aster bloom

My second font is now available!  I designed this font with a little bit of structure and little bit of whimsy – the base is a traditional serif font, but it is has a handwritten style with a contemporary twist.  Its name is inspired by the fall flower, the aster. Download Aster Bloom for free here […]

rustic invitations

I recently had the opportunity to create these rustic wedding invitations for a friend.  I used free handdrawn wreaths from Best Day Ever, a simple ribbon from Sugar Studios, and two free fonts: Antrokas and Mossy.  I love the look of the dramatic calligraphy contrasted by the clean handwritten font. See my own wedding invitations here, and contact me […]

falling for you

I will always cherish October as the month that I first started falling in love with my husband. The crispness of the air, the cawking of the crows, and the anticipation of the coming holidays all remind me of the days when we first got to know each other. Our friendship began in high school through studying together […]

on your marks

I lace up my spikes with unsteady hands and make my way to the starting line.  Girls with uniforms of all different styles and hues repeat their rituals—jogging in place, jumping up and down, stretching their calves—as calls ring out from the announcer and echo across the stadium.  At last, the time comes: “Girls, find your starting places.”  I shuffle […]

brass knobs

When Tanner and I got married, we didn’t spend much money on decorating our apartment.  Most of our furniture was either given to us or ours before we got married, and we haven’t done much with it since.  I recently stumbled across this dresser makeover and was inspired to add a new touch to my own […]

out of doors

“A taste for the beautiful is most cultivated out of doors.”  //Henry David Thoreau, Walden When I was younger, my definition of art was very limited.  I only appreciated artistic expression that I could relate to or that I was attracted to.  As I’ve grown older, I’ve come to value many forms of art, whether modern or […]

forever grateful

For the encouragement to keep coloring even when I colored out of the lines, For the time spent reading “The Very Hungry Caterpillar”, For the willingness to look silly by joining in with my ballet class, For the prayers spoken over me and with me every day, For the sacrifices made to give me a […]