Through various hands, envelopes for your special occasions can a reflection of your style.
This elegant hand is excellent for any purpose.
This creative hand can be excellent for envelopes and quotations.
This font is excellent for envelopes as well as large blocks of text.
Weddings and Events
Your wedding is your special day that you want to be perfect. From envelopes, seating cards or charts, wedding vows to save the date card, allow me to be part of your big day by creating a design that reflects you and your favorite colors and themes.
Seating cards, cards by Etsy
This is for the couple who shares a passion for one another and the Red Sox with a great sense of humour.
Tara & Phillip Seating Chart
This seating chart was done for a formal wedding, and to the size of the frame pictured here. I did a climbing rose center line to keep the overall image simple and elegant.
Chalk signs for your special day
So much information is conveyed to your guests on your special day that sometimes some of the messages are lost. Chalk marker signs are perfect to welcome your friends and family, nudge them to dance and let them know that anywhere they sit will be perfect. You imagination (and Pinterest!) is the best source for these messages!
Quotations, Poem & Songs
Through hand lettering and design, showcase your favorite quotations in beautiful calligraphy and art work. Your imagination is the key to finding the perfect quote to enhance your home, work space or to give as the perfect gift.
Using illustration to help enhance the mood of the quotation helps add depth and creativity.
This snappy poem was from a book of poetry written by artist and poet Evyind Earl. There are endless ways to illustrate this poem, but I decided a fall theme was would work best.
This is from a children's round song. Using different colored paper and ink, the result is a striking and playful design.
This piece was done for a gentleman who was in hospice. His wife had never heard him sing this song, one he learned in his childhood. I was commissioned to do it for the family and they were delighted to have this lovely song done in calligraphy.
I love reading and creating fun bookmarks. Using existing quotes or one that you love, I will happily supply you with some future favorites.
Prayer for a Wedding
This piece was completed for an Indian wedding and was presented to the bride and groom by the couple who commissioned the piece. Writing Sanskrit was a challenge but an exciting one.
A simple, heartfelt quote, this was a lovely commission. The client wanted a subtle floral border and agreed that lavender suited the words. To anyone who is embarrassed by your tears, read this quote and be reassured.
A happy quote evoking everything from family to worship to Monty Python. Calligraphy in a circle is a fun way to add visual interest.
Your vote quote by Barak Obama
Using the new modern calligraphy, this quote has a lot of movement and energy.
Custom Art Work
Through design, illustration and calligraphy, these custom pieces can be the perfect gift for the person who has everything.
This card was a creative and funny take on getting older.
Illustrative Life: Ruth & Stan
This piece was for a couple who's life I illustrated, using information on their history, likes, hobbies, children and favorite things. This is the perfect gift for friends and loved ones.
Book Lovers Quote
Who doesn't love books? Each one illustrated has a title and art work you can see, if you look very closely.
Randi, an Illustrative Life (so far)
This was a commission for a 13 year old girl's Bat Mitzvah gift.
I Need Chocolate Now!!
This was a gift for a friend who loves chocolate, a passion I share. With illustrations of favorite bars combined with a short quote, this made for a perfect present.
An Illustrated Life: Lizzy
This commission was for a recipient of award in the Unitarian Church of Chelmsford. Each ice cream flavor represents different aspects of the Church's teachings while the soccer ball and the destinations depicted are of a more personal nature for the recipient. The tree was a special image for her as well as the butterflies.
An Illustrated Life :A & J
This piece was for a married couple who live in the United Kingdom. They own a b&b, enjoy travel to St. Michael's Mount, motorcycles, they collect penguins and live in a town with ancient structures including a 10th century Tithe Barn, 12th century bridge and 14th century church.
An Illustrated Life : C
This commission was for a woman who enjoyed yoga, lived in Montana, loved walking with her hand carved walking stick, and cooked in her gourmet kitchen in the San Francisco Bay area with a view of Mount Tam.
Over my 30 years of working as a calligrapher, I have done some creative and unusual jobs. If you would like me to write on it, I will figure out a way to do it!
The restoration of this bicycle was a family project. The customer wheeled it into my house where I added their Christmas message to the bike to be used as a prop for their holiday family portrait. What a fun job!
This customer requested writing on the bottom of her wedding shoes so when photographs were taken, the text would be seen. A fun and creative idea!
Certificates are presented as a token of appreciation, as gifts and as recognition of achievement or excellence. I can create certificates or hand letter existing ones with the style of your preference.
This certificate of appreciation was created to honor the recipient for her years of service. The border decoration was hand painted using gouache, various hands (fonts) were used as well colors to create this one of a kind project.
Venture 29 certificate
This certificate was one of three completed for this customer. Bookhand was used as the hand, creating an easy to read block of text.
Here I hand lettered the dedication for this orgnization.
Signs are a wonderful way to convey all types of information. Contact me for signs for your home or business. The sky is the limit.
Raffle Items List
This list was for a meeting of a local organization. Silver on black foam board worked very well.
By making it decorative, this schedule was a fun way to convey important information.
With simple touches, this menu was playful and fun.
A simple sign can be playful and fun.
Chalk signs for any message you like
These chalk signs were done for a wedding but they can be used for any event you are having. Use your imagination (and Pinterest) to convey anything!
Local Craft Fair Chalk Sign
Signs like these draw the eye and customers appreciate the clear, artistic information. When you have a lot of information to convey, crisp lettering is essential for readability.
Family trees are an illustration of our legacies. I will work with customers to create the perfect tree that can be enjoyed for generations. This process takes time, usually up to 3 months, so if you are considering commissioning me to create one for you please give ample time for design and logistics.
Skinner Family Tree
This tree was a gift to a multi-generational family. The distant ancestors are in the roots and the great-grandchildren are in the canopy.
L'dor V'dor Tree
This is the first family tree I did and it was for a Jewish family. Written in Hebrew and in English, "from generation to generation" illustrates the Jewish tradition on passing on heritage from one generation to the next.
Ketubot and Judaica
Ketuba, text only
This Ketuba was done for a couple who had a corresponding piece of art work, which I matched using the star images, keeping it very simple.
This was a project created to commemorate the re-dedication of a Torah scroll for Congregation Shalom. The scroll was originally from Romania and saved by the Allies after the war. This Torah went to the United States as part of a project to give them to newly created congregations so that they continue to be used for worship and education.
The text of this Ketuba was done to be inserted into an opening in an art piece (not shown).