Rummaging through some recent work as I update my portfolio for the coming year. Can't believe it's already September and I'm fully booked for 2017 - I'm now taking new branding + website design clients for February 2018. Please contact me at the link in my profile so we can chat with you about your goals and vision for your business!
Trying to catch up on work so I can actually get outside and enjoy these cooler temps with the family this weekend. What's on the agenda for you folks now that's it's not a million and one degrees out?
Oh summer. Trying to hurry you out the door to make way for fall is like getting my three year old to bed after a bowl of ice cream - You can't force it. But that doesn't mean we can't pretend it's already here... for now, we will create fall-like arrangements, and throw on our Uggs and scarves like it's nobody's business. (Am I the only one who still wears Uggs?) 🍂
It's always a little bit of a surreal moment to see my lettering + calligraphy used on bags, signs, websites, or even wax seals. I have something really exciting in the works to make it accessible to everyone. Any guesses on what that might be? 😏
You guys know I love flipping through magazines for ideas - so I decided to clip out some favorites and collect pieces of work to create inspiration at a glance for a few projects in the works. The studio (and I) needed a fresh dose of innovation! Double tap if you are the same way.
This being one of my favorite quotes to live by, seemed fitting today. #neverforget
Being a creative, I'm always on the search for inspiration - especially when working on a new brand or site design concept. So where do I turn? If you know me or have been following for awhile, you know the answer - good ole' fashioned magazines. Remember those? Flipping through gives me a moment to myself (any other moms do this?) and brings fresh ideas. Where do you find inspiration?
Raise your hand if you have always wanted to try brush lettering! 🙋🏻 Now is the perfect chance. Join one of my most popular workshops at the brand new @cursive_shop on 9/23! All of your supplies are provided (swipe right to see) so just bring yourself and a willingness to learn! Sign up today at the link in my profile!
Does anyone else get really excited over silly details like newly designed ink labels? I kind of love that Instagram gives me an excuse to share the things I geek out over. 🤓 Sumi ink is my ink of choice for both brush lettering and pointed pen calligraphy - and if you are signed up for the Beginner's Modern Calligraphy workshop coming up on 9/15 at @m.lovewell, you get one in your workshop kit! Join at the link in my profile!
Just a snapshot from today's birthday shenanigans... just kidding 😏 but I sure wouldn't mind a spread like this from the shoot at @themodernlb from a few months ago. Ready for this new number + all that it will bring! ------ Shoot credits: Venue: @themodernlb Planning + Design: @greenappleeventco Photographer: @zoomtheory Florals: @lavendersflowers Catering: @24carrotscatering Bar: @cocktailconcierge Paper Goods: @luminouslines Tabletop Rentals: @borrowedblu Rentals: @circarentals Linens: @latavolalinen Hair + Makeup: @themakeuppainter Ribbons: @tonoandco Dress: @sarahseven Suit: @mattuccitailors_mensstore
One of my favorite things about what I do is collaborating with fellow creatives - especially for a good cause! I've teamed up with Britt from @swellpress to make these hand-lettered + letterpress Hope for Texas prints. Each is just $15 with 100% of the proceeds going to those affected by #hurricaneharvey! Follow the link in bio to purchase yours today! ------ 📷: @swellpress
After spending a lot of time with my mom in Houston during her treatments at MD Anderson, I know first hand how kind hearted Houstonians are. Since they can use all the help they can get during this challenging time, I'm grateful to have the opportunity to collaborate with Britt of @swellpress to offer these hand lettered, letterpress Hope for Texas prints - each selling for $15 with 100% of the proceeds going to Portlight Strategies, an organization that helps those who are disabled and require extra assistance during natural disasters like Hurricane Harvey. Follow the link in my profile to purchase a print, and check out Britt's behind the scenes clips in her story!
Workshop update: Seats are filling up for the next Brush Lettering Workshop at @cursive_shop on 9/23! Following my self-care Saturday post from yesterday, grab a friend for a fun morning to exercise your creativity. All the supplies above are included in a take home kit, making it perfect if you are a beginner wanting to learn or if you are developing your own style of lettering. Sign up at the link in our profile!
Self-Care-Saturday. 💅🏻 I'm pretty sure the woman who was in charge of giving me the pedi portion broke a sweat. It's definitely been a while. What was once a weekly habit, now feels more like once a year with two littles. What is your favorite way to treat yourself?
With this heatwave it doesn't feel like the start of September - can I say I'm excited for the long weekend ahead? Ready to relax with the family, put my phone down, be fully present, and stay hydrated. Does anyone have any fun Labor Day plans? ---- Don't forget to sign up for one of my upcoming workshops, Beginner's Modern Calligraphy I at @m.lovewell on 9/15 & Brush Lettering at @cursive_shop on 9/23. Find more info at the link in my profile. Be there or be square!