“Friend, our closeness is this: anywhere you put your foot, feel me in the firmness under you.” –Rumi
Ed, my client, called me on the telephone and tentatively asked if I could letter an excerpt in calligraphy as a gift for his new girlfriend. I smiled and said, “I do that all the time.”
I wrote and illustrated these versal capital letters as two matching spring-themed calligraphy pieces for a lovely client.
I never made time to get to working with them, and then along came this workshop.
Get behind the scenes of how I created this custom piece for Jase and Brittany’s bridal table, from concept to creation.
I love to deliver work like this to my clients organized and ready to go. Planning an event like this requires so much attention to detail and I enjoy doing my part to minimize the energy my work requires for display.
A Santa Letter is a custom letter handwritten in calligraphy from a parent to their child or children, sent under the guise of Santa. That’s who Santa is after all, … Continue reading Letters From Santa
The poem is from the perspective of the deceased, a comforting reminder of all the ways they never truly leave us. I love gift commissions — I enjoy ferrying love and thoughtfulness from one person to another.
Falling, falling, falling for this beautiful script! I adore its simplicity and its quiet grace. Since I learned Copperplate script first, I mentally contrast the two scripts as I work with … Continue reading Learning Spencerian Script, Week 3
It’s kind of like trying to learn a new yoga pose for me. I hear directions and I try to follow them with one part of my body, but other parts of my body start to unexpectedly rebel.
. . . Rebooted. The first time I started learning Spencerian script, 8 months ago, I got swamped with client work and safely put my pages away in a folder … Continue reading Day One of Spencerian Hand
I’m kind of late to the Spencerian Party in the Instagram Calligraphy Community . . .