Friday, September 21, 2012

Add Beauty to Life with Calligraphy, the Art of Beautiful Writing

A lovely client recently posted one of the place cards I did for her in her wonderful blogpost about one of the dinner parties she likes to give. I recommend you read her blog (here) if you are a foodie or gardener. She adds an artful touch to her life through her food and her garden - and, thankfully, my calligraphy!

Here is her artful presentation of one of 'my' placecards at her party.

And this the caption beneath the image on her blog: Lovely place cards by Jan Hurst. Because I look for an excuse to have her gorgeous calligraphy in my life.

I love it! Thanks, Jennifer!

Here is a photo of the cards I did for this dinner party.

Another way to add art to life through calligraphy is by sending beautiful mail, such as this gorgeously flourished white on black envelope I received from my talented calligrapher friend, Jane Farr. I LOVED getting this gorgeous study in black and white in my mailbox this week. Unexpected pretty mail is the best! (Thanks, Jane!) It is adding a touch of beauty while on display on my studio. (And I am looking for some of those weathervane stamps, which are so perfect with the white on black envelope!) See more of Jane's work by clicking the link to A Place to Flourish on the right under 'my favorite blogs'.

I've been lettering lots of place cards. I'll share more after the events are past, but in the meantime, check out my wedding blog to see others.

Have a beautiful life!


  1. Classic and elegant place cards, Jan. I am glad you liked your envelope!

    1. Thanks!
      It's gorgeous, Jane. Thank you!!!