Calligraphy on Mats for your holiday gifts

Here's an idea for you: Hand cut off-white mats, with the openings you specify, and hand letter your choice of names, dates, occasions, or quotes underneath. These make excellent gifts; just add your photo and frame and you're done! Please send me an email for suggestions, ideas, and price quotes.

To give you an idea of the possibilities, this image shows a large piece with a hand lettered quote. I happily create smaller pieces as well, with just a name (newborn baby) or two (newlyweds) or shorter quotes which are meaningful to you.

photography by Bob Keating

Lettering can be done in gold ink, which is my favorite, traditional black, or just about any other color under the rainbow. Colored mats are sometimes available on request, but I also have a selection of neutral creams and off-whites. Please allow a week or two during the busy holiday season. Thanks!

"Who dares to teach must never cease to learn."

The above quote has special meaning for me this month; I am happy to report that I have recently accepted my first student, and she is enthusiastically beginning her calligraphic journey. I have waited years to teach, but the time is finally right. I look forward to sharing, inspiring, encouraging, and learning a little bit more along the way. If you are interested in beginning your calligraphic journey as well, and would like to inquire about learning at your own pace via US mail, please contact me so that we can work together to find a learning plan that fits your needs. :) 

Merry Calligraphy Gifts

The ideas that I had for my nieces in the windy city just barely made it into the Priority Mail box this year; hot off the press, as they say! First, a personalized sketchbook for a budding artist, and second, a "good morning, good night travel pillow for a young lady who loves all things German.