Tuesday, April 12, 2011

wedding gifts and custom order

I've been needing to make a couple more of my personalized I Corinthians 13 calligraphies for wedding gifts. Receiving an order for a third I Corinthians 13 piece from my shop gave me the motivation to get right on it and finish all three last week.

This one is for a dear friend who is getting married in June. I wanted to work ahead on this gift because I really won't have much spare time when the wedding comes around since Little Man is the ring bearer, and I'll be doing wedding photography. I love how the distressed frame and damask-like patterned paper came together with a look that I'm certain will suit them to a T. (Just wait until I show you some of their wedding photos, and you'll see what I mean!) Plus I know that they have taken I Corinthians 13 to heart and made it their theme passage as a couple, so I know they'll be blessed by the message.

While each of the three pieces that I made has subtle variations and takes on a "feel" of its own, it would be rather tedious to post many photos of all of them. That said, the names are all completely unique, so I thought I would post photos of each of them.

Their names fit so nicely together...

This was for my special order. My customer requested that I add their three children's names as well since (in her words) "they are just as much a part of our love as we are." Isn't that sweet? I also had to smile in delight when I realized that their daughters' names are Melody and Cadence, two musical names. I find myself praying that God will use my art to bless and encourage their family even though I don't know them.

This final one is for Benjamin's cousin and his new wife. Their wedding invitation came addressed in copperplate which made my heart beat a little faster and my whole day brighter. It was so lovely; I will certainly be saving that envelope! Anyway, it made me wonder if she is also a calligrapher. Whether or not she is, I hope they enjoy the beauty I'm sending their way like I enjoyed the beauty they sent to me.


Linking up to Jennifer's studio sneak peek even though I wrote this one Tuesday instead of Friday. Maybe one of these weeks I'll actually be more on the ball and time it correctly. ; )

7 comments:

Heart n Soul said...

so creative...love calligraphy :)

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

They are beautiful! I just love how they all came together... with the pretty paper and the distressed frame! What wonderful gifts they are going to make. So happy you joined us for 'studio sneak peek' this week! :)

Cindy said...

I have calligraphy pens...sigh...these are beautiful and the damask paper adds such an elegant touch!

Blessings!

sonyamacdesigns said...

I love your blog header and what you are doing with calligraphy & the WORD

junelle said...

I am such a lover of words and creating art with words? Oh, heaven help me! You are so gifted with your art~ what a sweet way to share the goodness of God with others. I am in awe of this beautiful gift!

Lindsay(PACountryCrafts) said...

WOW! I absolutely LOVE your calligraphy! The curly letters are so pretty and you are so talented, too!

Silver wedding gifts said...

You have really good creative mind....i like it.....so beautiful.....