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
I’m so excited to share our first calligraphy pen roll! This is a cloth roll up pen case used for storing artist tools while travelling. I wrote the calligraphy and block printed it by hand onto muslin. I also drafted the pattern and sewed the brush rolls together! Scroll to the end to see a … More Calligraphy Pen Rolls
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
A few years ago, I created a fun calligraphy piece inspired by the phrase, “I was in the shower thinking . . . “. My best friend Leticia and I used to begin stories with this phrase. I made it for the guest bathroom to celebrate her new house and my new calligraphy business! Contact … More “Shower”: A Fun Calligraphy Piece
A friend of mine, Samantha, posted the cutest photo of eggplants she grew in her garden. She captioned it, “My morning harvest”. The eggplants deserved to be immortalized! This was the perfect chance for me to experiment with layering text and images for a calligraphic oil painting.
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
Be the Reason … More Floral Versal Letters
Certificate Calligraphy I regularly letter certificates of completion. I love to take the extra energy to commemorate the effort of achievement. This script is called Uncial and it’s written with a broad edge nib and sumi ink. Learn more about hiring me for your own set of certificates!
Grit Equals Gold I had the honor of drawing up and lettering this screenprint design for Yoga Oasis here in Tucson. The design features the image of the Lord of Yoga flanked by shining candles. The bells that hang below the text reference the bells hanging in the windows in another room of the studio. … More Calligraphy Design for Screenprint
“Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence.” — Thoreau … More Tunnel Book with Calligraphy
“Peace” Hand-carved Linoleum Block Print This is the card I designed for the 2017 holiday season. I handlettered and cut the word “Peace” into a linoleum block. This hand, or style of writing, is called versal. The lines for the letters are drawn individually, rather than being produced with a nib or a brush. The … More
The poem is from the perspective of the deceased, a comforting reminder of all the ways they never truly leave us. … More
Lovegrove Wedding Certificate What a treat it was to add the names to this wedding document! This was written in sumi ink with a Hunt 101 pointed flexible nib. Pete Lovegrove has the honor of officiating his son’s wedding this coming February. Many years of happiness to the newlyweds.
“Let him sleep for when he wakes, he will move mountains.” Napoleon coined this phrase and it has been popping up in nurseries and online lately. This is my spin on it, with Lombardic inspired letters and woodblock themed artwork. My original idea was for the mountains to have geometric shapes and a forest of … More “Mountains” Wall Hanging for Nursery
Namaste Woodburning This was my first official woodburning project that I didn’t view as a practice piece. As you can see below, this is a shallow wood block you can buy at a craft store or make yourself if you’re so inclined. I love paper and wood and eventually when I have the time, I will … More