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!
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
Tearing the Calligraphy Place Cards by Hand We used a ruler and a thin wet paintbrush on textured black paper to create tear lines. This way, the rips were controlled, but not too clean. We measured the place cards with an 18″ cut mat so we wouldn’t have to draw the lines first. After tearing … More Hand Torn Calligraphy Place Cards
“Abundance: Great Quantities Moving in Waves”. This calligraphy composition measures 5″x7″ before framing. I completed it as part of a collection of calligraphy to display at Caffe Luce in Tucson, Arizona for the month of April 2022. So far, this is the piece patrons are most interested in! Read on for a little bit about … More Abundance 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.
I painted this calligraphy mural in the dining area of my house because I remember having most conversations at this table. My sons and I have covered every topic from casual jokes to family trauma, examined our implicit biases, addressed consent culture and privately written out painful things to burn in the fire in our … More “Gather” Calligraphy Mural
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
Golden Escort Envelopes Beautiful navy blue gouache on mini metallic envelopes spell out names of guests for an escort display at an October wedding in Tucson. Custom mixed color, all calligraphy by hand! Loved working on this one. Each escort envelope features the guests’ names, handwritten with a pointed flexible nib. Inside each envelope is a … More Gold Escort Envelopes