New Handwriting Class – Dallas Calligrapher

Hello!  I am so pleased to finally announce that I am going to be offering handwriting classes.  This has been on my heart for a long time – the revival of the hand written note.  So many times I hear “please excuse my terrible handwriting” or “I have terrible handwriting”.  I understand, in today’s world of computer and tablet and mobile devices; there is not a need to pick up a pen and write anything anymore.  (Who still even writes a check with on-line bill pay and plastic in their pockets?)  If you don’t use a skill, you lose it.

So, about a year in the making – I have decided to share my love of writing.  With so many calligraphy classes being offered, I wanted to offer something accessible to everyone… using everyday supplies.  Just a ball point pen and paper.  To empower people to be proud of their handwriting, not ashamed.  To write love notes to be kept and treasured.  To send thank you notes that people can read.  It takes time and thought to sit down and write something.  Make it have meaning.  Make it be something tangible and treasured.

Let’s start using our hands to create friends.  Let’s share love through the written word.  Take pride in Penmanship.

Dallas Calligraphy Classes

My first class will be to celebrate Handwriting Day.  Held at the wonderful creative studios of Southern Fried Paper.

Please join us for the start of something wonderful.  Also, there will be snacks and mimosas so you will be sure to improve over the course of 2 hours :-)  All supplies will be included – Just bring yourself and a good attitude.

You can register in my shop here.  Seats are limited.  If there is a great response, I will offer more classes!




California Wedding Calligrapher – with Sugar Branch Events + Braedon Photography

A few months back I posted this photo to instagram of a lovely invitation set I was working on.  The layout was one a bit more complicated than I normally do and I loved it!

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I finally got organized and wanted to share a few images from the wedding of the gorgeous driftwood place cards I hand lettered for the event.  Let me tell you – wow.  These turned out perfect in her setting.

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Look at this gorgeous bridal party!

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Thanks to Sugar Branch Events for bringing me in on this great wedding and Braedon Photography for capturing everything!

Modern Calligraphy Menu – Bella Figura Mitty

The simplicity of this menu is leaving me smitten today.  The mitty headers, grey on thick white card, beautiful letterpress.  It’s perfect for any occasion!

bella figura calligraphy menu

I think I would use this for a great birthday party or special dinner party – how would you use it?

printing/design by the always awesome Bella Figura!

Luxury Wedding Calligrapher – Modern Wedding Vows

It is such an honor when one of my couples returns after their wedding to have their wedding vows transcribed.  While, I do not take on this type of work most of the year – I make a special exception during November/Early December for holiday gifting. These special vows turned out so lovely in the traditional black with touches of gold accents.  The vows are going to look stunning framed and are a great reminder of their newlywed love and optimism throughout their marriage.

modern wedding calligraphy vows

calligraphy wedding vows

Luxury Calligrapher – Holiday Gifting

For the holiday season, I had the pleasure of working with a group of 22 men who were gifting their wives a special day.  As part of the package, they each wrote a personal love note that I transcribed and tied up to be placed on top.  While I cannot share the inside, I snapped a lovely shot of all the scrolls lined up, organized, and ready for gift giving.  This was such a special gift – husbands, take note!

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Calligraphy Wedding Invitation Names – Nebraska Modern Calligrapher

Sometimes I get to contribute my lettering to another stationers design – and I LOVE it!  It is such a great way of creating something unique for the couple.  This set was designed by Meldeen and we modified my Mitty style to be a bit more loose.

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Dallas Wedding Calligrapher – Emily Clarke Events

It’s no secret I love Emily Clarke Events.  They always have me doing something I love.  These little place cards are no exception.

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Forest Green with Gold ink in a modern calligraphy style.  What do you think of these – perfect for a winter wedding!

Holiday Calligrapher – Washington DC

I love the holiday season and all the writing in red and green.  These lovely envelopes enclosed and even lovelier Sugar Paper card.

washington dc calligrapher

I’m a fan of the lowercase address – what do you think?

Dallas Calligrapher – Copper + White

I had the joy to work with a recent bride who knew exactly what she wanted.  The Save the Dates and Invitations turned out so lovely.

For the save the dates we used the Zanner style in white ink on a copper colored envelope.  I just love how this pops for the eyes.  We also did the return address – such a nice touch.

Texas Calligraphy

The invitation had the same colors and fun pattern paper but in a more formal tone.  Also used Zanner with white ink.

Invitations and Save the Dates designed by Carta Creations

Bella Figura Calligrapher – California Save the Dates

It’s no secret that I love working with Bella Figura as a designer.  The best part of being a calligrapher is that I get to lend my hand to other designers work.

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This joie de vivre suite is so festive year round for any event.  And below a photo from the new Bella Figura website of the invitation for the same couple!

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