Styled Photoshoot: November Equestrian
12Nov

This styled shoot was certainly something to write home about. The colors just scream fall and the details came together elegantly. I was absolutely blown away when I got these photos back yesterday and can’t wait to share them with you. I was responsible for designing the stationery suite. When I was first putting it

Letterpress: Knock on Wood | offthebeatenpress.com
22Oct

So my friend Paul gifted me with this amazing wood grain paper. He had some left over after a job he printed and thought I would enjoy it. Free paper? Always. Last week, I tested it out using a giant wood letter N that I borrowed from another pressman. I just couldn’t think of anything

Calligraphy: Blue Hexagon Place Cards
15Oct

This was an amazing project to work on! This bride had a last minute request for some calligraphy place cards on beautiful blue hexagon tiles. I had giant boxes of tile show up to my house and I immediately began unwrapping everything like a kid in a candy store. There were 238 in all and

Calligraphy: Seven Blessings | offthebeatenpress.com
08Oct

I was contacted by this bride just two weeks before the big day. She wanted to get The Seven Blessings, a traditional blessing recited by a bride and a groom on their wedding, done in calligraphy. You can read more about them here. She requested them originally on one piece of paper, but seven is

Letterpress: Largest N Ever | offthebeatenpress.com
18Sep

One of my old students is now a monitor at the Visual Art Center. She has totally fallen in love with letterpress and has been buying up stuff left and right. She recently got some LARGE wood type and brought an N for me to print with. This guy is huge! Here he is next

A Year of Calligraphy Teaching | offthebeatenpress.com
10Sep

My first calligraphy class was last August! In the past year I have had 14 classes students each (and I have a final one in November). So by the end of 2018 I will have taught over 150 people. This blows my mind. The biggest change in the past year has been the room itself.

Styled Shoot : Floral Wedding | offthebeatenpress.com
06Jul

Oh my goodness, this was so much fun and such a mystery to work on! I got contacted by Remy Thompson for some details for a styled shoot and I agreed to help. Styled shoots are fun because I just never know how all the details are going to come together in the end. When

2018 Encouragement: June | offthebeatenpress.com
30Jun

Here is this past month’s quotes of encouragement that I posted on Instagram.I am pretty sure my favorite from this past month is “I can’t adult today.” I feel like this one holds true for me on most days recently. I am already trying to think about what kind of format I want to do

Austin, Texas 2018 | offthebeatenpress.com
01Jun

I always look forward to Memorial Day. Not only is it my birthday but I tend to take vacation that weekend and explore a new city. Over the past few years, I have done Honolulu, Chicago, Seattle, Portland, New York and San Francisco! Austin was an awesome place to travel in May. It wasn’t TOO

2018 Encouragement: May | offthebeatenpress.com
30May

May is my birthday month so this one is extra special. Okay – its pretty much the same as January through April but I am still proud that I am going strong.