When I started doing calligraphy in 2004, there were only a handful of people doing what I would call "modern calligraphy." Now there are hundreds (thousands?) doing beautiful work all over the world. There have always been people doing beautiful traditional work, and those that have played with the medium for the joy of letter-making.
World traveling photographer D'Arcy Benincosa has done it again! She has created a dream-like photoshoot, inspired by the timeless story of English lovers Tristan and Isolde. The wildflowers dotting the hillsides add a bright spot to the steel grey hills of Utah in the distance. Menus printed on muslin and rustic tableware of steel and wood add to the feeling that you are looking back in time.
A few weeks ago I was asked to be a part of a fabulous photo shoot in Silverlake (a.k.a. the Brooklyn of LA). As fall weather finally started to cool down the LA basin, the ladies of TwoFold LA set a gorgeous table laden with green pears, golden goblets, velvet monogrammed place cards, hand cut leather feathers, and sheepskin seats to keep guests warm. All the photos were taken by photographer Michael Murphree of LiteTrap Weddings. All of the sumptuous details are getting me inspired to set my own holiday table!
Last year I was fortunate enough to be invited to contribute stationery for an exquisite photo shoot in Morocco styled by the incredible ladies at Pearl & Godiva (my first project with them was described here). Each of their styled shoots seems to appear through the gauze of a dream. Veils dancing in the wind, electric orange against the desert sand, smokey eyes and beaded, belled headdresses. Ah, if only I could have fit in the envelope!
Geyserville, California, a teeny but picturesque town in Sonoma county is a living reminder of California's history with both the healing powers of hot water (geyser-ville) and wine. Centered in the middle of town is Catelli's, an institution since 1936. This delicious, farm fresh, Italian inspired restaurant serves both locals and tourists with their culinary fare. I have had the pleasure of eating there on more than one occasion, and I can hardly wait to return. Recently the restaurant has added to its offerings, by building a stunningly beautiful event space, designed by our friends Josh and Rafi of FORM. With the addition of the incredibly beautiful outdoor patio, this little (and fab) restaurant has elevated itself to a true destination. Proving that a wine country wedding doesn't have to be rustic.
Recently I had the pleasure of working with Laurel of Esla Events on the stunning Sonoma, California vineyard wedding of Nicole and Myron. Even though I was just a small part of the whole event, they were wonderful to work with. It was immediately apparent that this was a loving and close-knit family. Thank you Nicole & Myron for letting me be a part of your day!
Last year I was contacted by the incredibly talented and visionary team of Pearl Collins and Sheena McDonald of Pearl & Godiva to be a part of their "Jeanne d'Arc" Inspired photo shoot. They enlisted the help of photographer D'Arcy Benincosa to bring the dream-like vision to life at the Killenure Castle in Ireland.
In the fall I had the privilege of contributing a few pieces to an "Industrial Chic" photo shoot beautifully planned and executed by one of my favorite planning teams, Bluebird Productions in Aspen Colorado. The photos shown below are all by the VERY talented Adonye Jaja. If you want to see his post about the shoot, link here.
Hi Friends! Happy 2014! I have posted several SALE items in the shop. Last chance holiday cards (stock up for next year), last chance ink pads and select stamps. I just wanted to highlight one item that I loved making and would love to see them go to good homes.