In love with these new pieces for my branding! That customized gold printed tissue paper is magic - thank you @noissueco ✨✨
Wax seal from @waxseals | ceramic from @sandrachaudesign #michaelamcbridecalligraphy
Hope everyone had a relaxing weekend! Here are a few more ideas for personalizing your wedding - "Thank you" tags were used for the reception favors, "Monogram" tags were used for the invitation packaging, "Time to Celebrate" tags were used to complete the out-of-town swag bags 💗
Photo: @blainesiesser | Planning & Design: @designeffect
...with the stars shining bright up above. A fantabulous night to make romance... I have been humming it all day! Joes grandmother, Mama Dean used to call us to remind us, as newlyweds that there was going to be a full moon which made for the perfect occasion for dancing and romancing. She is also a lover of Annie glass and all things fancy. Annieglass is my favorite for having friends over or for pizza in your pjs just to change things up, right before a moon dance.
...with the stars shining bright up above. A fantabulous night to make romance... I have been humming it all day! As newlyweds, Joes grandmother, Mama Dean used to call us to remind us that there was going to be a full moon, which made for the perfect occasion for dancing and romancing. She is also a lover of Annie glass and all things fancy. Annieglass is my favorite for having friends over or for pizza in your pjs just to change things up, right before a moon dance.
A My first attempt at a calligraphy video - took me about 473838 hours to edit it in iMovie and there may or may have not been a dog or two under the table and shaking the video buttt practice makes perfect! .
My @inkmethis clear ink blotter made this envelope job a dream! 💌💌💌
I’ve been traveling a lot this summer and haven’t had much time for my art, or for creativity in general. This morning I found @amymaricle ‘s #mindfulartstudio e-mail in my in-box encouraging me to try her “Inchie Challenge”. While I didn’t catch the noon podclass I was determined to make a few mini-masterpieces incorporating some new #pastel techniques with #zentangle , #handlettering and #pointedpen strokes. Thanks, @amymaricle for your inspiration! These little experiments gave me a much-needed creative break! #dianetownsendpastels
Seen on the www.zanerian.com website: E.L. Brown’s lesson on #engrossingscript advises as follows about “Movement”: “Owing to the heavy shaded strokes and round turns of this style of writing it cannot be written with good results with any but the finger movement. Bend the fingers and thumb while the hand remains stationary, lifting the pen at the end of each shaded stroke.” 😳🤔🤨🤷🏻♀️ #calligraphypractice#copperplate#engraversscript#pointedpen
These fall #envelopes are on their way to @rubythefox in Maryland (and then a zillion other places after she puts her magic paper goodies in them). The transition from full service stationery designer to freelance calligrapher has been way better than I anticipated - mostly because of the experience of working with other people in THEIR creative processes, rather than just my own. I’m loving it! 🍂🍁
We’ve been DYING to share this housewarming gift we helped create for the @thebucketlistfamily with our girl @chloeanne_egbert. After 3 years of full time travel, they’ve finally traveled to their new, beautiful home in Hawaii. This hand-lettered (+ footprinted 😉) print was something they got to pack with them. Go check out their last video to see how much of a powerhouse couple @jessgee + @garrettgee are, and how dang cute their kids are. I have no words! So inspiring and brave ❤️💙💚 welcome home!! @oldhomelove
Here’s a fun project from this week!
A 3ft hardwood nursery sign HANDPAINTED by yours truly!
I haven’t attempted to paint characters yet, and they turned out so much better than I anticipated!
The wood is stained a custom blend of ebony and espresso, and the paint for each character is custom mixed by hand.
The client chose a generic quote for the sign, which I LOVE! This piece will be able to journey with the little babe as he or she grows up, and could even be passed down to their own little one, one day ♡
Happy Monday friends. Took a little break from social media yesterday and it was refreshing. Also got back into some calligraphy and pointed pen work. Not gonna lie I was a bit rusty but it was still so good to do. Very therapeutic. What you guys get into this weekend?
A new twist to an old(er) painting. I looove the look of calligraphy overlays. Do you?
Well, today was definitely a Monday! But thankfully my work day wasn't too long...and now I'm free to fulfill client orders and start some new pieces! What are you up to? Did Monday kick your butt too?
Snapshot of my current work project. I don’t just sit down and magically make something perfectly spaced on a piece of paper. Nor do I just start with pointed pen. It takes time (and in my case) multiple erasers/new pages. We all do it to get to the final piece, so stick with it and remember it’s okay to start over or use pencil first 😘 #theblondescribe#behindthescenes#desktop#customcalligraphy#calligraphydaily
I feel like Bart Simpson writing the same phrase on the chalkboard a million times..... I actually suck! 😅
But there's nothing like a reference point for your future progress pics. Trust the process! Haha