Thursday, February 25, 2016

A Quote

A Quote

An original created in calligraphy for inspiration.  Black and White art.

A gift for Mother's Day

A Gift for Mother's Day

Someone thinking way ahead of schedule.  This will be matted and framed for, of course, MOM.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Mixed media painting with lettering

When you change the way you look at things The Things you look at change.

This is a mixed media painting I did a few years ago for myself.  I sold it within a month of showing it.  I enjoy creating art and incorporating calligraphy into it.  All my work has words somewhere on it...hence, The Word is ART, my logo.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Monday, January 25, 2016

Personalizing a Football

Writing on a football isn't as easy as may look.

Uncial font

An example of uncial font

An example submitted for approval.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

A Place to Bark

 Original mixed media art

A page I created to be added to a book that I also created as a fund raiser a few years ago for Bernie Berlin's, A Place to Bark.  I invited 26 other artists to participate and was happily rewarded with all yes'. The book had a 6" spine holding 30 pages of original art including a title page, artist page and colophon in calligraphy.  The book went to auction on ebay and sold for over $1,000.  A worthy cause and place indeed.

Monday, January 11, 2016

Anniversary Love Letter in Calligraphy

Happy Anniversary Letter in Calligraphy

My client wrote a love letter to his wife for their anniversary.  It was a beautiful and endearing letter and I was thrilled to create this gift of love for him.

Personalizing a Ukulele

Calligraphy on a Ukulele

This was definitely challenging to have to write on an instrument, especially on the arch and the slick surface.  This had to be permanent and carefully evenly written.  My client was pleased with the results.

An Engagement Gift Personalized

An Engagement Gift Personalized

My Client came to me with her gift to be personalized in calligraphy.  A fun project for sure.

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Friday, January 8, 2016

Wedding Vows-A personal gift

Wedding vows in script calligraphy
The vows were written on Vellum so that the client could overlay the words on top of a photograph that was important to him.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Personalized Wine Bottle Enclosures

Personalized Wine Bottle Carriers

I had the privilege of personalizing wine carriers for my client to be given as gifts over the holidays.  I used my standard script calligraphy in burgandy ink.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Seating chart for a Wedding

Large Seating Chart for Wedding

This was a very large piece due the desire of my clients to have the word Welcome be large for the guests to see as they entered the reception.

Original Birth Announcement

Custom Birth Announcement

This was a personal custom birth announcement gift given to my husbands eldest grandson and his wife for their first child which makes us also for the first time, great grand parents.  The flowers were saved from their wedding and dried over several years. It was for no particular reason that they were saved at the time, but found a perfect use for them now.  The letters in the baby's name were hand drawn, scored, cut and sculpted before mounting them on the background paper.  The parents names were calligraphed and double mounted at the bottom and everything was placed into a shadow box frame that also was being saved for no particular reason.  On the back, I calligraphed the information to be filled in when Sofia will be born, hopefully very soon now.  The entire piece came together as was meant to be.

Menus written on mirrors

Menu's written on mirrors

A private party held in the Hollywood Hills.  These were just 2 of the mirrors menu's I did at the location.  Absolutely beautiful views from the added bonus to the job.

3 chalk boards for Piknic Restaurant in Los Angeles. 

Simple font to reflect Piknic logo

Monogram designed in 2 colors, grey and black as was the definition of the name William taken from a few languages.  The paper was vellum to be used as an overlay on 2 different decorative papers chosen by client.  It was framed and given as a gift.

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Thursday, September 10, 2015

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Children Learn What They Live

"Children Learn What They Live" by Dorothy Law Nolte

I was commissioned to recreate this piece from what I had originally created many years ago, to be hung in a children's rehab facility in Ohio.  The original seen here is quite large matted and then framed by the client.  The client wanted several copies in different sizes for herself so I scanned the original so that it can be printed in various sizes.  I will have this in my etsy shop to be sold in several different sizes as a giclee on premium paper.

Original poems written in Calligraphy

An original poem done in a simple calligraphy style
Original poem done in simple pointed pen Italic

Original certificate created in Calligraphy

An original certificate I created including the logo by hand.  I really enjoy creating originals.  It's scary and can be devastating if an error occurs but very rewarding nonetheless.

Friday, July 10, 2015

A lovely young gal came to me to do this very fun project to give to her husband for their first anniversary.  There are 150 places, items and sentiments randomly listed in the heart shape.  Although lots of fun to do, it was challenging fitting everything in the shape.  Paper size was 16"x 16".  She framed it in a shadowbox frame with mementos.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Flourished script that was done in gold ink.

Flourished script

The client requested only names on the envelopes in Gold ink, in a not so over the top flourish script.  Because of the gold ink I lost some of the flourishing strokes.  It was certainly good practice.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Wedding Signs on Wood

Wooden directional signs for a wedding

This is a very thin piece of wood that is very special to my client.  He had me write a quote by Rumi and will be putting in a shadowbox frame.

Bar Menu on mirror

Bar Menu written on mirror for an event at the clients home.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

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This was written large at the beginning of a scroll to be personalized with notes to this Rabbi from his congregation and given to him as a gift.

Friday, March 28, 2014

A fun and creative project for a client who creates Fantasy Coins.  I did the "fantasy" lettering for the coin's recipient.  Apparently, there's a world out there I knew nothing about.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Personalizing and invite

I did the names and place of event in calligraphy adding my own style

Love is Patient...

Original artwork with watercolor flowers for accent.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Water and calligraphy

A project given to me by a client to use the Ralph Waldo Emerson quote and combine it with a painting about water.  The recipient of the gift is in the water conservation business.  This is where my imagination took me.  I was able to mat and frame the painting getting to see the final result.  Joy!

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Simple Logo Design

I just finished this logo for a client who I've worked with in the past.  I don't often receive logo designs so it was a fun change of pace.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Guest Book

This is a guest book opening page