It makes my heart soar to get custom requests for hand-lettering and calligraphy work. What fun it would be to just doodle the days away! There are certain friends and clients that I love working with too! Many times I can sit down and doodle till the cows come home, but I take commissions seriously and I take quite a bit of time planning, designing
We had a great time at The Little Craft Show this last weekend!!! So fun seeing old friends, making new friends and talking about calligraphy for two days! The show was big for me because I launched my Modern Calligraphy Work Box – a complete calligraphy workshop in a box…for less than half the price of my live classes! It was so fun seeing people get so
For years I’ve loved the simple goodness of kraft paper packages and have used it to wrap holiday presents as well as birthday gifts and other goodies over the years. This holiday I’ve decided to experiment with some interesting ways to make my simple packages snazzy and festive with a handmade touch. With just a few supplies from your craft stash you can try
A few years ago – I came across this quote and it struck a chord. As a chronic procrastinator (aka paralyzed by fear), it’s kind of a hard thing…but I adopted it as my personal mantra. I’ve been known to make split decisions to “start things” very late at night (eh hemm…) that either totally fizzled out by the next morning or within a few
So let’s talk about lettering now. Gosh, I have so much to say…but I’m going to try to dish up a couple of good nuggets and lots of inspiration in each entry of this series of posts. So be sure and subscribe via Blog Lovin’ if you want to stay in the loop. My favorite lettering is elegant pointed pen modern calligraphy and brush calligraphy.
Monday through Friday I’m a working mama like many of you. Each weekday I skirt out the door by the skin of my teeth– running just a few minutes later than I should, grabbing a sip or three of coffee, a bite for lunch and other miscellany as I say goodbyes and wake ups and “don’t forget to brush your teeth” to three sleepy, summer
I thought it would be fun to share a bit of my lettering process. I think it’s important to understand with calligraphy – that there’s a lot of design and planning that goes into a project. Even professional calligraphers make careful considerations when laying out words to letter. Here’s a peek at my process… And here’s the final piece. Digitized on watercolor background and
I have a thesis proposal to “revise” and a midterm paper to write and design, oh and a company to dream up and start branding (okay, that last one is gonna be way fun!!!). This semester is definitely not as crazy as ones past– except that my kiddos have me running in circles. Both girls in volleyball, Sara cheering and Cash playing football. I’m meeting