The Scriptorium is my work journal; a place for show and tell.

Thursday
Apr202017

A Casual, Modern Script

This script took some practice!  Before I could begin addressing these double envelopes, I had to do some warm ups.  I plugged my earphones into my iPod and cranked up some early Genesis (Selling England by the Pound).  As I listened, I wrote out snatches of lyrics.  And sang along.  Which could have been embarrassing had anyone been around to hear me singing with headphones on. . .

Next, it was time to mix the navy blue gouache.

And finally, I can begin to address those envelopes.  

 

This was a fun lettering style!  I'm glad I had the chance to spread my wings a little and give this one a go!  If you are interested in this one, it is a hand, pen-lettered script designed to coordinate with the brush script Spring LP.

Thursday
Apr202017

Envelopes in Waiting

 

Thursday
Apr202017

Place cards with style

 

Thursday
Apr202017

Shimmer and gold

Wednesday
Nov302016

Best of the Knot

 

Thanks to all the fun, fantastic Brides and Mothers-of-the-Bride that I had the pleasure to serve this year! I'm so grateful for my wonderful clients and look forward to all the brides and families I will work with in the coming year!

Monday
Jul112016

1 Corinthians 13



Monday
Aug242015

A simple chalk board

Wednesday
Jun242015

A simple quote 

Tuesday
Jun092015

Simple Addressing in Lively Romans

Casual Calligraphy Chicago

Black and white.  Neat and tidy.  Having a party?  Let's talk!

Tuesday
Jun092015

Nobody likes surprises. . .

. . .well, nobody likes surprises when they come in the form of hidden fees that can blow your wedding budget to smithereens.

If you are planning your wedding, The Knot has a great article, Watch Out for these 10 Hidden Wedding Costs, that can help you avoid going over budget.

The worst thing about hidden fees is just that, they are hidden. That's why, when brides come to me for a quote, I gather as much information as I can about their job before I make up a quote for them so that I can be as accurate as possible.  There is no 'one size fits all quote' for calligraphy services so my quotes are broken down so that every charge is seen and explained and there are no hidden charges.

I don't like surprises like that and neither do you.  And that is why the client questionnaire I send out is so important and why I take the time to ask the questions to understand the in's and out's of your invitation suite and envelopes.  I don't like to get surprised with opaque envelopes when I was expecting white, a last minute change of mind regarding centered lines of address, or unexpected specialty paper.  These are schedule busters for me that can create a time crunch and budget busters for you when I have to charge more for unexpected or previously unasked for services.

There's an easy way to avoid these budget busters--do business with vendors like me who take the time to ask the right questions, explain their quotes, and provide their policies.  

There are no silly questions so ask a lot of them!  Let's talk!