I’ve been creating visual journals since high school, but I rarely share what I make in them. I love creating layers, playing with watercolors, acrylic paints, mixing media and documenting life. This past year I tried something new. I’ve slowed down in recent years because my journals are normally gigantic. For my 30th birthday last
This Save the Date was such a joy to work on. It combined so many of my favorite things. A friend of mine is a wedding planner in Northern Virginia, and one of her brides was looking to highlight their venue for their Save the Date. She thought of my house illustrations and put us
I’ve seen people set type in unique ways before, so I knew I wanted to give it a go for myself. Setting type in a circle was incredibly challenging. I did some math to make sure the phrase I was setting would fit but even with the advanced planning, it took a lot of work.
This is round seven of 30 Days of Bible Lettering! For me though, it’s only round three. It’s hard to keep up with completing one verse a day for sure but I kinda found my groove on this last one. You can find round 3 here which was the first time I completed the challenge.
I was so excited to check a new continent off my travel list. This was my first time to Africa, but certainly not my last. I couldn’t decide to start in South Africa or Morocco, but then cheap flights and a call from a good friend picked for me. Started the trip in Cape Town.
When I taught a calligraphy class at the beginning of last month, I had a student who took the class so he could write out “The Law of the Jungle” by Rudyard Kipling. After taking the class though, he commissioned me to do the poem instead. He wanted two copies so I sat down to
Here is this month’s round up of quotes. Last year, I stuck with one color all year. This year, I am trying to batch each month into a set. I kinda like the vibe so far. Maybe I can find enough solid pictures to do a different style in 2019. Follow along with hashtag #otbp19
This past group of students was amazing. Everyone was talkative, set TONS of gorgeous type, had unique projects and fell in love with letterpress. I wish truly for a group like this every session. Their work was inspiring and I am grateful to get to teach what I love. Here’s some of their work! The