Happy New Year! I love a good chance to start fresh, reflect on the past year, and set intentions for the coming year. I like to set intentions rather than resolutions; something that gets me a bit more excited I find that I’m more likely to stick to. I’d love to hear how you all refresh in the New Year. Anyway, click to enlarge, save + enjoy!
I always love doing calligraphy for weddings, and this sweet bride asked me to make name tags for all of the gifts she was giving to her bridal party. Such a sweet way to do so!
I finally did something I've always wanted to do a few weeks ago, teach a calligraphy class! Only for some of my friends, of course. But it was a great start in the right direction. I held it at the adorable Workshop PDX and we all had a blast. Here's a few photos of our day!
As all first "holidays" will be hard after my mom's passing, my birthday was no exception and kind of the first major event. I wanted to be surrounded by people that loved and supported me through the good and the bad, and the perfect setting was at my friend Lena's Kitchen for a private dinner party on her back patio. She delivered nothing short of delicious food and a beautiful table setting to top it off. I felt spoiled and fancy and everything I wanted to feel on my birthday, and for that, I'm thankful.
Happy August 1st! Click to enlarge, save to desktop and enjoy!
I had a blast writing out all of these envelopes for a wedding in Lake Como, Italy. I used a watercolor brush with calligraphy ink mixed with water to get the soft effect.