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Marble Tile Table Numbers - Custom Ink

Oh how I love creating calligraphy pieces for events.  I have a client out of New York that needed to have marble tiles for table numbers and of course I was happy to oblige.  I have created quite a few of these in rose gold, gold and champagne ink.  However, this client wanted a custom color.  In person, this red is a deep burgundy.  I will admit that I am NO photographer so the lighting in my photograph doesn't do it justice.  Alas, they are gorgeous in person with modern calligraphy.  Shipping out from Houston later today!  Love, Peace and Ink!

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White Marble Tile Place Cards - Houston Calligraphy

Yes, another order of table numbers with calligraphy on Marble tile is going out the door.  These white marble tiles as place cards and escort cards are such a treat for me to create with calligraphy as they are memorable, durable and let's not forget ever so chic.  Love, love, love these!  Cheers!

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Monogram Work - Houston Calligrapher

In all honesty, monogram work with calligraphy isn't something that I gave much thought to until about 2015.  It's not something that many calligraphy clients here in Houston requested of me before then.  I believe with the easy accessibility of computer printing and design it's something that became less requested.  However, we are currently living in a calligraphy renaissance if you will as calligraphy, especially in larger cities like my adopted home of Houston, has become en vogue... again.  Thank the universe because that is how I make my living :).  

With that said, clients are wanting more of a personal touch that is individual to them and (thankfully) they want that personal touch to have been created by the hands of a human.  It makes a difference.  Granted, some will say that you can't tell a difference between lettering that is created via computer vs calligraphy from a person.  Of course, calligraphers and those of discerning taste will beg to differ.   There are certain design expressions that computers just can't provide as of the date of this blog post.  I have never seen my style of lettering anywhere else.  Obviously similarities are there but nothing just like it.  Penmanship is individual....like a signature.

Below are a few monograms that I created for clients this year for a wedding, a logo and personal stationery.  I personally have a preference for the ornamental penmanship style of lettering as these monograms yield the appearance of the American Golden Age of Penmanship (1800's-1950).  Of course, I can use other calligraphy styles.  Just let me know.

I believe that calligraphy is the most elegant form of written communication.  Either do it beautifully or not at all.  ¡Qué tenga buen día!  ¡Paz y amor a todo!

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Style Me Pretty Feature: California Wedding Calligraphy

I couldn't be more pleased to have my work featured with Style Me Pretty for a California wedding that I provided calligraphy for!  Remember that massive "Howdy Ya'll" sign?  Here it is!  You can access it with this link: http://www.stylemepretty.com/2017/06/23/texan-couples-destination-wedding/

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Black on White Calligraphy

These were for a client here in Houston that is preparing for an event in Los Angeles.  I will admit that black ink is not what I naturally gravitate to for a white background.  I have an affinity for metallics, red, gray...really anything except for black.  However, every time that a client requests it and I place on these marble tiles, I am forced to remember that black is classic for a reason.  It's simply beautiful.  Love how these turned out.  Cheers!

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White Marble Tile Calligraphy - Houston Calligrapher

I had a client request these marble tiles with black ink which honestly surprised me as I ADORE working with colored inks like gold, champagne and rose gold.  But for this event, they were going for the monochromatic look.  I must say that black calligraphy ink on a white or creme background truly does evoke a classic feel.  Cheers!

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Dry Baby Dry......White Marble Tile Calligraphy - Houston Calligrapher

Another project featuring calligraphy on the white marble tiles drying before shipping out.  I absolutely adore working with marble tiles.  Cheers!

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Subway White Marble Tile Calligraphy - Houston Calligrapher

Yes, I am having a moment with white marble tile right now.  I bore easily and needed something new to write on :).  This time it's what they call subway tiles.  I love the elegant simplicity of the white marble and making it rectangular yields a chic aspect as well.  Isn't it just great that calligraphy & hand lettering can take so many forms?  Cheers!

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Marble Tile Calligraphy - New York Calligrapher

Who doesn't love Italian white marble with gold calligraphy? I have no idea.  I just adore hand lettering on marble tiles right now.  These were for an event in New York and this client chose my ornate Bella Grafia hand-calligraphed script.  I also created a few with silver ink which honestly on initial thought, I questioned the idea based on visibility.  I LOVE it when my clients prove me wrong and it turns out beautifully.  The 2nd pic is the result of silver ink on the white marble tile.  The subtle combination of silver ink on white screams for all lesser colors to bow down.  ADORE!!!

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Arabesque Marble Tile Hand Lettering - Houston Calligraphy

I just adore placing calligraphy on white marble tile.  Years ago, I started with ceramic tiles and those were great and I will still do that when asked.  However, the beauty of hand lettering on these white marble tiles is unparalleled in my opinion.  I'm happy that my clients agree.  

About a week ago, I woke up and thought "let's do this with a more elegant shape".  Hence, I came across these tiles that evoke a baroque/arabesque design.  Love, love love these!  Cheers!

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White Marble Tile Calligraphy because WHY NOT?! - Houston Hand Lettering

Something new for the cool kids....You know that I get bored easily and needed something new to write on.  AND I have had easily 4 or 5 clients in the last month ask about something white for place card calligraphy that is exactly the same size from tile to tile (not a variation like the agate stones).  So they aren't "completely" white as there is slight gray marbling in there, but MY GOODNESS these tiles look gorgeous and calligraph well too.  I came across these white marble tiles a few weeks ago & I had them shipped straight from Italy.  We're getting fancy over here :)  

The size shown is 4" x 4" (hexagon shape) and I will also offer them in 3" x 3".  The 4" ones are PERFECT for escort card calligraphy and hand lettering as they easily allow for me to write first & last names (long ones too :)) and a table number.  I can write table numbers on the 3" ones too if you like.  These are in the Etsy shop today.  Links to each writing style via clicking the pictures below. Cheers!

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