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 additional viewing, following me on Instagram at: dblettering.  

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.

Planning for the holidays or looking ahead to 2020?  It's time to think about how and where to use elegant hand lettering.  Whether wrapping paper to make a unique impression - just ask - or envelopes to set the stage for an event, I translate your vision, whether traditional or contemporary, to achieve that ahaa response you are looking for.  Don't forget signage, unique maps, placecards, wedding vows - just a few ways to add the personal element to your small or large event.  Don't hesitate to call me, I'd love to discuss a collaboration!
Best, 
Dena
847.687.8571