11/06/2014

Teaching Brush Lettering


 I love getting ready to teach . . . well, mostly. There are some nerves involved, the kind that makes you wonder 'what am I doing.' But overall, I learn so much from getting ready. Trying to figure out what I bring to the students that is fresh and will help them move forward in the quest.

Also, I try to prepare hand outs that will give a visual for what we are working towards. I was very pleased with how these designs came out. One just never knows when everything will align and you produce a finished project that makes you pleased that you sat down to create.



10/09/2014

Seating Chart

 #SeatingChart

#Chalkboardsignage

#weddingsign




This hand crafted, real chalk seating chart was created for an upcoming wedding. The flowers will be sunflowers, so the sign ties in with the overall look for the reception.

Let your imagination dream of personal touches for your wedding reception.

Make your day special.



Lower portion of chalkboard door
Upper portion of chalkboard door

9/24/2014

Place Cards









Place card options when using full name and title.

8/27/2014

Anything Goes





The last 3 days I have been working on this quick project. It will be mailed, as is, to The Courtyard Gallery in Asheville for their annual Mail Art Show, 'Anything Goes - Everything Shows.' From looking at their site they usually get very unusual art for this show, but I decided to go a very traditional route - which will be unusual for this show. The piece is a 12" by 12" canvas board. Hopefully it will go through the mail easily.

8/22/2014

Wedding Calligraphy


Simple

Elegant

Copperplate

Script

Wedding Envelopes



Always a pleasure to help a bride make a beautiful first impression when she invites the guests to the ceremony.

8/08/2014

Vine Work Finished






Here is the image of my most recent project. The client's need was a gift for her son - it does get challenging to come up with gifts for those we love. So she reached out to me to create something for his office with minimal information. I took it as an opportunity to work on some detail work and to  practice laying down gold leaf. Hopefully, this will exceed her  expectations and will be a treasured gift from a loving mother to her son.
It is a real pleasure to craft such items. Always thrilled to help client put to paper what they have a vague notion about.
 

8/02/2014

Vine work






Beginning steps to a commission piece.
What do you get someone who has the ability to get everything they need?

This mother decided to give her son a hand rendered calligraphy piece.

How very special!

I will keep you posted on how this turns out . . . .