Kathryn Murray Calligraphy

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The odd (but fun!) life of a calligrapher.

 

I often get phone calls that would seem odd out of context. "Can you write all of my friends names on slices of wood?" Or "Can you write on vodka bottles?" Or "Can you do calligraphy at a party... in costume?"  Yes, yes I can.

Kathryn Murray Calligraphy- Wood Slices as place cards

One of my favorite things to do is work on sample calligraphy for photo shoots. It means I get to play all day long in the studio. Cutting out shapes, drawing, using beads, wax, ribbon, glitter, and lots of double sided tape. I work with so many wonderful event planners and I am always amazed at how they are able to take their pin-board and transform it in to a real setting. Here are a few outtakes from photo-shoots I have been working on recently. Once I see the "finished" photos I will post them too. 

For a photo shoot in Morocco!

For a photo shoot in Morocco!

Leather wrapped invite

Leather wrapped invite

Dessert Signs for an "Industrial wedding" shoot.

Dessert Signs for an "Industrial wedding" shoot.

A festive table set-up. Favor bags

A festive table set-up. Favor bags

And one last shot of me dawdling, and a sneak peek into the studio.

 
A very serious "selfie."

A very serious "selfie."

Paint & prep.

Paint & prep.