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

July Chalkboard Wedding Signage | offthebeatenpress.com
25Jul

A friend of mine got married two weeks ago and I got to help her out with a little sign love for her wedding day. Her mom gathered all the chalkboard signs and I picked them up to work on the week before her wedding. I had a lot of fun working on these, especially

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

Marble Place Cards | offthebeatenpress.com
22Jun

I so hope I get to do one of these again sometime. One of my coworkers runs Ginger & Blooms and was helping out with a workshop for Katelyn James. She asked me last minute if I could do some simple marble place cards for the workshop and I, of course, said yes. I made

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

Custom Bridal Hangers | offthebeatenpress.com
01Jun

Every once and awhile I get a request to do one of these. I thought it would be easier if I just added a few to my Etsy store for easy ordering. These are not hard to make at all and add a nice personal touch to dress photos. I also have a ton of

iPad Lettering | offthebeatenpress.com
31May

I’ve seen tons of lettering videos on the iPad and I’ve wanted to try it for so long. I found an excuse to go to an Apple store last year and play on one to see if I’d even like it. Here was the very first thing I did on an iPad in an Apple

Travel: Cuba | offthebeatenpress.com
30Apr

Settle in, this post might get really long. I want to share with you the week my family and I spent in Cuba this year. Also, I tried something a little different with my photos, so they posted not as HIGH of a resolution as I’d have liked, but you can see some more in