Why is it so hard to use free time appropriately? I always wish that I had the discipline to crank out a new design every few days, but sketches just seem to linger on my desk. Like this one below, many hours are spent perfecting the sketch, which doesn’t see watercolor for …..sometimes weeks. How tragic! I am happy to report that this one is finished & will be available as a print in my shop soon. I’ve been wanting to do something that feels equally at home in both a nursery or kids room & in an office or other living space. I think this turned out simple and colorful (in that muted sort of way) enough for either. I’m quite happy with it.
What’s the trend these days, 8x10s or 9x12s? What would you all like to see?
Oh, how I love doing calligraphy of e.e. cummings poems. I always feel that they lend themselves so well to different treatments of each line, and I love playing up the color variations with them too. This was for the cover of a wedding program for that beautiful Rochester wedding invite I helped work on. I’m hoping to get a photo of the menus I collaborated with Cecelia on, too. I imagine that all the lovely details of that day were just, YES. The very best wishes to the bride & groom!
Last weekend was my first experience attending a greek wedding and, holy awesome, what a blast! I was so thrilled to celebrate with an old high school friend and her new love. They had a beautiful day, super joyous guests, and a pretty cute wedding song, too (lucky, by Jason Mraz)! Wishing them loads of happiness!
There is a soft spot in my heart for Van Morrison when it comes to weddings. Michael and I had our first dance to a Van Morrison song, and when it comes right down to it, I’m just a fan. This was special request for a custom ‘crazy love’ calligraphy piece for a wedding card. And you know what? I dig it. That lone dusty miller leaf makes MY heart beat! I’m beginning to prefer gray ink over black ink lately, too. Anyone else with me on that one?
This was a very fun wedding suite that I did for a plain awesome gal. She told me to run with a red orange color scheme, with some aqua & purple accents. I’m loving how happy and celebratory this turned out- I think I might have to utilize paisley more often!
Finished up a second complete set of my ‘like a rock’ pairing. Hand cut linoleum block print in copper & silver, hand painted tribal design frame, and hand sewn & designed linen ‘rock’ soft sculpture. I am in love with this graphic combination of elements: the modern frame with the natural simplicity of the sentiment and rock.
Sent out a few envelope calligraphy samples today that I’m pretty excited about too.
Just finished up a very gardentastic wedding suite for a fellow RIT alumnus (and former resident!). The bride requested that I include the arbor at the winery where the ceremony will take place, and gave me a glimpse into the bridal bouquet inspiration. I love the combination of envelope colors she chose to go with the shimmer silver pocket, too – the lady has got taste! Oh, spring weddings are just so pretty!
I don’t think I could have imagined a more lovely collaborative invitation than this. Each piece was given so much character, down to every last detail. Cecelia has a way of making magic happen with vellum, and is the only person I know that can give a building a cute personality. This was just seriously fun to work on, and how pretty is that blush color? Can’t you just feel the love between these forever friends?