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Thursday
Nov202014

Calligraphy Workshop with Fern Studio

This calligraphy workshop ranks up there in the beauty department, let me tell you! Megan of Fern Studio has quite an eclectic, yet minimalistically designed space. It is simply gorgeous. Can you tell it was once a garage? If you happen upon Cincinnati, I highly recommend stopping by her space.

It was a perfect evening filled with charming people, delicious food & drink that would be found in a Sunday Suppers event (still dreaming about that mulled wine), luscious greens, bright whites, & beautiful calligraphy. A great set-up to cozy up to on a cold, Fall evening. What more do you need?

Thanks, Megan for hosting a pleasant evening in your space!

Monday
Nov172014

Terrain Calligraphy Workshop Recap

photo credit to Juniper & Dash.

What a beautiful space to practice such a beautiful artform! Teaching calligraphy at Terrain was a dream come true for this gal, & I'll remember & cherish it always. We were lucky enough to have the floral hanging arrangements leftover from an event the night before, so it just added to the magic of the evening. & how about that striking, Fall sunlight peeking through the windows? I'm still dreaming about it. So grateful to have met all of you who attended, & hope you're still having fun scribing & practicing with that brilliant, cobalt blue ink!

& a big thank you to Sarah from Juniper & Dash for helping--you decorated the tables beautifully (succulents are just my favorite), & the photos are perfect!

Tuesday
Nov042014

UPPERCASE Magazine Calligraphy Feature!

I am so humbled to have been featured in UPPERCASE Magazine's Issue 23! I tried my hand at some colorful ink mixes & ombre effects in my calligraphy with this submission--definitely an interesting way of writing with an artistic twist, I would say. You should give it a try if you have a calligraphy pen & colorful inks near you!

There are so many great calligraphers in this issue, as well as some killer, creative handmade crests. If I were a betting lady, I'd bet you need this issue. To get you through the hardest & most inspiring of times, teehee.

If you've never subscribed to UPPERCASE Magazine, you can use the discount code, "letterlove" to receive 15% off your yearly subscription.

Also, if you subscribe to UPPERCASE's emails, you may have noticed my submission made one of the promotional emails to go along with Issue 23, as well! I was pleasantly surprised to see it, & very grateful!


Thank you, Janine, for featuring my work, & congrats to the other great calligraphers in this issue!

 

Wednesday
Oct012014

A New "The Hive Studio" Website!!

I am Finally able to share something I've been brainstorming for about 2 years--a new place The Hive Studio can call home! I kind of compare it to actually buying a house; you purchase the domain (the lot), & have it sit there, empty, for some time until you fully decide what you want to build upon it. Each page; each thought; each bit of artwork goes into making it come together, & you're hopeful it all works well & stands tall. There are still some "rooms" I'll be adding as time goes on, but for now, welcome to my new e-studio!

Over time, I've collected photos & mental snapshots of all of the charming, full-of-character brick & mortar shops from my travels to Boston & New York, & living in Philly. It's always been a dream of mine to one day own my own studio shop, so for my e-studio, it felt fitting to simply make that dream become a reality in a charming, little way. I hope you enjoy exploring my online brick & mortar space!

LindseyBee will still be the place where you'll receive the most up-to-date bits of information, & general inspiration, but thehivestud.io will be the main house.

I must say, this is starting to feel more like "me." For as long as I can remember, detailed pencil drawings have been a big source of inspiration for me, & my favorite art medium next to calligraphy. Here, I feel I could freely express that & start fresh with bringing it back full circle...back to my roots. There's something about that sketchy, messy, first thoughts of an idea that seem so authentic to me. I suppose it's symbolic to the very raw beginning of creating, perhaps. It's all so neat how the process of a thought-to a hand-to a piece of paper works together in creating. Don't you agree? Anywho, I hope you find the new site easy to use, & organized! A lot of time & heart & thought went into this, so I am happy it is finally live!

Welcome Home, The Hive Studio! It's about time! Now, time to sleep:)

Monday
Sep082014

Calligraphy Workshop with Terrain!


I am SO excited to share my next calligraphy workshop adventure! This coming Sunday, I'll be joining Terrain for a lovely little evening of learning the basics of writing in calligraphy. I will cover the beginning tips & tricks you need to hold your pen correctly, the pressure needed to use the pen (aka: nib & nib holder) to create ink flow, & even dive into scribing the alphabet. You'll get to take home the calligraphy kits used during the workshop so you can continue to practice at your leisure! Tickets are $25 for this workshop, as it will just be an hour and a half beginner class. I can't wait to see you all there--it's going to be wonderful!

If you're able to attend, reservations are required, so sign up through their website here.

See you Sunday!

Thursday
Jul242014

Calligraphy for Totem's Supper + Song Series!

Supper + Song: June 21, 2014 from Kodiak Productions on Vimeo.

 

Here is a charming recap of the delicious evening with Totem Supply Co. for the first Supper + Song series! The food was over the moon, the wine was muy bueno, & the laughter & live music that filled the room just made the night everything. To come together under one roof & embrace the local community spirit was truly inspiring. Supporting your small & local towns is so rewarding, & makes me very grateful & feel blessed to be home to be a part of it all! Can't wait for the next one, so stay tuned if you're in the Southern Ohio/Columbus area for ticket sales for August 16th!

Monday
Jul072014

Desktop Calendar for July!

Okay, so you know that it's summertime & everything is green (for most of us), right? Well, I'm surrounded by farmland here about the studio, & my neighbors just finished planting soy beans, & have always felt these made for the cutest bunches. I just simply felt inspired to create a little painterly image (using a variety of green gouache paints) of what some of these fields would look like from above. I'm always inspired by the outside view from a plane & can see all of the beautiful, natural colors & patterns down below, so I'd imagine if I took one of my images of farmland from above & uploaded it to my waterlogue app, it would somewhat resemble this. Sort of.

Hope you enjoy the simplicity of this background this month--it's all about sitting back, relaxing, & taking in/being inspired by your surroundings! Cheers to sweet & green summertime!

To download, click on the options below:

for the calendar version

for the basic wallpaper version (as shown above)

for your phone

Sunday
Jun082014

Father/Daughter Pop-Up Shop!

If you've been following me over on Instagram, you may have seen a few posts about our Father/Daughter Pop-Up Shop happening on my Etsy shop! It's lasting from June 2-21st, & we used the scrap wood in our barn & some fallen branches in our backyard to create these unique little wooden goodies. Our plan is to keep "opening up shop" every couple of months, or so, once we restock on discovered wood scraps & fallen branches! Below are some of my favorites from our little "summer" collection:

Wooden Plant Hanger with branch...

One of a few "Workbench Combo" Sets...

Painted Succulent Wooden Platform...

Wooden Burnt Effect Coasters...

Mini Wooden Flag Stands (from a Honeysuckle Tree)...

Custom Calligraphy Wooden Key Chains...

Wooden Log Coasters (Set of 4)...

I hope you all enjoy browsing through everything! With Father's Day coming up, some of these could make great gifts for the Dad (Grandpa, Uncle, Brother, Husband, etc.) in your life! Some of those who've purchased already have mentioned Graduation gifts, too, so there you go! Some more gift ideas!

Feel free to comment below, email, or convo me with any questions about what is available, & even what you may like to see for our future Pop-Up Shops! Who knows, we may even create a permanent shop & keep the "Open" sign up everyday! Just need to think up a shop name, first...hmmm...

Thanks, y'all!

Tuesday
Jun032014

Desktop Wallpaper for June!

Is it really June? & hey, I suppose this officially marks 1 year that I've been creating desktop wallpapers! How about that! & how about this lovey-dovey, light & airy, summery quote from Shakespeare to get us in the warm & summer spirit? Ah, sweet summertime...

To download for your desktop, click here.

 

Tuesday
May272014

Calligraphy Workshops in Philly!

the new old fashioned calligraphy workshop from Amanda Jaffe on Vimeo.

Oh my, you guys. What an awesome weekend spent in Philly setting up & teaching calligraphy workshops with the wonderful New Old Fashioned ladies, & the awesome help of Sarah from Juniper & Dash. To say my heart is full is an understatement--everyone was amazing company to keep, I genuinely enjoyed just the simplicity of coming together in a space to sit, chat, eat, drink, laugh, make new friends, & learn this beautiful art of calligraphy together. I can't post all 115+ photos on this blog post, or you'll hate me. Can't have that. So, if you'd like to browse through the Friday & Saturday workshops, hop on over to Facebook to see the rest! 

To give a quick breakdown, Friday's class was Calligraphy 101 (learning about the basics of how to hold the pen, the anatomy of it & foundational knowledge to get started creating strokes to creating/developing your own alphabet), & Saturday's workshop was Event Calligraphy (still learning the basics, but later diving into using newfound skills on envelopes, table cards, & even diving into chalkboard lettering & digitizing calligraphy for logo & invitation needs).

& I can't go on without giving a gigantic shout out to the Love Me Do ladies for the amazing photography, adorable video, & AWESOME PHOTO BOOTH they were able to grace us with!

Okay, so I probably still shared a bit more than usual, so pay no mind to me. So thankful for those of you able to join us for this super calligraphy weekend event, & I will surely keep you all posted on more in Philly! & Ohio, of course! & who knows where else, hmmm...how about my favorite across-the-pond city, Rome? Just kidding! You know I don't speak Spanish!

:)