Calligraphy engraving of an Irish toast on a new bottle of bourbon made a fun gift for a young man’s 21st birthday. I chose Italic calligraphy for the text because it’s delicate but easy to read. … More Calligraphy Engraving on a Birthday Bourbon Bottle
The names of the now-newlyweds are written in flowing, modern calligraphy. In contrast, the rest of the text is a clean, pared down Italic Script. … More Dusty Rose Wedding Invitations
I illustrated and painted this round hobbit door in 2021, mainly for fun, but it took me a year to decide on the calligraphy to complete the illustration!
I started these Handmade Burn Books in the summer of 2021 in an online class. Ali Manning from Vintage Page Designs led a bookbinding class using a double needle Coptic stitch. I used blank mixed media paper for the signatures, or groups of pages. I decided early on that I wasn’t keeping these books. 2021 … More Handmade Burn Books
Sometimes when I meditate, I can see pictures. Sometimes I “hear” a little phrase. This time it was both, and they came through in just a flash. I saw a peaceful forest with trees in early morning sunlight. The message to me was, “let the light in”. I don’t always know what these phrases mean, … More “Let the Light In” Calligraphy Composition
Sean provided his handwritten wedding vows to us for his upcoming wedding to Jennifer. He told us he wanted to frame the finished vows for their one year (paper!) anniversary. We suggested an 11×14″ paper that could be folded for a ceremony and easily framed later. Sean appreciated this idea. He wanted an off-white paper … More Handwritten Wedding Vows
I had the pleasure of designing and lettering the spring wedding signs for Morgan and Brian. They were finally able to renew their wedding vows in front of friends and family! They chose the beautiful Kingan Gardens in downtown Tucson, Arizona as their venue.
Eloise is the first daughter of a friend of mine — they call her Lou for short! After she was born, I couldn’t wait to make this birth information wall hanging for her with illuminated letters. My friend gave me the details of her birth — the date, time and her measurements. The Text Illuminated … More Illuminated Letters for a New Baby