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Frani | Authentic by Frani  Modern calligraphy, illustration, & design. Using beautiful things to express real things. weddings, events, & commissions #whenthingsweresmall

"Perhaps the reason you are drawn to flowers is not only for their outer beauty, but because they remind you beautiful things will bloom after the longest seasons of waiting."
|Morgan Harper Nichols|
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When I first saw this quote, I misread "you are drawn" and saw "you draw" instead, and thought, 'Well, maybe that is why I like drawing flowers.' ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
LOL, tell me your favorite flower down below if anything I just wrote made sense. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Don’t you believe
your life is worth more?
Give today the attention it requires.
Take this moment into consideration. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
You are exactly where you need to be. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
(from 14 Jun 2018)

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Photography | @morganfranklincreative
Planning, Design, & Styling | @rsvpeventdesigns
Floral | @gradientandhue
Paper Goods & Model | @authenticfrani
Hair & Makeup | @kj_artistry
Jewelry | @waltonsjewelry
Bridal Salon | @lvdbridal
Gown Designer | @sarahseven
Shoes | @bellabelleshoes
Headpiece | @untamedpetals ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Listen:
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I wanted to sit and process this last week, but I don't really have anything to say.
At least I'm outside and all the bugs keep crawling on me. It's better than being at home.
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I think I'd rather be irritated than numb.
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(from 1 Jun 2018)
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Today, you have grace to be flexible. To listen. You have grace to learn something new & allow growth to happen. To make room & create space.
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Hi there. My name is Frani, and I'm learning to do the things that completely freak me out and terrify me. I've begun a pursuit in the last few months to capture the stories of my family, starting with my 91-year-old great-grandmother whom I've never met. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Well, she passed away in her sleep last week, and I won't be meeting her in the way I thought. Instead of hugging her and hearing her voice, I'll be attending her funeral. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
In the middle of my hurt, I can't help but feel like I carry pieces of her with me— the pieces of my mom, that come from my mom's mom, that come from her. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
And this weekend, I'll be meeting a mass of people who carry pieces of her too.
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On the YouTube today: I’m breaking down how I create this clean, even script as a foundation for learning some basic calligraphy. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
But I also just love it as it is! Monoline scripts have my heart. 💕
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(There’s a link in my bio for you, whenever you’re ready to check out the video!) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

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We have this little dove that comes to sit on our porch sometimes. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
This morning, I was looking out the window thinking about the dove, because it wasn't there today. Next thing I know, it comes flying up with a little branch and perches itself right under the wooden covering. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
And then it sees me watching and starts cooing and cooing in the most gentle way. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I don't need to apply meaning to everything, but it made me feel at peace. I just think about how Jesus tells us not to worry. That the birds don't sow, or reap, or store away their food, but our Father still takes care of them. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
And then He says to us, "Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?"
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A Monday reminder: "As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you. Abide in My love." |John 15:9|
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Or as another translation states it, "Make yourselves at home in My love." It's a kick-off-your-shoes, put-your-feet-up, help-yourself-to-whatever-is-in-the-fridge kind of love that says: You are safe here. You are seen here. Everything that's Mine is yours.
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Back to some basic lettering on my YouTube channel, starting with variations on the print alphabet! Keeping it reaaaalllll simple and even pretty therapeutic, I'd say. 👍🏼
Link in profile!
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BTW, if you've had any questions regarding lettering and calligraphy, now's your time to ask! I'm going in depth to some of my methods and techniques during the next few weeks on my channel and would love to make it as helpful as possible for you.
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