I’ve been learning a new skill, and I find it rather exciting. Oh how I love youtube and those wonderful generous tutorial video contributors. When I was a kid I learned a little about pen calligraphy, with the flat nib, held at an angle, but it was so strict I never completely dedicated myself to it. Brush calligraphy appeals to me much more keenly. I still need loads of practice, but here is one of my first (presentable) attempts. It’s a card for a friend who graduated this year. 🙂
My little brother got married this past weekend to a beautiful, sweet, Christian gal! I’m so proud! I cannot even tell you how happy I was when they asked me to be creatively involved with making the invitations. It was so much fun, and I really like how it turned out.
I designed a logo and had stamps made to use on the front of the invitation.
This is also why the map is a rather prominent element (hand illustrated map in watercolor with digital elements). Keeping it subtle and casually elegant was important to us, so we avoided any over the top travel theme-y stuff.
Caleb and Angelica came up with the clever wording and had the rad idea of placing a magnet with their photo in each invitation. The “Party Pants” reference on the magnet was something I pulled out of the wording they came up with for the invitation.
One last thing I want to share was a little gift my mom and I put together. We initially got the idea from a baby shower we went to recently where the guests all wrote letters to the little guy for each of his upcoming birthdays. We basically stole that idea. We bought 35 blank greeting cards and then numbered them 1 – 35. Then had all the guests at the bridal shower, the brides maids, the grooms men, the parents of the bride and the groom, and the pastor at the ceremony (also a good friend of the groom) write letters to the happy couple for them to open on each upcoming anniversary. I painted their logo on the top of the box and did a little embellishment inside. Personally, I think this is the most seriously amazing idea ever!
This is an image I made for Hunter Barnes of Imagine the Word. He is starting up an awesome ministry. The world’s first Rickshaw Theatre! He will be working with a young group of actors spreading the Word of God through theatre! You can learn more about this awesome ministry at: imaginetheword.com or imaginetheword.blogspot.com