Category: design

+ "Fields" in calligraphy

Keepsake Bridal Calligraphy

Get behind the scenes of how I created this custom piece for Jase and Brittany’s bridal table, from concept to creation.

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“Have I Told You Lately” Wall Hanging

I really couldn’t help thinking, as I sat down before the blank canvas, “Well I may have to start over, but I’ll try it anyway.” I mean, I’ve been making art for about 20 years. And I tell you, I thought, “I wonder if Van Gogh thought that about his work.” If he had that kind of attitude. And if he did, then maybe … Read More “Have I Told You Lately” Wall Hanging

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“Mountains” Wall Hanging For Nursery

When my client, Jennifer, came to me with the idea of this piece for her nephew’s bedroom, I already had these letters floating around in my head. The alphabet is called Lombardic and lends itself to wonderful illustration and ornamentation. These letters are entirely drawn, line by line. Some letters are based on the shape of a circle, but there are many avenues for … Read More “Mountains” Wall Hanging For Nursery

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Medieval Themed Graduation Gift

Couple Brad and Ana came to me with dreams, a sweet sketch of an art piece, and an 8″ x 10″ picture frame for their son who is graduating with a Master’s of Art in Administration from Grand Canyon University. They brought a photo of him to me with the inspiration for this project: a suit of arms complete with a helmet and a battle axe! … Read More Medieval Themed Graduation Gift

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College Graduation Invitations

I was honored to letter the invitations for this graduation celebration. The graduate, Chris, earned his Master’s of Science in Planning at the University of Arizona. Chris and his wife purchased invitations from the university, which came slotted with a small card for the graduate fill in their name and degree. The cards were promptly recycled and I set to task calligraphing the names. Chris saw a sample of mine … Read More College Graduation Invitations

+ Pen to Press Goodies

Pen to Press

It’s one thing to have an idea, a dream, but becomes something more when people tell you to pursue it.