Calligraphy: The Law of the Jungle | Off the Beaten Press
03Mar

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

Classic cocktails with a twist | offthebeatenpress.com
27Jan

This post is really exciting for me! In 2017, I wrote out one cocktail recipe a week and posted them in a series on Instagram called #offthebeatendrinks. Last year, I listed them all on Etsy so you can buy individual prints if a particular drink speaks to you. But I knew I wanted to come

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

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

2018 Encouragement: April | offthebeatenpress.com
30Apr

Still sticking with it (unbelievably). I am glad I wrote out a list of quotes and phrases I liked in January to be able to do this. April was a good month for it.  

2018 Encouragement: March | offthebeatenpress.com
29Mar

This month was a little harder to keep up with than I expected. I don’t wan tto let myself fail out on this series. Head over to Instagram to see the rest of the phrases!  

You belong somewhere you feel free | offthebeatenpress.com
10Mar

I’ve done a few pieces for this client before, like a journal for her wedding and some house illustrations. This one might just be my favorite! She had a baby in January and wanted to hang a Tom Petty quote above the baby’s crib. I also added some whimsical florals along the bottom. Here was