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Kate Mellis  Calligraphy & lettering, love experimenting with watercolour. Please send all enquiries via email: luminouscalligraphy@gmail.com

On the ‘workbench’ this week. I quite like working from home when it’s tidy like this... when it’s messy not so much 😆

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It’s just so lovely, and a privilege, to help create a completely personalized keepsake that compliments the couple’s individual personalities. A week ago I posted the front of this sweet wedding favour and thought some of you might like to see the rest. Swipe 👉🏻 to see the gift inside. I was amazed at just how beautiful everlasting daisiy seeds actually are!!! We packaged them in the little cello bags then suspended and secured them with paper twine then held them in place with a wax seal. We used the long length of twine to wrap around the card and tied it off.
My business mantra is
Bespoke . Meaningful . Memorable and this little piece ticked all the boxes 💕✔️. Wedding stylists @poppiesforwillow
Printing and handmade paper @peterkinpaper
Wax seal @stamptitude
Wax @kustomhaus
Cello bags @resealable_cello_bags
Paper twine @string_harvest

MIA these last 2 weeks thanks to this beautiful little commission... these everlasting daisies have been hand painted by me, then scanned into photoshop and adjusted before sending to print on @peterkinpaper Indie handmade paper (love them, you’ve done an amazing job with them @peterkinpaper). The result are these dear little favour cards - can’t wait to show you what’s inside!!! Thanks again @poppiesforwillow for another beautiful collab - love love love working with you ladies! 😘

Hello Monday! I hope you’ve had a refreshing Mother’s Day weekend spent loving on others and feeling loved on as well! But I know it can be a really difficult weekend for many as well, and if that’s how you’ve felt this weekend, I pray you can take a deep breath, ponder the people & moments you are grateful for, and know that with a new day comes new moments and opportunities to be appreciated. Go out and enjoy your day! Choose to make most of it! Savor the little things in life. Xx

Some of the pretty textures from last week 😍.
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Styling brief from @poppiesforwillow
Printed menu on @peterkinpaper Handmade Indie Paper
Gold ink: Dr Ph Martin’s 34pc Gold
Nib: Brause Steno (Blue Pumpkin)
Wax seal: @stamptitude
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Grey-wash on wood is possibly my new favourite type of wood sign! I love the grey & white combo a lot so was pretty stoked to have this recent wedding request. My signs are done completely by hand - sanded, painted, handrawn wreath monogram and completely handwritten, they really are a labour of love. .
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These escort cards have been so lovely to work on this week! .
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These have been made using @peterkinpaper handmade Indie in DL size and have been lovingly hand torn into 3 luxurious 7.5 x 10.5cm cards (normal place cards are often around the 4.5 x 9.5cm).
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Ink: Zillers Winter Sky Gray (one of my fav colours😍)
Nib: Blue Steno (great on handmade paper - snags a little less on the fibers). .
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Mid week wishful thinking - how is it not the weekend yet?!? 😂. .
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Lots to get through this week but it’s slowly coming together 😌. One day at a time. Just keep going. Maybe another coffee will help 😂. .
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Kick starting Monday with some beautiful handmade paper. Some lovely escort cards and menus in the mix this week and I don’t mind at all!! 😍
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Hope your week starts well x
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Linger is my new favourite word of late!! It’s something I’m trying to learn to do better. Funnily enough, I’m finding it takes a bit of practice to not feel guilty about taking time to linger. Anyone else out there not very good at stopping? 🙋🏼‍♀️
Usually our Saturday mornings at our house don’t offer much time to sit and relax. Normally my husband is taking one child to sport while I’m heading off in the opposite direction taking another child to sport and the littlest man will pick and choose who he goes with but cricket with the boys is the usual winner there. But the outdoor cricket season is over (wahoo - shh, don’t tell the boys I said that 🤫) and the last few Saturday’s I’ve been able to stop and sit. Man it’s been nice!!! It’s been on my mind lately how rushed life is at times! We don’t have many opportunities in a week when we don’t have something on, or we’re getting ready for something we have on. Planning how that works with kids, the logistics that goes on behind the scene so to speak. But sometimes I feel tired of the juggle, the constantly doing something. Anyone else feel like that sometimes?
I’m actually realizing that I could be stressed on a daily basis but because it’s a constant thing I thought it was ‘normal’ and ‘not a problem’. And I don’t think I’m alone in this, I think there’s a lot of us nowadays that are so used to running through life, we think we’re meant to be rushing, and if we’re not rushing we’re not going anywhere in life. I’m beginning to realize though that it’s affecting how I think and feel more than I was giving it credit. And that it can, and does, affect your health and happiness. I’m learning that there’s much to be gained by stopping a while, taking the time to linger, taking in the little things around us that are easily missed when rushing around, looking after yourself.
I’m aware this has turned into quite a long rant, if you’re still reading you need an applause right now, but I hope that this helps someone know that it’s ok to slow down, to take some time to sit and do nothing in particular, take some deep breaths for a change (those short shallow breaths just don’t cut it), and look after yourself x

I don’t think I’ll ever tire of these colours and textures.
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Idyll paper @taraspencer_
Bleedproof white ink @drphmartins
Stamptitude wax seal @stamptitude
Blue Steno Nib
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We’ve almost made it to the weekend!! Enjoy your Friday 😁
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