No time of year makes me happier than does the one we are in now. I’ve gotten past the big work push for a few days and am looking forward to some time away from drawing board, at least for a day or two.
Christmas brings me much joy, and my hope and wish is that the coming days of this festive season bring you much happiness, as you celebrate with those you love!
This was quite a fun, yet challenging project … designing the “perfect” version of the words Save The Date, in a flourished calligraphic script. The photograph was taken by Elizabeth Messina, and the invitation was designed by my friend Susan at Papel Paper & Press.
A little something from the archives today … From last year’s A Lovely Workshop in Napa and photographed by Elizabeth Messina.
Have a great week!
Matt Ellis contacted me to hand letter the title of his recent album entitled, Births, Deaths and Marriages. If you have a few minutes to kick back, check out the video Heart of Mine for a quick look and listen, it’s a great song – and you get to see a cute lil’ pooch!
There is not a calligrapher that I know – and I know quite a few – who would think that calligraphy can be done well without chocolate being involved. At a recent workshop, one of the class participants was lovely and brought these delightful mini cupcakes for all to enjoy. They were just so cute I had to take a picture … yum!
The first day of school was always an exciting time for me. A new pencil box, a new box of crayons, a new wardrobe, and the opportunity to see my old friends and make new ones was thrilling.
So, in honour of the first day of school, and with the idea I will get to share something with my old friends and meet new friends, I’ve got a Giveaway to offer to my followers. All you need to do to enter is to make sure your sweet little avatar shows up in the follower list on the blog and leave a comment which includes your choice of envelope colour. Then, next Monday, sometime before noon my time, I will pick a number via Random.org and voilá … you may be the winner!
Of course, if you would like to purchase a set for yourself or someone special, you can do so at my Felt & Wire shop. : )
This sign duo is something I created for a recent wedding. What a challenge it was to write large, yet still to keep a “pointed pen” look.
Lettered with a Mitchell nib and black gouache
Perhaps you will remember my post from a short time ago about A Place To Bark … well, the art has been compiled into a book and is currently up for auction on eBay. Won’t you take a moment to check it out and, if you are able, place a generous bid on it? Not only will 100% of the proceeds will go to Bernie and the animals at A Place To Bark, but you will receive a one-of-a-kind book filled with original art. The countdown is quickly coming to an end so do check it out soon….
Created with a Gillott 1068A and W&N Jet Black Gouache