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Help support my local animal shelter--they are unfortunately a kill shelter, so any help in spreading the word about these great dogs would be very helpful!

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Wednesday
Oct302013

Custom Maps for Christmas

It's true. I said Christmas before Halloween. 'Tis the season, though, for custom map illustrations to begin if you'd like to have one made for someone special by Christmas Eve! Can you believe we have to even think about Christmas gifts already? These whimsical little gifts take me about 4-6 weeks to illustrate & ship your way, so hop on over to my shop to learn more about how to get an custom order started, if this is something you feel someone would truly appreciate! You can email me here or send me a message through my Etsy shop here for specific questions or if you need help with ideas! 

I also introduced a new size, so you can now have the option to order an 8x10 or 11x14!

Here is a little inspiration to get you into the spirit.

You're welcome :)

 

Tuesday
Oct222013

Personalized Product Calligraphy Gift Tags

Here is a new way to add a final touch to a special gift--personalize it by creating your own "product" tags with quirky & sweet descriptions on how each item should be used! I had a pretty throw & quirky vase ready to gift to one of my best friend's for her wedding, & kept brainstorming how to make it unique, & thought, "how will she even use these gifts?" So, instead of writing a card, I cut out a couple of tags & wrote special & sweet ways she & her new hubby would use each item (you could also use this as an opportunity to drop hints to the new husband--giving flowers to your new wife, anyone?).

For the tags, I just used recycled kraft paper & wrote the names & description of each item in calligraphy & basic handwriting. Any handwriting would be just as adorable, as it would be a gift from you, specially!

Happy gifting!

Pretty Throw & Vase were purchased at Anthropologie over the summer. See similar here & here.

Tuesday
Oct152013

Calligraphy Signage for Anthropologie!

A couple of weeks ago, I was browsing Easton Towne Center, made my way to Anthropologie, & to my surprise noticed some of the signage I assisted with a couple of months ago for Anthropologie. I kind of forgot about them for a while, so a warming smile overcame me as I saw it all come to life & to be styled so creatively. Such a cool feeling to see. So, if you browse through an Anthropologie during this Fall season, you may just stumble across some familiar calligraphy! Can't wait to share more with you over the next couple of months!

Monday
Oct072013

Desktop Calendar for October!

Fall season in Boston is one of my favorite things. If you've ever visited during this time, you know what I'm talking about. This picture was taken during the Spring, so I felt it fitting given the inspirational quote to go along with this month's calendar--Autumn carries its own, special beauty, & I hope you're all enjoying this colorful month. 

Hope you enjoy!

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Friday
Oct042013

Umba Fall Lookbook Launch & their handmade movement!

 

I'm honored to be a part of a great launch today & share with you the wonderful new things Umba (what launched two years ago as Umba Box, a subscription box for handmade goods) is up to & hope you feel inspired to support their new avenue! They're launching their new Fall Lookbook & changing their mission towards connecting savvy entrepeneurs with handmade artists around the world. It's worth the read below to learn about how passionate they are towards the handmade world & helping others in need.

Umba has such great mission & heart--in just under two years, Umba has partnered with hundreds of amazingly talented artists who spent years refining their craft, sometimes spending hours making a single product, purely out of a love of what they do. Online markets have become oversaturated with artists. The Umba community is the voice for these artists, designers, producers, and illustrators, connecting them with a powerful marketing force who understands and appreciates the time-honored skills they practice.

In addition to empowering artists by connecting them with passionate consumers who value their work, Umba empowers a new class of entrepreneurs who recognize that they want more out of life than a 9-to-5 job. They are seeking to find purpose and change lives while doing something they’re passionate about. 

Umba is a one-of-a-kind social selling platform that selects savvy entrepreneurs to be Umbassadors, empowering them to launch their own businesses as independent consultants. Umbassadors earn 20% of sales made from hosting online and in-home Trunk Shows, receive direct mentorship from industry experts, and join an active community of new friends, all the while helping to improve the lives of artists across the world. Consumers are able to work with an Umbassador to get a personal touch, and they can also shop directly at umba.com.

By connecting artists and Umbassadors, children in Ethiopia are now able to attend school because their parents who craft our Banded Cotton Towels are now earning a steady income. After launching their businesses, Umbassadors are able to pay off debt, take much needed vacations to reconnect with their families, and donate to causes that they are most passionate about. Lives are truly changing when Umbassadors and artists come together. 

The Fall Collection celebrates relationships. Umba has hand-selected products that are reminiscent of cozy fall weekends full of steaming mugs of coffee sipped while wrapped up in blankets, surrounded by all of the people you love most.

So, join me in welcoming their new Fall Lookbook here, & help support this handmade movement!

Wednesday
Sep182013

Chicken Noodle Soup for the Soul Gift Basket

A few weeks ago, one of my best friend's had her first baby & I found this adorable "Chicken Noodle Soup for the Soul" recipe on Pinterest to make for a fitting "stay healthy, strong, & soul-filled" gift basket. Now, if any of you know me, you know this was going to be quite a doing for me considering I rarely, truly cook. So, it was soulful for me, just as well, & I suppose you could say a lot of love went into this one! See below for how it turned out, & click here for the recipe to follow yourself (click here for the delicious chicken recipe)!

Voila! For the wrapping, I just used recycled kraft paper & wrote the names of each food item in calligraphy. Any handwriting would be just as adorable, as it would be a gift from you, specially!

Enjoy! & how fitting would this gift idea be for this Fall season? Perfection!

 

Monday
Sep092013

Tattoo Calligraphy Sketches

Tattoo's must be in the air, because I've been busy designing & lettering quite a few, lately! I think they're my new favorite project. A tattoo is a huge commitment, & to be a part of making someone's memorable mark is special! If a tattoo is something you've been contemplating, & happen to like the calligraphy & handwriting style, hop on over to my shop to learn more about starting the sketching process!

 

Friday
Sep062013

Calligraphy for the Scalora Wedding

photo credits: instagram window pane | program window pane

A couple of months ago, I had the opportunity to use my calligraphy on unique surfaces for the Scalora wedding. They rented a few window panes, & wanted to take a different approach to the traditional wedding program & instead have it written on window panes. It was such a lovely idea & seemed to be a pretty decorating piece within the style of their wedding. Hop on over here to see the rest of their beautiful arrangments, style, & decor on their magical day!

Tuesday
Sep032013

Desktop Calendar for September!

Oh, September has officially begun for me, as I was not ready to accept it until today. I will admit, Winter is my favorite season, but I still get a little sad when Summer decides to leave for the year. The smell of cookouts, corn on the cob, chlorine in your hair, sand in your car, & flip flops are taking a sabbatical, & will be missed.

But, don't fret! This quote is one of my favorites, & seems perfectly fitting for our summer-time-blues to come (in 19 days, you know). We can still feel the warmth of summer with an open heart & soul with this month's desktop calendar friendly reminder on the matter.

Hope you enjoy!

To download, click on one of the below sizes, depending on your computer screen's monitor dimensions:

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Friday
Aug302013

labor day sale on traveler & wanderer prints!

Summer & vacations are coming to an end, but that's no reason to keep your wanderlust bottled up after this summer weekend! To keep you inspired during this soon-to-be chilly months, these 8x10 travel prints are $5 off through Monday, so that you can stay reminded to keep your refreshing, travel spirit alive. Just use code "TRAVELSPIRIT" at checkout! 

Enjoy & have a festive, summery weekend, everyone!

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