Slinging Ink® Calligraphy & Engraving

Calligrapher for Team USA - 2016 Rio Olympics

Houston calligrapher and wine bottle engraver

Z. Alexander Brown Wine Bottle Engraving

It was such a pleasure engraving wine bottles for the Z. Alexander Brown winery!  This client requested bottles with a simple "Thank You" engraved for all of the people that he wanted to thank for assisting him during the Hurricane Harvey disaster.   I love that calligraphy & engraving can play a part in this thoughtful gesture.  

Peace & Love while Slinging Ink®

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Noble Vines Wine Bottle Engraving - Houston Engraver

So if you didn't know, I'm a hopeless romantic....GUILTY!!!  I was that person as an adolescent that would fall in love at the drop of a hat.  He smiled at me and like an idiot I had already seen our future 5 years ahead.  Crazy, I know, but it is what it is :). 

With that said, when I am asked by clients at wine bottle engraving events to engrave love messages for couples I just smile and am elated to do it.  A person in love is a person floating on air.  Remember that feeling?  Yes, it's nice.  This bottle engraving was for a couple that just presented themselves as having been together for quite awhile, but still crazy in love.  How can you not melt for that?  I do every time...

It was my immense pleasure to engrave this Noble Vines wine bottle for them.

Soy una mujer que encantar amor.  Sí, es loco, pero es así lo que es.  En escuela, yo era la person que cayó en amor muy rápido....era ridículo...yo sé.  Pero eso es el porque es mi placer grabar mensajes para personas en amor.  Esta botella era para un par que probablemente conocieron por un largo tiempo pero ellos aún tienen amor.  Era mi placer para grabar este mensaje para ellos....con amor.

Favor de aceptar mis sinceras disculpas para errores....estoy aún aprendiendo español.  Muchísimas gracias!

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Hennessy Bottle Engraving - Houston Engraver

So I haven't done a calligraphy or engraving project for Hennessy in about a year or so.  So it was a delight to be presented with this bottle of Paradis at an event.  The client said "have fun with it".  Of course to me, that is just an invitation :).  We decided to do the lettering at an angle and connect the names.  Done!  


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Cocktails & Calligraphy Anyone? - Houston Calligrapher

It's no surprise that I enjoy wine and spirits....or at least it shouldn't be.  I don't typically lean towards a cocktail unless a few things are at play. 

  • The restaurant where I am dining has a wine list that doesn't feature Burgundy wine or Champagne....sorry I have my preferences :)
  • It has been a challenging day...yes it is possible in the calligraphy business.  It is known :)

The inspiration for today was a French 75.  If you have never had one and would like the recipe, check out the photo below :)

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Photography by Three Smudges  

Styling by Little Coterie

Calligraphy by Yours Truly

Along with these amazing artists...

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Avión Tequila Engraving Event - Houston Engraver

So I must admit that I swore off tequila in college about 20 years ago.  I had a disagreement with Jose Cuervo...and he won.  It took a few years before I was brave enough to chat with another tequila.  Then I moved to Texas and it became an inevitability.  

Avión Tequila is a beautifully, smooth tequila...very different from my college days :).  It's no secret that I LOVE working with wine and spirits for calligraphy engraving.  It has TRULY become one of my favorite things to do.  So imagine my elation when I was contacted by Avión Tequila for Christmas 2017 engraving events.  These were so much fun and frankly a breeze for calligraphy.  WHAT?!  You mean that the bottle has flat sides and is clear.  Done!  Placing calligraphy in these was easy and such a pleasure!  Cheers!

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