Keepsake Bridal Calligraphy

"Fields" in calligraphy

Check out the ups and downs of how I created this piece for Jase and Brittany's bridal table!

Death is Nothing at All

Fresh flowers resting on handlettered calligraphy

The poem is from the perspective of the deceased, a comforting reminder of all the ways they never truly leave us. I love gift commissions -- I enjoy ferrying love and thoughtfulness from one person to another.

Learning Spencerian Script, Week 3

Falling, falling, falling for this beautiful script! I adore its simplicity and its quiet grace. Since I learned Copperplate script first, I mentally contrast the two scripts as I work with Spencerian and a major weak spot that's presented itself is the notion that since Spencerian was designed with speed of hand in mind, I have … Continue reading Learning Spencerian Script, Week 3

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 … Continue reading College Graduation Invitations

Santa Letters 2015

When I describe what a "Santa Letter" is to people -- a return letter from Santa to the beloved child or children in their lives -- the trickster inside me is scheming a way to surprise the children with facts Santa knows about them. I imagine the looks of surprise on their faces when they … Continue reading Santa Letters 2015