Monday, March 26, 2012

Hillcrest Cottage Calligraphy

Late-Night Calligraphy Session.

These days, Hillcrest Cottage has beautiful wedding invitations lined up across the art table with black ink drying. My right hand has a permanent black stain with black ink under my index finger's nail.

I made a quick trip to my favorite art store last week to purchase more ink. The owner asked how I was doing, and I held up my right hand exposing the black on my fingers. She smiled and gave me a knowing calligrapher's look.

Calligraphy is art... yes, but this kind of calligraphy is work... yes.

Back-breaking, hand-numbing, labor-intensive work.

But, I really love it and am looking forward to many more jobs this wedding season.

The following are examples of the styles from which clients may currently choose:

Spencerian Style

Italics Style

Monday, March 12, 2012

The 2012 Changes are Arriving

All those changes I have been anticipating during this year upon which I have labeled 'finish'...

are arriving and happening.

Middle college guy turned 21 on Saturday, so we drove up to his college to celebrate. We spent an incredible day together at Crystal Bridges art museum.

Three Awesome Guys

We got to meet up with Stuart's roommates and buddies to enjoy some cake and fire pit time.

I am thankful for these guys. They are smart, studious, creative, witty, intelligent men. I can't wait to see how they will change the world.

Next... on the wedding front... it was shower time

The world would be a happy place if everyone had friends as loyal as these women.

And... so... the 2012 march toward change and finish begins.