Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Celebrating 90 Years

I have some amazing family members, my uncle is most definitely on the top of my list.  I can't even being to imagine all the things my uncle has seen and done in his 90 years. I can tell you he has a great sense of humor and a big heart. His gift had to resemble him, simple, uncomplicated, and to the point.  I decided that this quote was perfect to mark this memorable birthday.

Keep Calm and Letter On,

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Closing a Chapter

On Friday I said good-bye to my last retail employer.  I've decided that in order to pursue my calligraphic aspirations I will need to find a 9 to 5 job.  I developed a special friendship with a fellow coworker Rebecca, who was very interested in calligraphy.  On those very slow days and evenings I found myself teaching some basic techniques about copperplates script. Using a pencil and scrap paper I demonstrated the thick and thin lines of the letter shapes.  To encourage Rebecca to continue learning about copperplates script I gave her this folder full of paper with guidelines, samples of upper and lower case lettering.  I'm thankful for this wonderful opportunity to share my love of lettering. 

The color of the folder is purple, I use Dr. Martin Bleed Proof White Ink, Hunt 56 nib and Miracle Wedge paint brush to make the rose.  


Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Graduation Announcements Announcements

The years are flying by way to fast, and here I find myself getting ready for my last child to graduate from high schools.  As I'm sure many parents feel, it's definitely a bitter sweet event.

On the envelopes I used a mix of green gouache, I used a  hunt 56 nib in an oblique holder.  I included some wallet size pictures from Sarah's senior year.

This was a labor of love for my daughter, and myself.  Ready to book your event, just let me know.