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.
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.
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.