Saturday, November 19, 2016

Brush lettered Menu

I just finished this menu for a client giving a small dinner to introduce her new business, Hunt & Gather. All the lettering is done with a brush. The menu sounds delicious!

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Wedding Vows

Wedding vows done the nicest couple. This is the top portion of the piece.

Watercolor Map

A very general little map for a client illustrating the sights for her wedding and events. Some landmarks on Oahu as well.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Private Dinner Menu

I was asked recently to hand letter 15 menus for a private dinner in San Francisco. Navy on white is always a great classic, clean combination.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Custom Gift Wrap

Just created this calligraphic wrapping paper for a bridal shower gift. Grabbed my brush marker and went for it!

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Smooth Brush

A dear friend is moving from L.A. to South Carolina. This is the envelope I created for her card. Using a pentel cartridge brush and rubber stamp for the image behind her name.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Simple, classic, beautifully designed birth announcement by Sugar Paper. I love the pop of white addressing on navy.

Monday, November 16, 2015

New Business Card!

Just got my new cards that I designed and had printed by Sugar Paper. Doing something simple works really well with letterpress printing because the texture it creates adds an interesting element.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Website Logo

Here are two options I offered the client for her website heading. One of the goals was to have the lettering vary in shades of grey. It's subtle but it worked. The bottom more whimsical and I think the top one more sophisticated. Sarah chose the top one which I think works well with her style.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Box Addressing

I recently worked on an addressing job for a client of Bliss and Bone, a company designing custom stationery and invitations, providing graphic design for print and the web. This one was a challenge! The boxes were 6 x 9 x 1, white ink, two different styles, with the script (Monte Carlo Pro) extra large and all done on an angle. Thankfully they came out nice and the customer was happy with them.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Bookmark Collaboration

I just collaborated on these bookmarks with my friend and amazing painter, Pamela Harnois. These are gifts for her painting students. 

Sunday, December 14, 2014

New Addressing Style

This is the first time I've used the lettering style from the Sugar Paper calendar for envelope addressing. When I did the lettering for the calendar, I had to draw the letters and build them up. Because the size of the writing on the envelope is so much smaller, I was able to use pointed pen calligraphy for the job without having to draw the letters.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Brush Lettering

I've always enjoyed using a brush for calligraphy. It's not the easiest tool to control, but it's fun. These are some name tags I did for Sugar Paper.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Sugar Paper + Paperless Post

Sugar Paper, one of my best clients,  has created a lovely line of invitations for Paperless Post . Above are a couple of invites that incorporate my calligraphy. Here's the article featured in InStyle magazine!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Kraft Menu & Table Numbers

Layout and fonts designed by Sugar Paper, I used white gouache on the kraft paper. White on kraft is one of my favorites!

Friday, August 1, 2014

Coral & White Wedding

Seating envelopes white with coral ink and wedding signage coral with white ink. The font I copied is called Burgues script. White always pops nicely on color!

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Wedding Signage & Monogram

I was hired by Samantha Scott Events to create this playful monogram for a bride and groom's wedding. I've included the black & white original since it's a little tough to see the foil stamping in the photo of the napkin.

Below are a couple of the chalkboard signs I made as well as the program cover. I've included the black and white lettering for the program cover as well since it's easier to see.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Marker Quicky

Just writing a client's name on a clear bag for pick up. I used a felt tip brush marker.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Racing Boat Logo


Final lettering for a long time client of my whose husband has been racing boats for years. Brush lettering with a drop shadow. The photo below shows it on the actual boat.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Vanity Fair Oscar Party

Every year I personalize menus for Vanity Fair's Academy Awards viewing party. This year it was at Spago. The photo on the right shows how the table setting looks with the menu and a small booklet they put together that contains all the Oscar nominees. Part of the job is to be on site before the event in case any last minute calligraphy is needed. It's always fun to go to the venue and see how pretty it comes together!

Friday, January 31, 2014

One of a Kind Card

Just a quickie house warming card I made for my friends Talia and Ryan. I cut the house out of heavy white card stock, did the spontaneous lettering and it was done. I wrote their names on the front of the red envelope in matching script with white gouache.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Logo T-shirts

I just had these T-shirts printed with a logo I designed for my friend and master piano tuner, Ben Gaffin. In the past I've used silkscreen, but these were digitally printed. I'm pleased with how they turned out and so was Ben!

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Who Do You Think You Are?

I'm happy to share that I have been doing family trees in calligraphy for the television show Who Do You Think You Are?. Each episode traces the genealogy of a different celebrity with their participation. I love this show! It's really interesting, especially if the particular celebrity is one of your favorites. The show airs on TLC and the executive producer is Lisa Kudrow. I'm not allowed to divulge the celebrity names nor show you their personal family'll have to tune in to find out : )

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

This job was my latest challenge. A favorite client had the walls of one of his rooms painted with chalkboard paint and requested I create lettering in chalk that looked like type with some script added. Wow! First of all, writing with actual chalk? I typically use chalkboard markers which don't leave chalk dust and have a consistent, refined tip. Chalk is a very crude tool and the tip continually wears down, gets blunt and uneven. Chalk also breaks easily. The capital letters here are about 9 inches tall with the word PANTRY over 2 feet in length. I don't know how I pulled it off, but here it is after 2 hours of work!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Wedding Signage

There's definitely a trend lately to use chalkboards for wedding signage. In this case, the board was about 24 x 30 and my client requested I use gold. I knew I couldn't achieve a real gold color with a chalk marker. Luckily the bride and groom didn't want to use the chalkboard for anything else so I was able to use gold acrylic paint, which is permanent. I started with a paint pen. Then, in order to achieve the thicker areas of the letters, I painted them in with a brush. The other sign below is about 24 x 18. I sort of like the contrast of a casual chalkboard with the flourished gold lettering.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

100 Layer Cake-let

I just received a request from a new client for calligraphy on her wedding envelopes. She found me through 100 Layer Cake-let wedding website and fell in love with the style shown. There's a new post today featuring the baby shower that Jamie threw for Chelsea, the owners of Sugar Paper . I was delighted to see my calligraphy as well as all of the beautiful photos from the shower. Jamie did an incredible job!

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

T-Shirt Lettering

K.C. from Beachdude,Inc. sent me this photo today of my lettering printed on the T-shirts he sells. It's always fun to see my lettering used in different ways.                                                                     

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

New Addressing Style

With the New York Stationery show coming up soon, Sugar Paper is doing a mailing to their clients to let them know what booth number to come visit. Chelsea asked me to do something "sassy". I had no idea what she meant, had not seen the mailer, but just went for something playful. She loved the lettering and I think it compliments the beautiful card they designed. Now I just need to come up with a name for this style!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Vanity Fair Calligraphy

Every year Vanity Fair has an Academy Award viewing party. This year it was at Spago in Beverly Hills. They create these lovely little books which contain the menu as well as all of the categories of award nominees. My job is to calligraph the names of the guests on the menu covers. I then am hired to be on site for any last minute changes or additions. It was fun to see how beautiful the tables looked and to hear live music while everyone was bustling around the restaurant getting ready for the party.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Bickham Script Variation

I just completed these envelopes for an upcoming event. I love the capital letters in this variation of Bickham Script. It's always fun to do something new!

Saturday, January 19, 2013

The Word is ART Gallery Event!

I'm excited to share this upcoming event. I'm going to be the featured artist at the gallery for 3 weeks. Which means my work is in the window and there's an evening event to come see art and have some fun. In addition, 20% of all sales of my art during the three weeks will go to support BunnyLuv Rabbit Resource Center. If you're in the area, I would love it if you came by.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

T-Shirt Lettering

I was asked by Beachdude, Inc. to design a t-shirt using my calligraphy. The center shirt shows how the final product came out. Since my calligraphy is primarily used on paper products, it's fun to see it on clothing!  Beachdude, Inc. is a cool company that carries beach inspired clothing. They are also involved in ongoing grassroots efforts to keep our California Coast clean and keep the beach tidy.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Winter Envelope

This December I participated in an envelope exchange through the Society for Calligraphy. The calligraphy is a variation of copperplate. It was really fun to create this snowy scene. I received a very cute snowman design envelope from Florence!

Monday, December 24, 2012

Framed Gift

A new client came to me with a request to calligraph the lyrics from a Keith Urban song, Without You, on a large matte for a photograph. It is an anniversary gift she is giving to her husband. The challenge was figuring out the size and spacing to fit the lettering in perfectly. Okay, it's not perfect, but close : ) I've not done this before, but I think it's a great gift idea!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

The Word is ART

I am ecstatic to tell you about a new gallery that is going to open on the 17th of November. And...I'm going to be an artist in the gallery! My good friend Renee Troy has had a dream to open her own gallery for as long as I have known her. About six weeks ago, Renee rented a beautiful space in Culver City and has been collecting artists and fixing up the place at record speed. It's shaping up beautifully. Above is the invitation I made up for the opening. Below is a sampling of just some of the artists' work. 

I've dabbled in watercolors and in jewelry making, but I never imagined I would be in a gallery. I know this will be a wonderful experience of growth for me. I am eternally grateful to Renee for continuing to be a shining example of creativity, strength and courage to move forward in life and keep evolving.

Below are examples of some of my work in the gallery. If you're anywhere near the area, it would be wonderful if you came by to check it out.