Category: Calligraphy

Starting tomorrow, I’ll be participating in a three day online workshop centered around learning how to establish a calligraphy business. I am super pumped about this. One of the things I feel most passionate about when I teach is the fact that I believe anyone can not only do calligraphy, but also start a business to make yourself a little extra money. (Or even turn it into a full time gig). A variety of topics will be covered, including honing your style, monetizing your skills, and setting yourself up in business. Don’t hesitate to take the leap! Registration is open.

BEBEsm-9160Sometimes you need to create just for yourself. Do fun stuff. Be inspired. Some pals helped me out last week, and helped create some fun magic at the Blue Eye Brown Eye studio. Just because we wanted to. That Beyoncé vase is my favorite thing in life, by the way.

BEBEsm-9207We photographed a recent suite I just completed for a client, too, seen below.

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I was so inspired by this color palette we were playing with in the vignettes above. The bold black and white juxtaposed with all of those colors…I’m telling you, if I was planning a wedding today, I think it would look a lot like this.

Thanks to my talented pal, Abby Hubley, for the floral design, and Amanda Lackey for the photos.

aprylann_tatefarm_103When I have the opportunity to collaborate with vendors that are not only so talented, but are also my friends, it’s such a special thing to watch their creativity unfold. Back in the fall, I participated in a shoot styled by Cakewalk Bake Shop at the new venue, Summerfield at Tate Farms. It was fun, inspiring, and magical to be on a working Texas farm. All photos are by Apryl Ann Photography, and you can see more on Green Wedding Shoes.

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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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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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All images by Anna Routh Photography

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Happy Friday! I hope you all had a wonderful week. I’m excited to announce the winner of the Jetpens.com giveaway and extend a neat little offer to you!

First off, the winner of the calligraphy kit is @meghan_malnar! Yay! Meghan, if you will email me I’ll get you all set up.

Secondly, Jetpens.com is extending a fun offer for Blue Eye Brown Eye readers. With each purchase of $25 or more, you will receive a free pink Le Pen with purchase! I give a Le Pen to all of my calligraphy students for note taking. They’re my favorite. Jetpens.com has started to carry a lot of great supplies for calligraphy, which I’ve shared with you below. To take advantage of the pink Le Pen offer, you must click through this link. Once you’ve hit $25, a Le Pen will appear in your cart! Enjoy.

Some great supplies you can find at Jetpens.com (remember, you must click the link above to activate your deal):

My favorite nibs | My favorite black ink | Oblique pen holder | Practice pad | My favorite eraser