I wanted to create somthing for my new calligraphy pal for 2014. We just received the name of our person and she’d celebrated her birthday just a short time before. I thought it would be nice to create her name with different typestyles for each letter. Black and white was too boring so I added some color. When finished, I sprayed it with fixative since the color part was watercolor. To finish it off, I scored and folded it like an accordian so it could stand up and would be easier to mail!
Tags: Abstract, Art, Brush lettering, Calligraphy, copperplate-ish, Creativity
Tags: Calligraphy, centering lines, Song lyrics
The client wanted the lyrics of their first dance lettered onto her pre-cut mat. I utilized the ‘letter it first, fold to determine the middle and then letter on the final piece’ method. The stress factor is high with it being just one chance to get it right! Room was left underneath the photo area for a plaque with the name of the song.
Tags: Calligraphy, Certificates, How to center lines of lettering, Italic, Lettering, Sherlock Holmes Society
First I lettered the words, then folded them to find the center. This way it shows me where to begin the line to center them in that line. This was done recently for the Sherlock Holmes Society who hold their yearly meeting in NY in January.
Tags: Abstract, Art, Birthday Card, Creativity
I have so much fun creating these cards that I came up with! My daughter lives far away and so I used a map of her new area and some fun and colorful typestyles from old magazines, etc. to create this card. The bottom strip of map on the front is from her former city of Chicago and the inside flap is from our home state. It’s a cool way to show the different locations of her life so far!
Tags: Calligraphy, Christmas, Gifts, Lettering, Ornament
I lettered 277 glass ornaments and added artwork for a client’s Christmas Candlelight Ceremonies. Lots of fun!
I can do the same for you! Let me know if you need a gift for a new baby, a birthday, Valentine’s Day or any special occasion. Prices vary depending on the ornament, its size and the complexity of the artwork. Contact me for prices.
Tags: Abstract, Art, Birthday Card, Calligraphy, Creativity, Lettering
Tags: Abstract, Art, backgrounds, Brush lettering, Calligraphy, Creativity
I wanted to send something to my daughter in Zambia that expressed many things about her life. I used scraps that I had from previous artwork and other sources to create this scene. The cloud with rain represents meteorology, her major in college. A daisy represents the sun. On the right is a tree for the ones in Zambia, where she was volunteering in the Peace Corps. Peace for her belief in Peace and Justice and Love for her relationship with her boyfriend Patrick, a native Zambian. The waves represent her being so far away across the ocean.