I feel like I blinked and the month is already half way over. Each year just goes by faster and faster, but maybe that's just part of getting older? Yikes. Our first workshop of the year which is January 27th at @m.lovewell 's new shop, is almost booked, but there are still a few seats left! Head over to our link provided in our profile to sign up! And totally unrelated, my newborn baby turned two today!! Since I keep a lot of my personal life pretty quiet for the most part, I don't share too much of the kiddos on here. But just in case you are curious what two going on 20 looks like, swipe left. And yes, don't ask about his hair. It's the most perfect mullet, don't be jealous. ⠀⠀
Our client Gina of @fitnessista just launched her annual #wintershapeup challenge today! It includes a full four week plan full of workouts, videos, and meal plans! Be sure to head over to her blog to check it out! ps - what do you think of this sweet little logo?
Finally sharing my #bestnine2017! As it turns out, the most popular posts were also my favorite to share. It was a year full of ups, downs and growth (personally and professionally). I'm definitely feeling grateful to be able to do what I do everyday.
Since today was my official day back into the office, I am still considering it New Years. I hope everyone had some time to relax, spend time with loved ones, and disconnect a bit from our digital lives. I know I did, and it was just what the doctor ordered. And since one of my goals is to connect with more like minded folks this year, drop in and say hi in the comments (and introduce yourself of course!) Ps - thanks to our faves over at @m.lovewell for the thoughtful Christmas gift!! ❤️❤️ pps...learning how to letterpress my business cards (pictured) with @swellpress was one of my favorite moments from 2017
Spent the better part of yesterday wrapping the last of the gifts and baking cookies to bring over to the in laws. As tough as it can be to mark all the final to-dos off the list with littles running about, I was determined to make it work; getting them involved is always the right answer. Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas from our family to yours! ❤️
Feeling a little Merry while working on last minute Christmas projects! Here are a few #bts - swipe to see the full Calligraphy process. The kids are currently watching Jack Frost (not the scary version), which was always one of my holiday favorites. What is your favorite Christmas flick? ---- Ps- if you missed our Holiday Themed workshop, our first workshop of the year which will be at none other than @m.lovewell on January 27th is now posted!
I really enjoyed crafted these fun calligraphy name ornaments with the students in my workshop on Sunday at @m.lovewell! We also got some great photos from our friend @angelashaephoto which we will be sharing soon. PS - I'm really loving my new calligraphy trays that the girls also carry exclusively in their shop. They are pretty and keep the most important items in one place - my ink, nibs and pen. It makes it easier to leave them out all the time on my desk without it looking cluttery.
A little #moodboardmonday action for ya. A little black & white with splashes of desert vibes are always ok in my book.
Am I the only one who is getting this winter cleaning fever? Something about cleaning out all the clutter is just so liberating.....until you realize you went a little over board and tossed some necessary necessities. And for the record, I never took it that far, but the Monday Me usually wants to scold the Saturday Me for some of my great ideas to re organize. ---- Ps- Repost and tag if this is you! ----- Heading - Lady Luminous Available via link in bio
Super excited to partner up with Angela of @angelashaephoto to offer one of our Modern Calligraphy Starter kits as part of her #12daysofgiveaways ! Be sure to head over to not just enter the giveaway, but to check out her beautiful work! I'm definitely a fan ❤️️ Ps- Contest is today only and the winners will be announced tomorrow! 📷: @angelashaephoto
So usually, we boycott Black Friday. We try to act like it's because we are too cool for it, but in reality, the crowds just make us a little crazy and give us both (my husband and I) anxiety. But this year something came over us...we got up and packed the kids in the car, and to Target we went. Oh, not just one Target, we went to several. We found what we were looking for at the first, but surprise surprise, they were out and only had the display item. After calling and visiting every Target in Southern California, (ok, maybe we called 3 and went to two),we found what we needed. Now, just the weekend after Thanksgiving, we have our tree up, lights up, holiday photos taken (hold tight for family photo spam), and we are feeling a little ahead of the game for once. People - these things usually happen days before Christmas - we are talking like a couple of days. But, between getting into the holiday groove, catching up on work, and getting ready for travel, I am definitely ready for some quiet me time. And in my house, that usually just means sleeping in or going to the bathroom by yourself. (doesn't everyone's kids follow them into the bathroom?) TMI, I know. Get over it. ----- So! if you also need a break from the holiday hustle and bustle and you're in the Santa Ana area - come join us for our last Modern Calligraphy workshop of the year on Sunday, December 10th at 2:00 which will be hosted by our friends @m.lovewell. This workshop is holiday themed, so we will have a super fun bonus project that will also help towards any holiday prep you might still be working on. Regardless of what you do, make sure to get some you time in....before you have an epic Christmas Vacation style meltdown at your next holiday gathering. 😏😏🎄
We had wonderful grand plans to launch the LLC online shop by Black Friday, but after a small wrist injury, two sick kiddos, and lots of craziness (also why we have been a little silent the last couple of weeks) - we are taking some much needed time off to rest, catch up on family time (and slowly tie up loose ends of current projects). In the mean time, being a small business, I am all about supporting my fellow small businesses today. I have tagged some of my favorite small businesses that are having great deals over the holidays, and/or are just powered by awesome people. Also - thank YOU for continuing to follow and support makers like us! We wouldn't be here without you! --- PS - feel free to show LLC some Small Biz love today by shopping our first font (used in graphic) and/or signing up for our final workshop of the year! Both links in bio!
Hey Socal locals and friends - have you signed up for the second part of our Beginner's Modern Calligraphy Series taking place this Sunday at @m.lovewell ?This is my hands down favorite workshop that I teach. We dive in to the details of modern calligraphy that I originally fell in love with - like developing your own unique style, using different (and any) medium, and so much more.
Black and white always wins in the LLC studio. One element in the #moodboard is a sneak peak at an upcoming mini-brand reveal and another is a scrapped idea from a recent project (I might have also shared it last week). And Now they all serve as inspiration for a project refresh for the coming year!
#flashbackfriday to the first year I fell in love with teaching (workshops). I've recently had a few past students reach out who have actually started their own calligraphy businesses! I can't tell you how overwhelmingly happy this makes my heart feel. Have you taken one of our workshops and are still practicing? I would love to start sharing working and stories!