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.

With bare trees and bushels of leaves, it's the time of year that we prepare for the holidays and winter cocooning.  From invitations to envelopes, personalized gift tags to placecards and menus, make time to celebrate in a personal fashion. New quality digital technologies can combine fonts along with calligraphy as seen here.  Hand lettering can add the touch you require: elegant, flourished, modern, minimalist, traditional,thematic - whatever your vision - it's all in the details! 
I'm happy to discuss your projects for now or in the future.
Best, 
Dena
847.687.8571