This year is the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation—soli Deo gloria, to God alone be the glory! This fall, Christians all over the globe are celebrating God's mercy to His Church in the form of doctrinal reform in the areas of divine grace, justification, the authority of Scripture, and the church's worship.Read More
Summer reading goals? Here's a free printable bookmark to help you check off those boxes! The bookmark is 3 in x 8.5 in and comes ready to print on regular letter-sized paper or cardstock (8.5 x 11 in). Instructions included!
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Add some botanical flair to the next note you write to a friend! This A2 (4.25" x 5.5") greeting card features a watercolor illustrated succulent, paired with their modern calligraphy Latin names! This digital file is available for download only (no physical product will be sent). You will receive high-resolution JPGs and PDFs for printing on your own, as well as templates to use with Avery products. Instructions included.Read More
As I tell you about my most favorite project yet, I have to confess to you: I owe almost all of the creativity to the client, who also happened to be a very dear friend from college.
This large floral piece contains lyrics from The Beatles' In My Life. It was commissioned as a gift to the client's yet-unborn niece and her sister, who had walked down the aisle at her wedding to this song. The client requested soft watercolors in the form of pink peonies and blue hydrangeas, which were in her sister's bouquet. I even owe the calligraphy style to the client. Initially, the style was flowery, and though I still like the original, it was too flowery; it almost competed with the flowers rather than accenting them. The final calligraphy, which the client requested, is much lighter, feminine and airy without clamoring for attention above the watercolor. This is the benefit of getting to work with another artist! (This friend is also a talented photographer).
I don't know about you, but I was deeply touched by significance and thoughtfulness of such a gift; I can only aspire to be such an attentive gift-giver, sister, or friend. And as a daughter, I can imagine how thankful I would be growing up to have this as a keepsake!
One of the most painstaking things about setting up a piece to hand-letter is drawing all of your guides. If you want to make something that you'll be able to hang on your wall, you'll have to do a lot of measuring and drawing lines in pencil before you even start lettering. Even the most freewheeling calligraphers do the work of finding the center of the page and balancing the letters around it. If you want to add a wreath, all bets are off; you'll have to bust out your old-school drawing compass, or do some serious measuring. For any average hand-letterer, a lot of time is spent drawing in grids and guides just to erase later.
I've developed a simple solution for this, which I personally have found incredibly useful, and I want to share it with you!Read More