Love Struck – Smitten Magazine

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Oh. My. Goodness. How much do I love this styled shoot at Hawks Ranch?! This beautiful collaboration was featured on smitten-mag.com today and is definitely one of the favorites I’ve worked on so far! It’s just so unique and stylish from the venue, the flowers, design and decor. I absolutely adore the Love Struck theme and ran with the golden arrow motif as I created the table numbers, seating cards and place cards for the shoot.

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It’s always so wonderful to work with these amazing vendors! Go check out the feature to see all of the fabulous photos!

Photographer: MeghanElise Photography | Venue: Hawk Ranch | Bar Service: 2 Olives & A Twist | Videography: Elle Lilly Photography & Video | Bridal Salon: Ferndales Bridal | Groom’s Attire: Friar Tux | Signage: Letters2Lights | Calligrapher: Linda Yoshida Calligraphy | Cake Baker: LoveCakes | Design + Decor: Nomad Nuptials | Catering: Once Upon a Wedding | Floral Design: Penelope Pots Floral Design |Beauty: Sandra Michelle Artistry | DJ: Sterling Productions | Ring Box: The Mrs Box

From Pointed Pen to Pointed Brush

Hello Chicago!

Disclaimer: Unlike many people, I’m not much of a traveler. Never have been. I’m mostly okay with road trips, but I really dislike flying where so many factors can throw things off, and everything is (literally) up in the air. To me, the “getting there” part is a huge hassle and a giant stress-inducer. And it’s worse when I’m without a travel companion.

But now I say: I will travel for calligraphy :-)

And this is where I found myself, a Southern California girl who had never experienced any temperature less than 40°F, in the middle of January, in the beautiful city of Chicago, where it was a balmy… 28°F. And now I can look back, smile and say: I went to Chicago to study with IAMPETH Master Penman Mike Kecseg for a weekend!

Ever since I was introduced to his Pointed Pen Variations (the exemplar is available in the Speedball Textbook), I’ve been wanting to learn from Mike himself. When an opportunity came up with the Chicago Calligraphy Collective, I just couldn’t pass up the chance. I joined the CCC and mailed in my check and registration form right on opening day back in September, and was lucky enough to get a seat!

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Muted Pastels featured on Burnetts Wedding Inspiration Boards

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I had the pleasure of collaborating with Eileen of Enamor Events on this beautiful invitation suite for a muted pastels palette that is featured today! I had so much fun working on suite as well as signage, using muted pastels as inspiration.

For all the beautiful photos and details, see the full feature on Burnetts Boards.

Find a Place You Trust

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I’ve been keeping this one under wraps, but now I can show the whole piece!

It was truly an honor to be invited by Old School New School’s Copperplate Collective to participate in their Someday Is Now exhibition inspired by Corita Kent. It will be at the Abbotsford Convent in Melbourne, Australia from Nov 6-8. I wish I could attend in person, it will no doubt be wonderful. Thanks again Veronica and Madeline!

Whimsical and Romantic – Southern California Bride

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A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of collaborating with some of the most talented wedding vendors here in Southern California for a sweet and dreamy engagement session!

The full feature is now published on Southern California Bride!

Event coordination: JenEvents
Photography: Theresa Bridget Photography
Dress: Adina’s Bridal
Hair & Makeup: Beauty in Motion Studio
Prop rental: Party Pieces by Perry
Floral design: The Flower Story

Flow Weekly has landed!

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I was contacted earlier this year by Albertine at Flow Weekly to share this calligraphy/lettering piece for the publication and to do a little Q&A about calligraphy and the 365 days of daily lettering I did last year. I finally got my copy today – looks like the package made a detour to Mexico before landing in my mailbox in California!

“Hartelijk dank” to Albertine and Flow Weekly for the feature, much appreciated!

 

Calligraphy on Instagram

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What a way to start the weekend. Thanks to Alexandra Lange for writing a wonderful article about calligraphers on Instagram and including a few of my thoughts as well. The article: The Calligraphy Stars of Instagram.

She also shared insights from Seb Lester, John Stevens, Faust New York, and showed work by Gail Madalag and Artem Stepanov, all calligraphy heroes of mine.

I am humbled and thrilled to be mentioned and quoted in the article, since I’m just a student and nowhere near as skilled as any of the calligraphers in the article. But I do love Instagram and how it connects people who love calligraphy from all over the world. Hooray for calligraphy!