Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Original Achievement Award Certificate designed in calligraphy

These Award Certificates are originally designed, written in calligraphy and personalized for Windward School in Santa Monica.

An Original Love Poem

An original poem written in a script calligraphy on beautiful hand made paper.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Place cards to be attached to favors

These are custom designed place cards that were created to be tied to wedding favors.

Wedding vows, custom design in calligraphy

This is wedding vows originally created in calligraphy where the border was designed and hand painted.  

Custom addressing

Hand made envelopes with custom addressing.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Custom Place cards

Custom place cards in calligraphy

The Kardashians

Place cards for the Kardashians

Original Poem for Tyler Perry

A Poem written in calligraphy and custom framed for Tyler Perry as a gift from a client.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Simply Kim

 This is the third female mixed media acrylic painting in a series.  She has many layers of paint, a velvet floral applique in her hair, ruffled trim collar and beads on her dress.  Everything else is painted.
Close up

Her beaded dress

Friday, October 20, 2017

A Mix Media Painting

 I started painting portraits several years ago and fortunately have sold many over those years.  I'm creating a series of mixed media portraits and hopefully, one day have a showing.  This is the third in a series of three.
Besides doing calligraphy, I really enjoy painting, jewelry making, art dolls and anything mixed media.  So I decided to post all my art on my lettering blog.
An original mixed media painting.
"Seeking Answers"

Wedding Keepsake

 I was given the flowers almost dried and the original invite which was an open up.  The letters are hand sculpted, cut, scored and bent to create a 3 dimensional effect, hand painted then attached with double faced foam tape.  Designing it all together, I then put it into a shadow box frame.
The finished wedding keepsake.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Calligraphic addressed envelopes

Flourished script in custom gold ink

The bride had to choose so I did a variation on the first one (on left). She chose the first one.

Custom Mirror seating chart

Custom seating chart for a wedding 

Friday, September 8, 2017

Keeping busy with a variety of calligraphy

Iris - free style
This style is my own variation after a font named Iris.  Done in a custom grey gouache. 

An original poem matted and framed

A simple copperplate calligraphy

Place cards
I call this a fun bouncy style that is very current and popular right now.

Carolina script
Inner and outer envelopes in a contemporary style of calligraph

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Some recent chosen samples

Addressing samples in flourished script

A free style card sign sample

Monday, May 15, 2017

Wedding Certificate

The artwork around the border was done by an artist friend of the client.  I was commissioned to do the lettering. The body of the lettering in a foundational hand in gray and the names in a script in purple to match the artwork.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Friday, April 21, 2017

Custom Wooden Sign

This was a commissioned piece for a shop.  It's a shabby chic style with a very light coating of aqua teal paint and white lettering.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Table Numbers

                                                         Navy Blue Table No's.
Gold Table No's.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Swarovski MenuCus

A custom menu created for an event for Swarovski  and designer Tome

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Hand writing place cards for a Balenciaga Opening party

A Personal invitation hand written in script calligraphy

All caps addressing
All caps seating cards

Place cards for a Halloween wedding...

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Anniversary Gift

                  Another Anniversary gift...12x12 on archival paper to be framed at a later date.