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Archive for ‘April, 2013’

When at first you fail, try and try again! These are some attempts of copying Bill Lilly’s beautiful front cover of his book The Art of…

This is for Chris who wanted to surprise his wife Elizabeth with a copy of their vows during their anniversary. The beautiful purple was chosen to…

Sometimes I wonder why I even buy beautiful stationery.. I never use them, they’re so gorgeous. This set is from the Italian stationer Rossi. I am…

calligraphyandcupcakes said: Hi! How were you able to find out that the SFPL was selling it? from this blog post regarding the Spencerian and Ornamental Penmanship Book  …

please click on the pictures to view captions Michael Sull’s Spencerian Script and Ornamental Penmanship Vol. 2 is my Bible. I refer to it a lot more…

I always hated reading on the computer. Maybe it is just my bad eyesight but I always preferred to print things out or to buy the…

A request from a friend.. she wanted Tupac’s famous ‘Me and my girlfriend’ lyrics in my calligraphy. I took it very seriously!

This was requested by Rozette, who wanted a fun antique looking calligraphy to RSVP a historical reenactment event. Unfortunately, it was a rushed project so I…

Not only was Napoleon Bonaparte a man of politics and action, he was also a passionate lover. This is one of Napoleon’s beautiful love letters to…

The beautiful Spencerian Ladies Hand script. I am in LOVE with this! I am trying to write as such, and every time I do, I feel…

A letter for a friend, sealed with an Atelier Gargoyle wax seal with a Chinese double happiness stamp.

Experimenting with a new gift wrap idea. What do you think? Definitely a lot less glittery than the old style.