Inklings
Welcome!
For over 35 years, Dena Bellows has explored the 26 distinct letters of our alphabet.  Showcased throughout this site are a variety of samples, illustrating the use of different tools, materials and techniques. From designing custom invitations, maps, menus, books, greeting cards and custom quotations to addressing envelopes or placecards, Dena is the experienced artist behind this stunning and stylish work. For better viewing, click on the individual small samples at the right to see an enlarged version.     

I am located in the NW Suburbs of Chicago, but as you will see, I do work for clients across the country. I have exhibited and taught nationwide, and accept both corporate and individual commissions. Please contact me to discuss your ideas; I can customize your vision, whether traditional or contemporary - to fit the parameters of your project.Thank you.

Autumn foreshadows the cocooning months in the cooler climates.  Warm comes to mind, whether it be the colors of the fall palette, the glow of a fire, food simmering on the stove, or perhaps the warmth of something created by hand - in my case, that would be letterforms.  Celebrate not only the season we're in, but the discoveries of craftsmanship that surround us.  My pens are poised to add that unique, beautiful interpretation to an invitation, an envelope, a placecard, map,verse or vow,