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Emilie Friday

wedding scroll

You snooze you loose, right?  I haven’t really been snoozing.  I’ve been renoing.  Our kitchen is a shell of it’s former self, stripped down to studs but slowly coming back.  My lungs haven’t been too happy with the whole process, so the energy level has been about zero.  But… my point is I’ve been obsessing over calligraphy lately, in particular calligraphy return address stamps.  And then Holly went and posted about them!  But I’m going to soldier on and show you the work of an amazing calligrapher Emilie Friday.

address stamp; logo

Gorgeous, right?

But what I want is this calligraphy kit.  I used to do calligraphy as a kid (I was a bit odd, I’ll admit), the really old style gothic kind.  But I’d love to learn the more relaxed, swooshy, whimsical version a lot of calligraphers are doing these days.  Hmmmmmm……

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The wheatfield

I’ve been stressed out lately.  Too much on my plate and nothing seems to be going right.  I always get the early spring blahs around February but this year they’ve dragged on and on (and on).    So, to lift my spirits and maybe yours, a little inspirational art.  And not kittens in trees or velvet Jesuses.  Pretty, colourful stuff, with the occasional uplifting sentiment thrown in.

I came across The Wheatfield a few months ago and it was love at 1st sight.   There’s something about that use of yellows and blues that is so happy, so full of sunshine.

And I just keep seeing that wonderful ampersand blown up huge and used as a backdrop for photos at a wedding.  Bride & groom.  Boyfriend & girlfriend.  Mum & dad.  Throw in lots of daisies, a mountain in the background, big jugs of lemonade and you’ve got yourself a party!

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