Monday, December 20, 2010

More Meri Meri place cards

Just wanted to show the latest cute cards from Meri Meri. They have such a great imagination. Also a shot of my ink wells. It must be the holidays if you have red, green and black inks at the ready.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Three Pieces

This week I needed to complete 3 different "pieces" for 3 different ( and I mean different ) clients.
One was for a someone who wanted to give a gift to her friend that has a horse, one was for a girl who wanted wall art for her boyfriend about greed (Yikes!) and one was a gift from a man to his ex sister in law
who gave him one of her kidneys!!  I don't usually like these jobs because I actually have to think and most
of the time what people want to write about is strange to me but I am glad they like what I do but the hardest part is when they first see it. Will they like it:? Will they hate it? You calligraphers out there know what I am talking about....and then you wait while they read it and you are hoping you didn't miss a word or spell something wrong. Whew!
   On a side note, the one with the horse, the client specifically asked for the font "Legend" designed by

Ernst Schniedler. I never did it before. It is in the book "Written Letters" by Jacqueline Svaren.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

The Difference

Living in Southern California, it never occurred to me that my greeting cards with horses saying Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas may have looked a little funny..they are standing in green grass...duh!

So I changed some of them to standing in snow and it looks a lot more like the holidays.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

The most Original Place cards

The company Meri Meri does the cutest place cards. These I just did for someone's Thanksgiving
dinner. They come up with the best designs. Anyway, happy Voting Day! So glad the commercials are

over and the phone will stop ringing unless it's a calligraphy job of course!!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Escort Cards

This week I had 4 different escort card jobs. They were all relatively small ( around 80 per )

Each one was different. Italic in black on a black tent card. Copperplate in brown on a small thin card, Copperplate in black on a small square envelope and Rook in black on a large textured card. It just shows how different people's tastes are!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Custom Greeting Card

Wow I can't believe how fast the time goes. It's been over a month since I posted! Thanks to everyone who
comments. It means a lot!
Someone asked me if I could do a greeting card with their Yorkies on it and even though I can draw horses, I never considered trying dogs. She sent me some photos and here is the finished product.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Zentangle Fun

I have been having a lot of fun between jobs these days with this. It's fun because anything goes!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Couple of new cards

Had a little time between jobs and made one new card and redesigned two older ones.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Too much time on my hands

After a busy summer, this week was quite slow. I tried not to think of everyone at Iampeth but
do hope they are having a blast. I tried to paint this flower that a blogger from Montana gave me. It was a photograph. I never could capture the light and the vibrant colors so I gave up and just doodled or
"zentangled around it.
Have a great weekend everyone!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Scripture order

Some nice lady ordered 4 scriptures from me. She told me the ones she wanted and then I got to
happily paint flowers around them. I love those orders the most.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Packed and ready to ship

Here they all are ready to go. 213 place cards and 35 table numbers. Huge! The brides like flowers on the table cards but rarely do they want the matching flowers on the place cards. I'm flowered out but thankful!

Monday, July 12, 2010

A sea of flowered Table cards

This week I am doing 35 tables cards. Each one has a different flower and this bride wanted all the
place cards from each table to match the corresponding flower on the table.. I hope that made sense.
Here they are before they get the final touches, folded and shipped.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

It's been awhile!

6 weddings later I am finally able to post something! I had one wedding in particular where I had to learn to write in Russian in about a day. There were only 17 to do but it took me hours! Finally a day off and decided to refresh my switch plate by the front door. Hope you all are well. Happy 4th!!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Rock Wedding

This is the fourth wedding that I have done rock escort cards. They look cool and usually, I've heard, are
placed in a bed of moss for the guests to pick up. The table # is on the back.

Monday, May 24, 2010

A strange font for a wedding

It's been awhile! I have been busy but I thought you would like to see this font called "Pendulum" that I had to do for place cards. I had to learn it in a week and to me, it was a little hard to read. I talked the client into at least using a more readable lower case. The bottom photo is the actual font that I had to download, next to that is some of my practice.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Big Big Wedding continues....

Thankful to be working. This is 350 menu/place cards 230 escort cards, 33 table cards.

Friday, April 30, 2010

Custom baby Plaque

I've been doing these off and on for years but this is the first time a client wanted the colors in brown for a baby girl. I kind of think it looks fine.

Monday, April 26, 2010

A Giant Zentangle

I had a big blank canvas in my garage, a bunch of black sharpies and in about 2 months for an hour or so a day.....a giant zentangle was made. Not sure what to do with it, it matches absolutely nothing in my house.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

A day at a Vegas Craft Show

I have never ever been a vendor at a crafts show. I usually walk around, look at stuff and buy things.
I had the opportunity to sell my cards at my mother in laws craft show. It was fun and I did learn a lot.
 I learned it's really hard to sit for 6 hours. I learned not to try and sell Mother's Day cards to elderly
people. I learned blank cards work well but then there wouldn't be any calligraphy on them.  I also
learned that not everyone likes rhinestones/crystals on their cards...bummer! Having said that, I did
sell almost all the cards that I went there with.  That's my patient husband and his mom in the pic.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Big Wedding

Haven't posted in awhile because of a huge wedding. Very thankful for the work!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Making Mother's Day Cards

Spent the weekend making cards for my etsy site. The one of the filly is my fave.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Envelope job..Yay!

After a few slow weeks, things are looking up and getting busy! This is cream colored gouache on silver
metallic envelopes. It doesn't show up that great but the customer wants that color and that is what she
will get.