Monday, November 7, 2011

Wedding Certificate

This was such a nice project to work on. First of all, Jennifer from Joie de Vivre is such a sweetheart to work with. And secondly, the story of the couple that I did the certificate for warms my heart. Apparently, Ed is 90 and Angie is in her 70's. They had both lost their spouses after being caregivers for about 10 years. Ed signed up for online dating and Angie's kids signed her up. That's how they found each other and fell in love.
There are pencil lines for each of their wedding guests to sign the certificate.The script here is pointed pen and the body copy is italic.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Sonoma Logo Design

I'm excited to show you a logo design I did for a new online magazine. I've been working with the lovely founder, Erica, and have seen the site develop into something quite wonderful. Sonoma Christian Home is up and running. There are some great articles, photos and recipes. Now it's time for me to design her business card. I'll keep you posted on how that goes!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Stonover Farm Wedding

What a beautiful setting for a wedding! I had the pleasure of doing the calligraphy for Amy and Brett's wedding. Today Amy let me know her wedding photos, done by Orchard Cove Photography, are featured on Style Me Pretty.
Take a peek to see more gorgeous photos. Very exciting.

The font on the invitation is Bickham script, so I mixed up gouache paint to match the pretty blue and did the calligraphy style to match. On the chalkboard below, I also used Bickham. For that I used white acrylic paint to do the lettering.

And, I just love these three photos so I included them for you to see.

Sunday, August 21, 2011


I'm so excited to share my very first digital font with you!
It launched on on August 12th. I originally hand lettered the alphabet with a stick and sumi ink then scanned it into Fontographer and created the resulting digital font. This encourages me to come up with more complex and interesting fonts in the future!

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Baby Boy

New lettering for a greeting card letterpressed by Sugar Paper.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Wedding Chalkboard

A bride-to-be brought over this lovely, framed chalkboard for me to write on. I did the script using the white, chisel point chalk marker she supplied.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Academy Awards

For several years now I've had the opportunity to work with Jessica Latham, the fabulous event manager at Vanity Fair. This year once again I calligraphed seating envelopes and place cards for their Academy Awards party. The place cards are actually booklets that contain the night's menu as well as all the nominees for the year. I had the pleasure of meeting Joan Allen who photographed the event. Joan provided me with the photos you see here. You can't see the calligraphy very well in the first photo, but I thought it was such a nice photo, I had to show you!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

New Year's Wedding

I really like how this invitation came out! Designed by Sugar Paper , I think it has just the right amount of playfulness and sparkle to set the mood for a Year's Eve wedding celebration. The foil stamped dots remind me of confetti. I was excited to have the opportunity to do a new, more contemporary variation of copperplate calligraphy.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Love is in the Air

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, Sugar Paper has created a very sweet line of cards just for the occasion. I'm happy to have my calligraphy incorporated into some of their great designs! Check them out on Sugar Paper's blog.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

New York

The girls at Sugar Paper showed me the lettering sample "Thinking of You"as inspiration.
Anna Bond of Rifle Paper Co. created the card above.

Here's my twist on that style with "New York".
It's a brand new lettering style for me. Because the lettering is actually drawn and built up rather than simply lettered with one pen nib, it's much more time consuming. Shown here is a proposed design for a moving announcement.

You can also see my lettering of New York here.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Pretty in Pink

A new color combination on this invitation letterpress printed by Sugar Paper. I'm in the process of illustrating a map for the same client and will show it to you when it's completed.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

A Wedding for Two

recently had the privilege of working on an event with some of the most talented people in the event business! Lisa Vorce of Oh, How Charming contacted me to do menus for an elopement she was designing. The photography is by Aaron Delesie and is absolutely gorgeous, that coupled with Mindy Rice's floral design the location, Figueroa Mountain Farmhouse , Barker Decor and Susan's announcement from Papel Paper and Press ...beautiful. Here's the link to Style Me Pretty, one of the sites featuring this lovely event. There, you will see a gallery of photos that will take your breath away!