Simple line drawings that I intended to be tattoo designs, these turned out much larger than I thought they would! A radiant sunshine emerges from behind clouds, while a crescent moon shines in the sky. Each print measures 6" x 6". In the photo, each is matted and framed in an 8" x 8" frame.
My client, Cindy, asked if I could "do something" for her. She brought this phrase to me, written on a blank page of a checkbook register. She said she was starting early this year gathering Christmas gifts. This piece turned out larger than I'd planned -- typically I work in small intricate pages. I … Continue reading Laughter Sparkles Like Sunshine
Beautiful navy blue gouache on mini metallic envelopes spell out names of guests for an escort display at an October wedding in Tucson. Custom mixed color, all calligraphy by hand! Loved working on this one. Each escort envelope features the guests' names, handwritten with a pointed flexible nib. Inside each envelope is a white … Continue reading Golden Escort Envelopes
The poem is from the perspective of the deceased, a comforting reminder of all the ways they never truly leave us.
Ohhhh I looooove pumpkins!! I love the character of their shape, the twist in the stem of each one, and how wide they are but how narrow and shapely each section is. This is a watercolor of a trio of them for a client. Glad she loves pumpkins as much as I do! Prints … Continue reading Pumpkin Trio
What a treat it was to add the names to this wedding document! This was written in sumi ink with a Hunt 101 pointed flexible nib. Pete Lovegrove has the honor of officiating his son's wedding this coming February. Many years of happiness to the newlyweds.
"Let him sleep for when he wakes, he will move mountains." Napoleon coined this phrase and it has been popping up in nurseries and online lately. This is my spin on it, with Lombardic inspired letters and woodblock themed artwork. My original idea was for the mountains to have geometric shapes and a forest … Continue reading “Mountains” Wall Hanging for Nursery
The inspiration for this gift was a replica of a suit of armor in the recipient's office. His parents brought me a photo of him in his office, seated next to the replica. They asked me for something that would include a bible passage they chose and an angel wing in each corner. The couple also wanted likenesses of their son and … Continue reading Medieval Themed Graduation Gift
An inspirational commission to soothe a broken heart. This original watercolor served as a reminder that we are never so alone as we feel, complete with truffula trees to remind us of where we came from. Leave it to Dr. Seuss to convey such a grounding message in such whimsical and memorable language. I chose … Continue reading Watercolor Dr. Seuss Exerpt
This was a calligraphy project completed in May 2016. The client, Chris Laria, graduated from the University of Arizona with a Master's of Science in Planning. He asked for his name and degree to be lettered into each invitation to the graduation ceremony and the celebration afterward. The gothic script used for the lower case letters is called Textura Quadrata and is … Continue reading College Graduation Invitations