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
A dear friend of mine has a great local boutique stocked-full of goodies I love… Kate Spade, Coton Colors, Razorback guards, Bentley, John Hart, Vera Bradley and so much more. When she asked me to help her rebrand for her NEW store location, I said “Yes!” It’s so easy to create pretty brands for things and people you love! The name of the shop is Inscriptions and
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
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
This post isnt’ really about tomatoes…well, it is and it isn’t. My Dad grows the best tomatoes I’ve ever eaten. He says its because of that good ole well water and they’re growing on top of a mountain (okay, a hill) in NW Arkansas. The above picture is some of the tasty specimen from last year’s harvest. Not that they need any dressing up, but Dad’s
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