October 2018 "Friendorsgiving" Styled Shoot

Friendor (n); A vendor friend... Or at least that's how I define it. 
Developed and hosted by wedding planners Kate Murtaugh and Kelly Golia, Friendorsgiving is a playful take on the popular friendsgiving celebration. Each vendor (credits below) brought their skill-set to the table and the end result was quite beautiful! This event gave me the opportunity to meet and spend the day with lots of wonderful local wedding/event vendors and the chance to collaborate and create with them, too! 

My contribution for the event was mostly signage with a couple of place cards and some table setting details. Calligraphy completed with Tulip fabric paint on both the linen welcome sign and velvet place cards, oil-based Sharpie markers on glass for bar and dessert signage, and custom mixed gouche inks with a Blue Pumpkin nib and a Zebra G nib on other paper calligraphy details.

There were so many many photos taken, I couldn't realistically share all of them here. Please click through the links below to the other vendor websites to see if they've shared some of their favorite photos from this beautiful day!

- V E N D O R S -
Event hosts, planning and creative direction; Kelly Golia, Kate Murtaugh | Venue; Weatherlow Farms | Calligraphy; Black Tulip Calligraphy, Molly Grace Makes | Desserts; Lizzie's Bakery | Florals; Alexa Gallishaw, Central Square Florist, Wild Dahlia, Bloom.52, Weatherlow Farms | Makeup; Making You Glow, Jenny Luu, Tada Style | Hair; Aline Sarkis Beauty, Tada Style | Photography; Ellysia Francovitch Photography, K Engel Photography, Erica Pezente, Erin Kavanaugh Photography, Jessica K Feiden | Tabletop Rentals; Peak Events | Designers; Heather Dawn Events, Events by Carianne | Videography; Olive Ewe Productions | Catering; Paladar Kitchen | Cocktails; Little Bitte

I'm excited to share a couple of flay lay photos I took while photographing envelope design samples for my website. I've decided to base my envelope calligraphy around five basic address layouts and named them after some of my favorite cities in the Netherlands; Den Haag, Amsterdam, Delft, Rotterdam and Leiden! Make sure you check out my "fonts and inks" page for more information.

October 2018 Styled Shoot with Corey Lynn Tucker Photography and her model Monika, Together LLC, and The Findery CT. 

So: I get this DM on Instagram from an extremely talented photographer that I've recently discovered/followed/stalked all of her work. She says she has plans for a spooky halloween-bridal inspired shoot and wants to know if I can contribute. I'm still getting used to sharing my art publicly, so I was surprised that she reached out to me. 

This photoshoot was such a fun and unique deviation from the styled shoots I'm used to. It was so much fun to be able to create more "graphic" calligraphy, something a little less traditional! Below you can find a selection of my favorite shots from Corey. 

Calligraphy completed with white acrylic paint on fresh apples and with a blue pumpkin nib and Ziller Ink in North Wind White on agate slice.

September 2018 Custom Order 

I've always loved writing on something other than paper. When I was younger I would write and paint on anything; books, walls, COMPUTERS (seriously), you name it. These apples are the perfect anti-paper place cards for an autumn event. 

Calligraphy completed with Sharpie oil paint markers in white and metallic gold.

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