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Sunday
Jan242016

Calligraphy Workshop Recap: Fern

Last August, I had the pleasure of teaching calligraphy in Fern's gorgeous & bright space. Every time I step foot in Megan's shop, I leave inspired (& praying for the small collection of succulents I end up carting home for their survival). Her eye for making a space look & feel open & well designed is unmatched, & makes for learning calligraphy in such a space extra special.

photo credit, Megan from Fern

photo credit, Megan from Fern

Since it was a sunny, August day, we felt it would be a fun touch to make their name "tags" on some river rocks I found near a riverside in my hometown. It definitely added a nice summer-y feel to the day, & served as perfect paper weights when dealing with that flowing summer breeze.

Thanks, Megan, what a beautiful day it was!

 

Thursday
Jan212016

Calligraphy Workshop Recap: Heart & Dash + Powel House

One of the most elegant calligraphy workshops I've been a part of to date was at the gorgeous & historical Powel House in my old home of Philadelphia last July. I teamed up with the fun & sweet Sarah's of Heart & Dash (they're truly awesome), & I am still dreaming of that day (even though it was an unbearable 95 degrees). To be in such an ornate, bright, & white + yellow room was simply a dream!

This room was particularly interesting, because it's where George Washington would dance, & many "Pride & Prejudice" style parties & dances were held here. Naturally, we played fancy music during the workshop. 

The Sarah's put together wonderful sips & treats (especially that Summer Sangria).

Thank you, folks from the Powel House, & to the best 2 Sarah's I know! What a fun day this was, can't wait to get back & visit again.

 

Tuesday
Jan192016

Calligraphy Workshop Recap: Studio of Christine Wisnieski

Last May, I had the pleasure of sneaking up to Cleveland to spend the weekend teaching calligraphy in the lovely Christine Wisnieski's bright & spacious studio. We spent Friday evening teaching beginner calligraphy, & Saturday morning doing the same, sipping on coffee & delicious food all weekend long. 

Parse & Parcel graciously lended us beautiful envelopes & papers packets for our students to practice on. Everybody was over the moon & made for scribing so much more fun & elegant. Thank you Christine, & Parse & Parcel for such a fun calligraphy-bright-sun-light-filled weekend!

 

Tuesday
Jan192016

Madewell Gift Wrap Event & Pop-Up Shop Recap

Over the Christmas holiday, I was kindly asked by the ladies at Madewell to host a gift wrap + pop-up shop event to help celebrate the cheery season in their store. I was so grateful & excited! 

Any customer that purchased a certain amount from the store had their gifts wrapped in my calligraphy gift wrap. It was such a fun way to meet & greet everybody, & I hope their gifts served them well. 

Did I mention there were macaroons, as well? Yes. Yes, there were. Thanks, ladies from Madewell--it was such a treat to do this event!

 

Monday
Jan182016

White Ink + Calligraphy

Hey, y'all! A couple of months ago, I posted over on Atly a little guide on how to a. properly use white ink with a calligraphy pen, & b. some resources & recommendations on products & brands I recommend. If you're interested in learning more, hop on over to their site for the scoop!

 

 

Tuesday
Oct272015

updates!

Well, hello, hello. Where do I even begin? Has it really been this long since I typed on this thing? This year has been full of new things, packed calligraphy workshop schedules, new wholesale adventures, a new line of products, a fun trip to California, & turning my black thumb to an almost hunter green thumb (still in the brown-ish area). I'm going to provide some updates to what this year has brought over the next couple of months, & get back to a weekly schedule next year. To start, I'll share some of the new items that are grazing my shop that may interest you in the (very exciting) upcoming season: CHRISTMAS.

Here's a few of what's new:

Just for You Letterpress Gift Tags

Oh By Gosh, By Golly Letterpress Gift Tags

Have Courage & Be Kind Blind Impression Letterpress Flat Card Sets

Hello Darling Mini Notecards Sets

Christmas Postcard Sets (Double Thick Paper)

Hope you enjoy some of these new additions & whimsies to the shop! I will be sharing some of the rest of the additions soon, but until then, hope you're all doing well & enjoying this Autumn season!

 

 

 

Friday
Jan162015

Calligraphy 'Hood Maps

Well, gee, Happy New Year! I've been busy relaxing from a great Christmas holiday for the studio--so many fun custom orders this year! I hope you all enjoyed your Christmas holiday with friends & family. Taking the tree down was my least favorite part.

To start off the new year, I wanted to share some new items listed in the shop. There are a lot of Valentine's gift wrap, mini Valentine's, & gift tags, so if you are into the lovey dovey holiday, hop on over to the shop to check them out!

However, I wanted to share with you a new Map series I'm excited about: Calligraphy 'Hood MapsI'm going to research & dive into the neighborhoods within cities (or small towns) & simply draw the streets within. I wanted a reason to celebrate & get to know all of the great small towns & unique neighborhoods in our country, & this seemed like a fun & simple way to try & do that! Each map is drawn using pencil, & the titles are written in calligraphy using liquid graphite, & edited a bit in Photoshop since it can get messy, sometimes!

I don't know about you, but I love the feeling of supporting small & local, & this series brings it to heart, so I'm excited to add to the collection! Please feel welcome to comment or message me with any local towns or neighborhoods I should keep in mind! & if you'd like a custom neighborhood/town map, you can get details here!

Enjoy, & Happy New Year! 

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!