lucky, for a friend

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!





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crazy love

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?



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a pretty paisley wedding

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!




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the passing of spring

Boy, am I ever embarrassed about the lack of posting lately. It is really hard to stay connected! But we have been having a great busy time around the house & studio here! There has been a lot of garden planting, yard exploring, pinecone collecting, stroller walking, and car watching this spring. I’m hoping to post some of my recent projects over the next few days, so bear with me!



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tribal + copper + calligraphy

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.


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liam’s first painting: curious excitement

This weekend Michael and I decided to spontaneously introduce Liam to finger paint.  I think we both realized fairly quickly that a drop cloth of some sort was in order. Oops. Watching him experiment with making marks (everywhere the brush could reach. you can see that we abandoned the confines of sitting down) and mixing colors filled me with an immeasurable amount of happiness and inspiration. Gosh, I don’t know who had more fun: this boy, or his overly proud parents!






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glenora winery wedding

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!




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a most charming rochester wedding

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? julia4




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