out for the day.