The Light Shines Within


I came across the beautiful quote by American writer and poet Maya Angelou on Pinterest and knew I had to make something that expresses the sentiment. And of course, with all the vintage collectibles in the house, a styled photoshoot was in order!

I have been picking up vintage wood frames and thought this one would work perfectly. It measures 5″x7″ which would make a lovely gift or a great addition to a family gallery wall.


The paper used is Strathmore Art Paper in a navy blue, and was hand-calligraphed by me in white and gold ink with traditional dip pens. I really love the contrast between the bright white on the navy blue and how the gold script reflects the gold of the frame.

This is an original, one-of-a-kind calligraphy art piece and not a reproduction. The vintage frame is included and ready to hang on the wall.

This artwork is currently available in my Etsy shop. Many thanks for looking!