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This Saturday we’re hitting the road and traveling to Raleigh, NC for The Handmade Market! This will be our first time at this show and we’re so excited about it. If you live in the area, come out and get some early holiday shopping done!
I’m not one to start pulling out the Christmas tree right after Halloween, but I find that this is the perfect time to start thinking about holiday cards. That’s why we’re happy to announce that our Holiday Collection is in the shop! So if you feel like being on top of things this year (or at least pretending to be like I do every year), then head over to site to stock up on holiday cards and gift tags!
Two weekends ago I drove up to D.C. and took a pointed pen calligraphy class taught by Michele of Meant To Be Calligraphy. Although I’ve been playing around with calligraphy for over a year, I just wasn’t where I wanted to be with my skill and technique. When I first discovered Michele’s class, I was over the moon! I couldn’t believe she was only in D.C. The hardest part was getting a spot. If you’re interested in taking one of her classes, be sure to sign up when you see it offered because it fills up fast.
Below are some pictures from the day. The studio I went to was in one of the most beautiful neighborhoods. You can also see some of my handiwork from the day. After the class, I’ve noticed a big improvement in my abilities. I fully believe it was all the one-on-one teaching that Michele does. Not only is she a pretty rad gal, she’s an excellent teacher. I had such a blast and hope to keep practicing calligraphy for a very long time!
Last Thursday evening we had our Hand Lettering workshop for the Hampton Roads chapter of AIGA. Grow Interactive was generous enough to host the event and provide us with their space to do the workshop in. We had a blast doing this event and meeting everyone! We’re still pretty new to putting on these sorts of events but we hope that everyone appreciated our feedback and the bits of wisdom we were able to bestow. Derek and I taught ourselves how to hand letter, so it’s been tricky figuring out how to teach our craft. None the less, we enjoyed it so much that we hope to do another workshop next year. Below are some photos from the sketching portion of the evening.
Check out the sketch and final piece above from one of our attendees… so inspiring! If you were at the workshop and want us to feature your work, don’t hesitate to send it our way.
September flew by, and with October comes Halloween. With the season of the pumpkin comes the changing of the leaves, and our Halloween Collection of cards and treat bags. They’re sure to put a smile on the face of anyone devilish at heart. Stock up, and let the countdown begin until that frightful night!
Another month has kicked off and we’re headed back downtown. We’re happy to be part of Norfolk’s last First Friday of the year, so let’s go out with a bang. Come on down between 5:30 – 8:30, and enjoy an evening of music, art, and local pride. You can check out all the details over on Norfolk’s nifty website.
Woo Hoo! It’s been a year since we opened up shop and we couldn’t be happier with the progress we’ve made. Here’s to another exciting year of growth! By the way, here’s a sneak peek of our new logo. We’re planning on releasing a new line of products at the end of the month, so keep an eye out for that.
We’re excited to announce that we’re teaching another hand-lettering workshop, but this time it’s through AIGA Hampton Roads. We couldn’t be more honored to work with such a great organization that caters to designers and creatives. For the workshop, we plan on going over a brief synopsis of the history, terminology, famous faces, and language surrounding lettering. However, this will not be a simple review of Typography 101. The majority of the evening will be spent helping your hand agree with your brain as you letter your favorite quote. Because the one-on-one time is the most important part of the evening, space is limited to 20 spots and AIGA members only. Ah, the perks of being a member. The workshop is Thursday, October 17th at GROW Interactive’s space in Norfolk. You can keep up with the event here.
We look forward to seeing you there!
With Lavender & Lace is a great vintage/artist shop in Norfolk, Virginia. The owner (Kelsie McNair) is always busy making art, music, and beautiful things in general. When the the shop space opened up next door to her store, she jumped at the the opportunity to open a supporting studio for her friends and herself.
She asked us to lend a hand in making the studio a reality in the simplest way, by designing and painting a sign in the front window. When we got done, you immediately knew great things were going to happen.