My husband had been carrying around love letters that his grandparents wrote to one another, moving them from apartment to apartment for about 6 years before deciding that he wanted to go through them all, read them and share them. He scanned them in, transcribed all the words after deciphering their handwriting, and created [...]
Speaking of mini garlands (from my post yesterday), I made this one for our engagement photos. I drew the letters making sure there were loops to put a string through and painstakingly cut it out of cardboard. Then I cut out a bunch of shapes from origami paper and modge podged them on. [...]
Lettering Quest – Part two of Peru signs and lettering. I have a lot to post! There is beautiful hand drawn lettering all over Peru.
This Silencio is from Santa Catalina convent in Arequipa, Peru. This is the arch the nuns walk under to begin their vow of silence. I love the simple lettering [...]
I’m on a lettering quest – to get better at lettering for use in my own work, to appreciate the craft more when I see it (it’s harder than it looks to get a perfect letter), and to be inspired to keep creating.
I was in Peru last month and some of the [...]
After some glitches in the server world, we’re back online. And I’m letting it go……….
A good one for a Friday, this is my new print. Not sure if I like the blue or green better. I wanted to (definitely) give one to my mom and she doesn’t like blue, so [...]
Here’s the Happily Ever After final card! The colors surprised me.. I started with red and gold but it was starting to look a little too much like a neon Las Vegas sign. I like the dark purple/blue and gold.. it still seems fairytale-like to me.
I also tried to turn it into [...]
I like thinking about Happily Ever After. What do you need in your life to live happily? What are steps you can take to get closer to that?
Hola from Costa Rica! After 3 crazy weeks in Peru, we’re finally settled into an apt for 2 months. Peru is amazing, beautiful [...]
first found Jessica Hische’s work through an article about the Daily Dropcap – a blog she started that illustrated drop cap letters that people can download and use on their own blogs. See this pretty letter I?? Genius idea that catapulted her freelance business and got [...]
This is a Round 2 for a book cover design I did for my hand lettering class. If you haven’t read this book, it’s really amazing – warning: It’s a tear-jerker. A saga of generations of sisters and lots of drama, mystery, love and an amazing plot.
Anyways, what do you think of [...]
Here’s the poster of the sketch I did of this Adele quote. We had to make it 13×19 for class, but I might resize to 8.5×11 so I can make prints. I love this quote – and I’d love it on my wall to remind me to put my all [...]
I love this quote by Adele. I’m taking a hand lettering class with Bonnie Clas and our first assignment is to create a 13×19 poster of a lyric.
This was more difficult than I thought it was going to be. I’m used to writing tops 3-4 words.. [...]
Happy Anniversary to my amazing husband of one year and counting!
July 2, 2011
This is a hand-lettering design I made for him – since he’s in Utah right now and I can’t see him, I spent Sunday making this. I think I do my best work [...]
Mother’s day is almost here! Check out our new Mother’s day cards. Order before Friday to definitely get them by Mother’s day (May 13th!)
For full messages, see descriptions in our Cynla etsy shop. All three cards are available to give to all the moms you know.
New cards available in our Cynla Etsy shop! A land of ice cream where all your cares melt away, Happy Birthday in blues for all of your happy birthday blues, and some Japanese lanterns in red and blue for brightening someone’s day. The puns I know.. I think [...]
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