Student Work: Summer 2017 | offthebeatenpress.com
10Sep

Wow. This past session’s students rocked my world. Every week these guys came in and had their type set up and were ready to rock. Normally, I get a variety of students – some with one little goal, some who just want a night off and some who are ON A MISSION to learn. In

iPad lettering : Floral Motivation | offthebeatenpress.com
02Sep

I got my new iPad in May and ever since I’ve been playing with different theme ideas. I found myself in need of some motivation and so I worked on this set that I will be releasing over the next few weeks on Instagram. I hope that as you read them, they inspire you as they

Game of Thrones Pop Up Bar | offthebeatenpress.com
25Aug

An incredibly nerdy post for sure, but I just couldn’t help myself. Last night, my friend Kaitlyn and I went to the Game of Thrones Pop Up Bar in DC. I had to pick up my boyfriend from the train at 11 pm so it worked out that I was going to be in the

Total Solar Eclipse Charleston | offthebeatenpress.com
22Aug

Thank goodness for my full-time job! Since my small business is my side gig, I don’t frequently get to say those words, but this past weekend, I was so so thankful for my job. We have an office in Charleston and when I realized the city was going to be in full totality of the

DIY: gumball machine | offthebeatenpress.com
12Aug

A few years ago I saw some girl on pinterest redo a gumball machine and I fell in love immediately. I always had the project on my radar but never got around to doing it. Then, when I was visiting my cousin a few weeks ago, her daughter happened to be getting rid of their

My first modern calligraphy class | offthebeatenpress.com
08Aug

When the art center where I teach letterpress came to me asking to teach a modern calligraphy class, I was incredibly hesitant. Frankly, I still feel like I am learning a ton about calligraphy and was worried about teaching a bunch of people. I had so many fears – “What if they asked me something

Switzer Lake Camping | offthebeatenpress.com
30Jul

Some coworkers of mine invited me camping at Switzer Lake outside of my old college town of Harrisonburg, Virginia. I was hesitant to go at first because I had a lot of work that I needed to get done over the weekend. But after some consideration (and checking the weather) I went for it. I

A Person's a Person No Matter How Small | offthebeatenpress.com
15Jul

When I was in high school we performed the play Suessical the Musical. Somewhere in my house I actually have a DVD of me all dressed up like a WHO running around madly on stage. Ever since, quotes from Dr. Suess’s “Horton Hears a Who” have stuck with me – this one in particular. I

the fourth in NYC | offthebeatenpress.com
07Jul

My boyfriend has landed in NYC. He will be getting his full-time residence there later this year, but for now, he is stationed in temporary housing. For the week of the Fourth of July, I went to visit him and spend some time hanging in the city. I worked from home every day that week

Delft Blue Wedding Invitations | offthebeatenpress.com
13Jun

Kyle and Shelby were a great couple to work with for their wedding invitations. Shelby wrote me a lovely email describing her vision for the day. She shared that they would be working with blues and have delft china decorating the venue. As soon as she said that, I was off and running. The first thing