Here’s a peek at “poisoned apple” seating cards we created for the Capital Style Gala held recently by the Greater Washington, D.C. chapter of the National Association of Catering Executives. Love the way they were displayed! More photos from the storybook-themed evening can be found on BizBash.
Thanks to the ever-gracious Claudia Smith of Fig. 2 Design Studio, our lettering is featured in the newest volume of Southern Weddings. Claudia incorporated a modified version of our Durham lettering style into the invitation suite for the magazine’s Lilly Pulitzer-inspired editorial shoot. Then I lent my pen to other other Fig. 2-designed signage such as drink signs, place cards and a complete hand-lettered menu. The result, as seen in KT Merry’s gorgeous photographs, is a pink-and-orange-and-yellow-washed confection of prettiness. You can see a sampling of the photos on Grey Likes Weddings. But don’t miss picking up a copy of the mag itself – it’s filled with so many beautiful photos as well as tons of hand calligraphy from lots of our talented peers.
The workshops I teach at Fifteen Eleven are featured in the December issue of Southern Living! They are one of twelve “experiential” gift ideas the mag recommends as can’t-miss presents this holiday season. Teaching these workshops is one of my favorite things ever, so it’s exciting to see them pop up in such a fabulous magazine alongside eleven other unique and fun suggestions for adventure-filled gifts. Hooray!
Hi all! We just added a new date for my Introduction to Pointed Pen Calligraphy workshop at Fifteen Eleven. If you’ve been thinking of taking part in the class and are available on December 1, this is your chance! Only caveat: sign up quickly; there are only a couple of spots left. I will also be teaching an intermediate-level workshop, which is open to anyone who has taken the intro class, on December 8, and we still have a couple of openings for that class as well. Sign up for the Level II workshop can be found here.
We’ve been keeping this under wraps for a couple of months now and so are excited that we can finally share: our lettering is featured in the December 2012 issue of Brides Magazine! That’s our Glade lettering style adorning a block print invitation created by artist and print maker Katharine Watson. The invitation is part of a feature on how to use the color red to create an unforgettable “holiday-hued” wedding. It was a thrill to collaborate with Katharine – her work in block printing has quickly become nationally recognized – and it is exciting to see how the whole feature came together.
I had the pleasure of creating a little bit of chalk work featuring my Glade and Bradley lettering styles for this weekend’s holiday gift pop-up at Union Market’s new shop, Salt & Sundry. The soon-to-launch store is giving shoppers a preview of the gorgeous goods that will be lining its shelves, all of which have been curated by owner Amanda McClements. I got to peek at some of those offerings earlier this week and I was wowed – so much prettiness! The pop up will take place today through Sunday. Don’t miss it!
We were thrilled to see our work pop up today on one of our favorite spots for inspiration: Southern Weddings. They are featuring a fall-flavored inspiration shoot styled by Dogwood Events and jem events that includes a few of our scribbles. The photos by Djijo Studios are lucious. Pop over and see!
When Carolyn got in touch with me this spring to ask if I could address the envelopes for her Baltimore-based wedding, I was thrilled. And although the distance between Baltimore and DC meant that we did not have the chance to meet in person, I still felt delighted every time I saw her name pop up in my in-box as we moved on from envelope addressing through to some of the fun calligraphic details she and Colin chose to incorporate into their Big Day. In addition to seating cards (as seen below in the midst of these gorgeous shots by one of our favorite photogs, Abby Jiu of Abby Jiu Photography), I also created some fun signs for the reception as well as a custom “Carolyn & Colin” stamp that the couple used to adorn gifts for their guests (all in my Glade lettering style, which was Carolyn’s favorite from among our offerings).
Carolyn has such a sparkle to her personality and it is evident when you look through the photographs that she and Colin are head-over-heels for one another (shots from the entire day are shown on Abby’s blog and they are truly must-see!). I could not be more excited for these two and feel so honored to have had the chance to add a little of my handiwork to their wedding preparations. Thanks, Carolyn and Colin; here’s to many years of happiness for you both!!