Indian Summer Workshop_Brush Calligraphy Marfa Letterpress Suite

Cibolo Creek Ranch, nestled deep in the west Texas desert, what a magical place. This past summer I traveled with the bows and arrows team to Marfa to teach a mini calligraphy lesson at their Indian Summer Workshop. There, 13 attendees learned the ins and outs of floral design, styling, and a little bit about calligraphy, too. It was a wonderful trip, and here is a snippet of some of the styling and floral sessions (with the suite I designed for the photo shoot above). I’ll share more about my calligraphy class here later. All images were captured by Ryan Ray.

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Indian Summer Workshop_Bride with Bison

Indian Summer Workshop_Bison

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Indian Summer Workshop_Texas Desert

Indian Summer Workshop_Desert Tour

Indian Summer Workshop_Cibolo Creek Ranch

Inidan Summer Workshop_Tablescape Styling_Marfa

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Indian Summer Workshop_Group Shot

All images by Ryan Ray

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One of those weekends. When I traveled to New York in early September with my best friend, Anna, we had the most fun together and I’m lucky she was there to capture some of those moments. While there, I taught two beginner classes at Erin’s studio in Brooklyn. Big thanks to those who attended, you were two groups of lovely people.

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Anna and I stayed at the McCarren Hotel and Pool in Williamsburg. This was a treat. It was still warm enough to hang by the pool and enjoy very yummy cocktails and very cute changing tents.

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A few images from the classes held at the Knot & Bow studio:

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Anna Routh Photography_Oblique Pen Calligraphy Class

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Anna Routh Photography_Brooklyn Class in Action

Anna Routh Photography_Brooklyn Calligraphy Class

Anna Routh Photography_Brooklyn Calligraphy Class_Set Up

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Anna Routh Photography_Blue Eye Brown Eye Brooklyn Calligraphy Class
I was so very happy to have Anna along with me, and when I wasn’t teaching, we had the most fun exploring the city.

Highlights included drinks at The Ides (go for the view), exploring the Koons Retrospective at The Whitney, dinner at má pêche (pork.buns.), and drinks at The Carlyle (we felt fancy). Shout out to Anna’s friend from college, Hannah, who was great company and showed us around New York.

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Anna Routh Photography_Anna and Lauren in Brooklyn

All images by Anna Routh Photography



Brooklyn. September 6 and 7. I’m coming back for ya, with my bestie Anna in tow. I’ll be teaching two beginner classes – one on Saturday, September 6, and one on Sunday, September 7. Not sure when I’ll be back to New York, so I’d love to meet you on this trip! You can register here.

Image by Amanda Marie Portraits


The next few months include a ton of travel for me – will you be joining me at one of the following workshops?

Oklahoma City
August 22-24; Register here

Los Angeles
September 9-10; Register here (Advanced class spots still available)

September 20; Register here (We added one more class)!

As I settle into my new office in Fort Worth, I’ll be offering new classes in both Dallas and Fort Worth starting in October.

Image by Amanda Marie Portraits

Blue Eye Brown Eye_Hiring Summer Help

Blue Eye Brown Eye is hiring! My wonderful studio manager, Erin, will be gone for July and August this summer so I’m in search for some temporary help!

If you’re interested, please send me your resume and a little bit about yourself to lauren (at) I’m ideally looking for someone available around 10 hours a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The position is remote, so you can work from home, but I’d love it if you’re in Fort Worth. Applicant must have a car and be willing to drive to Dallas from time to time. Other tasks will include things like assembling invitations, helping me prep for calligraphy classes, running errands, and assisting me as I move into my office this summer, etc. I love go-getters and positive people! If you’re in college and interested in the industry, this could be perfect for you.