designsgirl has had the great pleasure to do work recently for the painter and wedding invitation designer Kristy Rice- the proprietress of Momental Designs - who created the gorgeous hand painted wedding invitations and suite pieces recently for Jessica Simpson's wedding.
Her work is simply breathtaking and I am pleased to share a few of the recent projects where I contributed calligraphy.
Kristy uses a plethora of magical elements in her work based on whatever her imagination can conjure from blind letterpress, rose gold foil, watercolor washes, painterly blooms to ribbons, pearls, wood veneer, lace and tulle.
Lana Frankel is a uber talented artist whose online store - Lana's Shop- was recently featured on Wedding Chicks.
Lana and I collaborate on a number of wedding projects and she was kind enough to include one of my photographs of her beautiful Protea envelope liner and my calligraphy for a bridal project created by another of our fellow creatives- Maura Gauthier of Denver's The Paper Guppy.
The circuitous threads among clients and fellow artists with whom you work sometime lead to monumental work and opportunities.
I just discovered that the incredible Jessica Simpson commission I received started with a recommendation by the lovely ladies of Calluna Events to Kristy Rice of Momental Designs who hired me for the hand lettering of Ms. Simpson's wedding pieces.
Thank you, Heather and Jolene- my other calligraphy fairy godmothers.
A calligraphy project descended from the heavens recently when designsgirl received the commission to do the wedding calligraphy for Jessica Ann Simpson's and Eric Maxwell Johnson's recent nuptials.
The lavish affair, including the invitation, is featured in the latest issue of People magazine.
I am forever grateful to my calligraphy fairy godmother- the talented painter and proprietress of Momental Designs - Kristy Rice- who presented me with this extraordinary job and who created all of the breathtaking hand painted wedding suite pieces.
I am grateful to Samantha and Whitney - owners of the gorgeous Gus & Ruby stationer of Portsmouth, New Hampshire stationer- who gave designsgirl calligraphy credit during a recent Oh So Beautiful Paper feature of clients Kate and Cleon dreamy wedding suite.
The rose gold metallic gouache I used for Kate's and Cleon's wedding envelopes was gleamingly beautiful.
This modern calligraphy in white gouache on red envelopes was done for new Denver resident by way of Jackson Hole, Wyoming who is originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana - bride-to-be Lauren Gunn and her fiance Michael.
Lauren and Michael will be marrying atop a gondola at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.
designsgirl was recruited recently to do projects for a baby shower for a special client's friend.
I was able to use my "hello love" hand made pom pom place cards for the shower which matched perfectly with the baby blue and brown colored theme and also do chalkboard lettering which is always great fun.
The calligrapher's work is greatly influenced by the quality of the paper on which she hand letters.
Bride-to-be Lauren Ayres (through Denver stationer Merci) commissioned designsgirl for the calligraphy of her exquisite wedding invitation envelopes as well as creating the custom calligraphy for her wedding invitation.
When I have the chance to work on beautiful surfaces like this buttery Arzberger envelope, it makes the process of lettering an even greater pleasure.