Slinging Ink® Calligraphy & Engraving

Calligrapher for Team USA - 2016 Rio Olympics

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Natural Agate Place Cards in White Ink - Modern Calligraphy

It's interesting how patterns evolve with the orders that I execute for clients.  The other week it was the week of quite a few projects with calligraphy on magnolia leaves.  This week, it's natural agate stones with white ink in modern calligraphy.  I love it!  It requires less thought on my part with minimal changes between projects!  HA!  Cheers!

Peace & Love while Slinging Ink®

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Magnolia Leaf Calligraphy as Place Cards - Houston Calligrapher

If you know me at all, you know that I become bored quite easily with the "garden variety" calligraphy ESPECIALLY that that you see for wedding calligraphy and I am always looking for something different to write on.  Once you've seen calligraphy in black ink on a white/cream place card, you've pretty much seen them all...no offense.  ANYTHING, BUT PAPER, I say.  

ENTER: MAGNOLIA LEAVES.  These magnolia leaves have been preserved to make them as close to uniform as possible and to last for years.  However, please keep in mind that these were created by Mother Nature so there will be some form of variation from leaf to leaf.  Now for my area: CALLIGRAPHY!  I've seen these with gold calligraphy before, but rarely silver or white calligraphy here in Houston.  I ADORE the contrast of white calligraphy ink against darker colors.   Yes I can be a little dark, but let's just keep that between us girls :).  I digress...  

These make for creative place cards and escort cards for a wedding, birthday, corporate event or any excuse to get your crew together.  These are now available in the Etsy Shop!  Cheers!

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Work Featured in Weddings in Houston Magazine Blog - Bella Grafia Calligraphy

People say that you always remember your first, last and best experiences.  This picture represents a first as this was the first calligraphy mirror seating chart that I calligraphed back in 2014 for a wedding.  My work has come a long way since then :).  I am so pleased to see that  Weddings in Houston Magazine liked my work enough to feature this seating chart amongst the many in the blog post from that wedding.  The photo used for the feature was photographed by Ama Photography.  Beautiful photography work!

As always, I am honored & pleased to see that my work was chosen from what can be hundreds of photos that are submitted!    I was even more delighted to see that the mirror had been pinned on Pinterest which led me to the blog feature.  Unfortunately, Weddings in Houston Magazine will not credit the work to me as I do not pay them for advertising.  That is also a first as I have been fortunate to have my work featured in various publications regionally & nationally that respect the work of the artists that they feature.  Alas, I am pleased to see that my work "made the cut" with Weddings in Houston Magazine.  Cheers!

To view the feature click the picture below or HERE.  The picture below is of the calligraphy mirror seating chart shortly before it was delivered to the Omni Hotel for the reception.  

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