Category: Calligraphy


Join me on April 22 for Blue Eye Brown Eye’s first calligraphy happy hour! Space is limited to 10 people, and it is for my former students only, please. From 6:00 – 7:30 pm we’ll letter, socialize, and unwind. I’ll provide wine and snacks for you to enjoy while you’re there, and you’ll bring your supplies along with you. In addition, I’ll be available to help you with any problems you’ve encountered while practicing, answer questions, etc. There will be no formal curriculum, and you can come and go as you please. I’ll have nibs available for you to purchase in case you need some new ones, too!

For a limited time, enjoy 15% off your ticket spot with code BEBEHAPPYHOUR. Register here.

Hope to see y’all there!

Image by Amanda Marie Portraits

Gold is Good

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Hands down, gold is the most requested ink color these days. She is the “it” girl. It is good to be gold.

I wanted to share with you my favorite gold ink – Dr. Ph. Martin’s Copperplate Gold. It is so fluid, so pretty, and dries lighting fast. It is just pretty wonderful.

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Something to note about metallics – as you use them, the pretty pigment tends to sink to the bottom rather quickly. You’ll want to constantly give your ink a little stir or shake as you work with it to keep the color consistent. If you’re new to calligraphy, I recommend getting yourself a bottle of gold ink. It will reinvigorate your practicing regimen and make you happy!

Images by Amanda Marie Portraits


The 5th Anniversary Edition of The Brides of North Texas launched a couple of weeks ago, and it was exciting to see some of the work I did months ago come alive on page! I took part in three different shoots, one being a bright, tropic-inspired vignette designed by Bows + Arrows. I helped out with the favor boxes, invitation suite, the design of the neon sign, and the laser-cut cake toppers. Gotta love bright colors with black and white accents.



Design and Floral by Bows + Arrows // Photography by Sarah Kate, Photographer // Sweets by Layered Bake Shop // Linens by BBJ // Hair and Makeup by Natalia Issa // Bridal Gown by The Bridal Shop at Neiman Marcus // Videography by Sweet Honey Films // Rentals by AFR Event Furnishings // Venue 129 Leslie

The second shoot was the backdrop for a feature on Bows + Arrows florals. This things was a labor of love!

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Photography by Perez Photography // Venue 129 Leslie // Gown by Bella Bridesmaid // Florals by Bows + Arrows

For the last shoot, I switched gears to a softer vibe in Jen Rios Design’s vignette, inspired by romanticism and handwriting. Here you’ll find my custom backdrop and invitation suite.




Design by Jen Rios Design // Photography by Ben Q Photography // Videography by Sweet Honey Films // Furnishings by Fauxcades // Sweets by Layered Bake Shop // Florals by Lush Couture // China and chairs by Posh Couture Rentals // Venue The Room on Main // Linens by La Tavola // Custom napkins and pillows by Love Dove

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One week after my Los Angeles calligraphy classes, we loaded up the car and drove to Oklahoma City for another round of classes. The lovely ladies at Chirps & Cheers played host in their fantastic shop in Edmond, Oklahoma. I’m heading back that way in two weeks, so if you’re in the area and would like to learn calligraphy, I’d love to see you there!

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Susan and Sami have curated a great collection of gifts, stationery, jewelry, invitations and more in their shop. I know I certainly had to go on a little shopping spree while there. So much good stuff!

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And of course I would be remiss if I did not include a picture of shop dog, Gibson, who is just the cutest thing that ever lived. He brought such cheer to everyone that visited the shop.

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Thank you to everyone who came to the classes. Can’t wait to visit again in a couple of weeks!

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We had the best time in Los Angeles last week. Not only did we have a day and a half to explore and take a little time to ourselves, but I had the totally cool opportunity to teach three calligraphy courses in partnership with designlovefest. I’ve followed Bri’s career and blog for years, so it was certainly a pinch me moment to be standing in her studio, let alone working there!

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For each class, Bri and her team set out a fantastic spread of treats and drinks for the students. Styled perfectly, of course. Also, bubbly and calligraphy is always a good idea.

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The studio was filled with beautiful flowers that fit the set up perfectly. There were pops of pink everywhere!

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These chairs are perfect, no?

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Every nook and cranny of the designlovefest studio is thoughtfully curated with special collections, flowers, candles, and furniture and accessories that have practically jumped off the pages of Pinterest. So so much eye candy.

Speaking of eye candy, just take a look at that wallpaper below. The Unique Space, a coworking and private studio space in downtown LA, is wonderful. The first floor is minimally perfect, and the second floor just gets better! It brought so much inspiration and energy to my classes, I can only imagine what it’s like to work there every day.

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Stay tuned for more classes in LA. The best way to stay in touch is to sign up for the designlovefest email list. They’ll announce all workshops there!