I grew up in Raleigh at a time when the nuns taught at Our Lady Of Lourdes. They lived out back of the school and wore those imposing yet Holy Habits that commanded your adoration, attention, and, quite frankly, your fear. So, when they asked you to "sit up straight" with your "feet flat on the floor" and compose your letters properly according to the Palmer Method of Handwriting, you did just that! I believe it was at that impressionable age that I became infatuated with the formation of letters. When I was introduced to calligraphy in 1978, it was no wonder I fell in love with this beautiful art form. My first taste of the calligraphic world lasted no longer than one hour. The instructor turned a piece of chalk on its edge to form calligraphic works of art from A to Z on the chalkboard. That was that! But it was all I needed to fire the embers that had been sparked in elementary school. Watching the slow, rhythmical shaping of those letters was like listening to classical music. It was not until 1997 that I enrolled in my first formal calligraphy class. Boy, were my eyes opened! I knew I had a lifelong road of learning ahead of me. It's been 38 years since that white piece of chalk was laid on its side. I am still learning. Come learn with me!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Fun Bridal Event

Just finished these envelopes for a FUN bridal event. Your hand-lettered envelopes herald what's in store for your guests! So if it is FUN you are after, this is the way to go. I scanned them in before the addresses were written so that these lovely ladies could remain anonymous. But the complete address is lettered in one continuous line below each of their names. Looks really good. And the colors not only match the invitations that is inside, but also the stamp!

Let me know when I can design and hand-letter your next fun event: wedding events, baby announcements, children's birthday parties, Girls' Nights Out, etc.
(Brush Italic)

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