Monday, November 12, 2018

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Modern Addressing on Chocolate

Loved addressing with white on this deep chocolate brown envelope.
There's freedom in doing calligraphy that is stylized and modern!

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Classic, Elegant Placecards

I loved doing these navy placecards with white ink. And the style, my version of Burgues font, was a good choice for this corporate event for Beautycounter.

Modern Placecards

These placecards were for a small, intimate wedding. Always fun to do a casual, contemporary style of lettering.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Classic Invitation Suite

Classic black and white beautifully letterpressed on extra thick paper with gold trim.


Just a peek at some of my addressing style options. Please take a look at the envelope sample page. You can even show me what you love and I can do my Lisa version of that style!

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

On the Calendar

Simple desk calendar in gold foil. The calligraphy sure stands out on this one!

Greeting Card Whimsy

This sweet little card is done by letterpress in coral ink and the stars are gold foil stamped. It just makes me smile.

Placecard Tags

Current trend I'm noticing is tags for placecards. Kraft is definitely the most popular. I think it's a pretty sweet idea and they can be tied to a multitude of party favors. 

Monday, February 12, 2018

Valentine's Day Sign

I hand lettered this for Joey at Hill and Oak Florals. I then scanned it, did the layout on the computer and emailed it to him to print the signs. His arrangements are beautiful!

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Holiday Cards

This is one of the cards I created for a Flourish Forum envelope exchange. It's an exchange with calligraphers from around the world. Can't wait to see what I receive!

Christmas Gift Bag

I love giving gifts and using my calligraphy to enhance packaging!

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Modern Placecards

I hand lettered these oversized black cards in gold ink. The style is a more modern take on pointed pen calligraphy. The cards should look nice tucked into napkins at each guest's place setting.

Ritz-Carlton Holiday Card

Tova Glenn, of Brighten My Day in Atlanta, designed this holiday card for the Ritz-Carlton in Georgia. I had the pleasure of working with her to incorporate my calligraphy. This unique, circular card is deep eggplant with copper foil stamped lettering and a beveled copper edge.

Pointed Pen Menu

I received a request to handletter 15 menus for a client in San Francisco. Navy ink written with pointed pen.

Brush Lettering

I recently had the opportunity to visit a plantation while I was on vacation in New Orleans. Whitney plantation is an historic landmark built by African Slaves. The Plantation pays homage to all the slaves that were there and elsewhere in the U.S.South. This photo is of an original slave quarter from the 1700's. and the amazing clay sculpture was done by Woodrow Nash. Nash did many sculptures of the slave children on the plantation.

Brush Lettering

Inspired by Lin Manuel's speech. Super speedy brush lettering done in 10 minutes.

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.