Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Process Behind Seating Chart

I was recently hired to lettering on a giant chalkboard, the dimensions are 6 feet by 4 feet wide. The best part of this story is the groom is in New Jersey and the bride is from Missouri, and I was referred to them by someone who had seen my work at another wedding.  Cool, right?  I love stories like this!

This chalkboard was custom made by the bride's father, transported by the brides mother to me and the grooms parents picked up the chalkboard.  So, let's get to my process.

Here I'm standing next to the chalkboard to give you an idea of the size.   

The chalkboard needs to be primed first, this will prevent ghost images when changes are made.

Next is planning the layout, spacing and lettering styles.  This was the first layout.

I scrapped the first layout, and reworked the wedding date banner, curving it upward.  This created a more appealing look, but I still needed to do rework the guest names.

So I changed the seating chart to flow with the banner for an aesthetically pleasing look. 

The finally product, I had so much fun with this job.  

The products used for this chalkboard, cheap chalk for priming the chalk board, ruler, good chalk for layout design and chalk markers for the finally piece.  

Your Creative Friend,

Friday, August 5, 2016

Working On My Dream

Making my dreams a reality mean working hard on many different projects the last few months, but I've haven't had a chance to post.  It has been my pleasure to work on several weddings and a few commissions.  This year I have explore working with chalk and chalkboard, and have found that it's so much fun.  Especially after address wedding envelopes that for the most part are traditional Roundhand/Copperplated script.

Your Creative Friend,

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Art Series

I'm excited to share my Butterfly art series.  Butterflies have always captivated me with their simple elegance after coming out of the cocoon.  Butterflies flutter through the air almost appearing like they have no really direction, other then to put moving spots of color in our world.

I'm sharing the first two piece that have already be posted on Facebook, however the rest I will save for a Flutter By Unveil event.  Please leave comments and share you thoughts.


Wedding Fun

Time flies by so quickly when your busy with day to day living.  Which in my case also includes the flurry of creativity in my studio that keeps me sane.  Two wedding that I just completed.

I love what I do, especially when I see the enthusiasm in my customers face after they have received the completed project.