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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...

@maxitflowerdesign @casuallygourmet@_dimples_1975  @goodierentals @lettrefina @crateandbarrel @shoptootsies and @the_mrs_box   

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VIDEO: Mirror Seating Chart Calligraphy - Houston Calligrapher

Someone asked if I could provide more pictures of the mirror seating chart that I created back in June.  Wanna see it?  Here it is!

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Mirror Seating Chart Calligraphy - Houston Calligrapher

What do you do when you receive a mirror that is bigger than you and unframed (hence unable to stand against a wall), but you need to place a calligraphy seating chart on it? Time to work on the floor. Let's make it happen. #calligraphy #calligrapher#handlettering #mirror #seatingchart#mirrorcalligraphy #love #floor #work#writing #write #penmanship #lovemyjob

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Gucci Fragrance Bottle Engraving in Houston

As always, it is a pleasure engraving for clients at events here in Houston.  This weekend, I had the privilege of working with Gucci fragrances.  Gucci Bamboo has become a personal favorite and is clearly a favorite of others as well.  It figuratively flew off of the shelves this Mother's Day weekend.  This bottle was also incredibly easy to engrave.  Even better! Cheers!

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Wedding Calligraphy - Houston Calligrapher

So in a matter of weeks, I have had a number of clients send photography of my work from the last few wedding suites that I calligraphed.  These came out beautifully on this gorgeous handmade paper.  Enjoy!

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Cotton Paperie: Letterpress

Sean Money & Elizabeth Fay Photography

 

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Modern Calligraphy - Houston Calligraphy

As my focus moved this year from weddings to corporate event calligraphy work, it's been a whirlwind to say the least.  However a few weeks ago, a bride that I worked with near the end of last year (and part of this year) was kind enough to send pictures from her wedding of my work.  As most artists that work in events know, it is not frequent that you see the end product of your calligraphy work...in one place...all together.  You may have completed your portion, shipped it/scanned it and moved on to the next 3 projects that were waiting on you that same day just hoping to keep your head above water :).  So this was a bit of a delight.  Take a peek.  Cheers!

Vendor Love:  Photography by Michelle Boyd

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Don't you do calligraphy in the dark? - Houston Calligrapher

I have been very fortunate to maintain a full calendar with jobs.  As anyone will tell you, that is a blessing but every blue moon it is a curse.  When your calendar is booked you usually don't have wiggle room for 'unforeseen circumstances'....such as power outages.  Today, my electricity went out due to the storms that we have been experiencing here in Houston.  At the same time, I was working on a job that needed to be completed today as there are jobs booked directly behind it on the calendar.  That meant that I needed to work in the dark.  Thank goodness for my trusty battery operated laser.

I am happy to say that I did finish today and it also made for a cool picture on my phone.   #MakeItWork. Cheers!

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Engrave a House Wine Bottle You Say?

It would take a realtor to come up with this brilliant idea.  The gift of personalized "House Wine" for a new homeowner is such a great idea.  The bottles themselves are inexpensive and engrave nicely.   

Personalized house warming gift in the form of wine.  Ingenious!

Personalized house warming gift in the form of wine.  Ingenious!

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Slinging Ink® of Bella Grafia Calligraphy is a Houston Based calligraphy firm that was established on the idea that sometimes the vintage way of creating art is the best. Hand written calligraphy is the most elegant form of communication and an event focused on the art of others deserves nothing less.  As a Houston calligrapher & engraver, I believe in doing it beautifully or not at all.

 

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