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Next to invitations, my next favourite thing to design are menus. I love how you can tie the whole theme of your wedding with one piece of stationery. And it also doesn't help that I love food and love to creep what's on other people's menus
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So stoked to finally be able to share a few pieces from M+L's wedding at @adprestaurant . .
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Busy morning here trying to get some items crossed off the to-do list and then we're having some friends over for our first official summer BBQ now that my husband is done his exam which has had him cooped up at home for the last 4 months. HOO-RAY! ✌🏻what are all of you up to for this weekend? . .
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I had a piece of this hot pressed cardstock and decided to try out some loose florals on it. I've never painted on hot pressed paper and could definitely tell the difference versus working on cold pressed cotton paper. .
The paint didn't blend together as well and I ended up with some drying rings as well. I didn't love the way the finished product looked, however, as @monvoirco likes to say: "create something today even if it sucks" . .
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It is a beautiful Saturday here in Toronto and I am pumped to cross some things off my to-do list! (But first, coffee) My husband is writing the CFA exam today and if any of you or your loved ones are, I am sending them all the brain vibes I can via some flower power (totally logical right??)
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Any of you a soon to be mrs? (Or mr?) As I find myself working with brides and grooms this year, something I never imagined a year ago, I'm reminded of all the excitement (and stress!) leading up to the big day. For those of you who are feeling a little more of the stress vs. the excitement, try to remind yourself to ENJOY THE PROCESS. This is the only time you'll ever get to plan this party that is filled with family and friends and just pure love. And trust me, nobody is going to notice if there is decor missing or if something isn't perfect! . .
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Sharing a little bit of how I like to paint my trees. I'm still exploring a lot of the different techniques and methods but this is what I did here:
1. Lay down a wet wash of a neutralish green (super technical, I know.) I might suggest winsor green for this.
2. Move on to the next tree/bush/go grab a quick glass of water (ie let it dry for 20-30 seconds depending on the amount of water you used and the paper you're using.)
3. While the layer is still damp, add in texture using different variations of green. Go dark, add a little yellow, and go outside your sketch lines.
4. Finito! Don't over complicate it because that's when I find that sometimes weird, non-tree-like things begin to form.
Hope this helps a few of you! . .
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I took a quick 15 minute break from client work to do a little bit of painting and it felt oh-so-good. I didn't love the way it turned out but it still felt good to bring brush to paper. What do you all do for a quick break and to refocus?
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Next to invitations, my next favourite thing to design are menus. I love how you can tie the whole theme of your wedding with one piece of stationery. And it also doesn't help that I love food and love to creep what's on other people's menus
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So stoked to finally be able to share a few pieces from M+L's wedding at @adprestaurant . .
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#moderncalligraphy #thecuriouscalligrapher #thedailytype #typography #weddingcalligraphy #makersoftoronto #thatsdarling #handlettering #handwritten #toronto #findyourpassion #calligrafriends #flashesofdelight #risingtidesociety #weddingcalligrapher #moderncalligraphysummit #handlettered #dippedpen #dippen #pursuepretty #stylemepretty#smpweddings #junebugweddings #watercolor #watercolour #painting #watercolorpainting #menu

I love adding some contrasting colours to my wreaths to make them pop! In this case, I added a little dark and stormy blue and a touch of yellow to accent the green and pink theme of the wreath. What are some of your favourite go-tos? . .
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In a span of 4 days I:
1️⃣ chopped half my thumb off and had to go to the ER to get stitches
2️⃣ woke up one morning with half of my cheek swelled up so I couldn't open one of my eyes
3️⃣ got a mysterious cut from my cpr class
4️⃣ got food poisoning
BUT despite that everything is fine (not sarcastic) 🎉

I think as a calligrapher/stationery designer, there's no greater feeling than seeing your work all dressed up. It's amazing to see the vision of so many wedding stylists/planners come to life
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I loved designing this simple and classic black and white menu for this wedding at @graydonhall_couturecuisine . Planning by @vero_rebeccachanweddings flowers by @carmelawalters . .
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Quick lettering work for a friend. #bobdylan #foreveryoung #lyrics

This is definitely one way to reach your goals 😉

#watercolorlettering #hergreatadventure #windsorandnewton

Happy 20, #Potter. #⚡️

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It's going to be quite a stressful week at work and there's no better way to unwind other than painting. Hope you all have a great week - I'm definitely going to be reaching for bottles of wine after this one. #moderncalligraphy #positivevibes #pursuepretty #stylemepretty #watercolor #floralwatercolor #watercolorflowers #watercolorpainting #calligraphy #weddingstationery #positivevibes #sundayfunday #thecuriouscalligrapher #moderncalligraphysummit #calligrafriends

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