Monday, July 28, 2014

Monday, June 30, 2014

Odin tattoo

My new favorite tattoo, done for Kai in Hamburg, Germany, to honor his new dog, Odin.  It was so fun working on this one!  So simple and lovely.  Just in love with it.  

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Liam & Nate tattoo

New tattoo I worked on with a lovely lady named Amanda.  Just wanted to share it here!

Monday, June 02, 2014

Watercolor suite with MaeMae Paperie

I was excited to share this suite that I worked on with Megan from MaeMae Paperie.  Simple and beautiful, and just the right shade of oceany blue. Perfect for summer.  See Megan's post for more info on the suite. 



Photographs by MaeMae Paperie

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Let Go tattoo

Just wanted to share this tattoo that I did for Canadian photographer Shannon Nicholson...I think it turned out so wonderfully! Love it!

Friday, March 07, 2014

florzinha de cuj√° tattoo



Just wanted to share this lovely tattoo that I did for the gorgeous Rafaella Fedrigo, a photographer based in Toronto, Canada.  I love how it turned out so very much.  It means "passion fruit flower" in Portuguese- so darling!  Check out her new website, too- I worked on her logo and think it turned out so beautifully.   

Friday, November 08, 2013

Love Love tattoo.

Just wanted to share this tattoo that I worked on for a lovely lady named Debbie.  The dates indicate her son's birthday and her wedding anniversary.  I love how the script turned out, and especially love the picture of her holding her son's hand.  Enjoy!





Monday, October 14, 2013

Tattoo- Isa & Liam

Just wanted to share this tattoo I worked on with Nicole from Dutch Eye Photography in the Netherlands.  It is of her two children's names, and I think it turned out so beautifully! 

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Lately.

Howdy there! I can't even believe it has been eight months since I've checked in here- see the photo above, if you are wondering why I've been so quiet- taking care of this little one gobbles up most of my time. And its my favorite thing I've ever done in my life! That hair! Can't even count the number of times a day I run my fingers through it, and will it to stay whisper-soft and baby-like and sticking-straight-up-ish forever. 

The transition to motherhood has been such a sweet and amazing time for me. I get emotional trying to even grasp at words to describe it. I know everyone always says this, and I never could have understood it until he arrived- the depth of love I feel for him is so incredible and overwhelming there is no way I could have anticipated it. It is almost as if it starts to touch everything in its vicinity, like a spreading vine with little tendrils. I'm so awed and honored to be Silas' mama. Our family is so blessed. 

And I'm still working on calligraphy.  And loving it.  Just fitting it into naptime and bedtime and whatever other time I can squeeze out of the day. I've been working on lots of tattoos and hope to be able to start sharing more work soon in this space.  I also have an exciting little collaboration with Kathryn from Blackbird Letterpress which I am thrilled to share with you super soon.

I hope you are well, too, friends! Tell me how you have been. xo
  

Monday, October 22, 2012

Little Silas.

We are so thrilled to announce the birth of little Silas Nicholas!  7 lbs. 11 oz and 20.5 inches of sweet perfection.  There are really no words to express how thankful we are to have him here with us- what a gift straight from our Heavenly Father!  These pictures are from the day he was born, and I can't believe almost three weeks have passed since then- it has flown by at a surreal pace.  We can't imagine life without him.  
"Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above..." James 1:17
Photos by Tom Reich


Monday, September 17, 2012

walk it off....

Hey there!  It has been so long since I posted in this space, so I just wanted to pop in with a little image of a recent project and say a quick hello!  I am constantly working on tattoos, in between all my other jobs, but I rarely find the time to post pictures of them.  Just wanted to share this recent image- I love the sentiment behind it, and that it is literally tattooed on her foot. 
I'm busy wrapping up lots of projects, as we are expecting our baby to arrive in just a couple weeks- so exciting!  I have a lot of inspiring, beautiful jobs I've been working on lately, so I'll try to post again soon with some more images.  Hope everyone out there is well! 

Friday, July 06, 2012

Tuscany wedding

Was super honored to have been a part of this beautiful wedding that took place in Tuscany.  Check out all the beautiful photos (by Jose Villa) and styling (by Joy Thigpen).  It was such a pleasure to work with such a lovely couple and collaborate with such an amazing team of venders.  Congrats, Lindsay and Ryan!  

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

babe.

I am so thrilled to make a little announcement here- 
My husband and I are expecting a little baby boy at the beginning of October- in just a few short months!  This baby is a long-awaited answer to prayer and we are looking forward to meeting him with such joy and anticipation.  I am so looking forward to this new phase of life, and I just wanted to finally share the news with all you out there in internet-land! 

Monday, May 07, 2012

Sweet Natalie Kate.

It's been forever since I've posted here- so much has been going on.  I'll try to get caught up soon, but for now I just wanted to pop in to share this sweet picture of my brand new niece- isn't she an angel?!  Congratulations, John and Emily- I'm such a proud auntie!  
Photo by Tom Reich

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Litterae + Valentines

I'm so ecstatic to share some big news with you! Today I have launched my own little online shop called Litterae, which means "letterforms" in Latin. As my husband teaches Latin, this seemed like the perfect name! I will be selling custom valentines until February 7th, and then will be adding an edited line of stationery products later in the spring. I'm beyond excited about this new venture, and was so thrilled to be able to finally share it here on the blog.
More about the valentines! My darling friend brought me back a stack of old french letters when she came back from visiting Paris this winter, and that is what inspired the theme for the valentine project. The custom valentines include a note scribed in jet-black calligraphy on the back of vintage 1920s postcards from Paris. They are mailed in cream-colored envelopes, lined in handcut, handmade, marbled yellow paper from Bangladesh. The envelopes are sealed with a swath of gold washi tape, and then the whole thing is mailed to the recipient with vintage postage stamps. If your handwriting leaves much to be desired, or you just want to forgo the traditional card route, this is a wonderful solution for you!
The valentines will only be on sale until February 7th, so don't hesitate to snap one up because quantities are limited.

A big thank you to Grace Bonney for her post on Design Sponge this morning!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Ciao.

Happy New Year to you, a bit late! I am so excited for the unfurling of this year; I have high hopes for the many good things that will come out of it. We are so blessed in so many ways- too many ways to count, really! My heart is feeling so full of gratitude for the many blessings in my life as I enter 2012.
Something I'm looking forward to most most most of all is the trip to Italy that Nick and I are taking later this year. We are out of our minds with anticipation, and been listening to Italian tapes to try to learn a bit of the language before we leave. Do you have any recommendations of anything we shouldn't miss? I'd love to hear!
Photos from Brian Ferry's amazing series notes on italy, posted last year.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas!


Welcome, all wonders in one sight!
Eternity shut in a span;
Summer in winter; day in night;
Heaven in earth, and God in man.
Great little one, whose all-embracing birth
Lifts earth to heaven, stoops heav’n to earth.

Taken from "In the Nativity of our Lord" by Richard Crashaw


Photo of a snow-covered Mt. Lemmon, taken this Monday by Miss Melissa Kruis.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Clementine and Hello!

It has been forever since I've hopped on this blog; life has been too busy for me to keep up! I will try to post more often this coming year. I have so much I want to share, and need to carve the time out to accomplish it.
I hope you are having a merry season so far. Today has been a beautiful, wintery, rainy day in Tucson. Puts me in the Christmas spirit!
I just wanted to share this photo of some totebags from the darling Vermont shop called Clementine. I did the lettering for their logo, and love how it turned out. It looks so charming on the bags! Check out Emily's blog here. Wish I lived in Vermont so I could stop in!

Photo from the Clementine blog.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Suites for the Sweet.

My little sister is getting married, and I wanted to share these details from her invitation suite. I think they turned out so gorgeous. We had the invites letterpressed with a charcoal gray ink on thick cotton stock. And we decided to use vintage postcards for the RSVP cards, and so she and her fiance started collecting them- mostly images of old churches and cathedrals, but some of gardens and landscapes. We lined all the envelopes with handmade Indian woodblock paper, used vintage stamps for all the envelopes, then sealed them all with an antique gold wax. The best part of the project was spending hours assembling them together- sister memories are the sweetest!
Love you, Katie and James!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Little Details

Loving these details from a recent suite I worked on with Sarah Parrott, especially the custom seal and the shade of blue used for the swath of fabric holding the pieces together!