GLASS ENGRAVING

Last October, I was blessed to take a glass engraving class by a woman I truly admire in California and learned alot! It was amazing to learn how to script on various different kinds of glass and engrave them in calligraphy. I engraved on perfume bottles, wine glasses, wine bottles, etc. I also engraved a beautiful glass plate for my parent’s wedding anniversary.

I am looking forward to engraving at on site special events using my calligraphy and hand lettering skills. There are endless possibilities to let your creative juices flow and make beautiful pieces of art! Below is a picture of a bottle of Versace cologne that I engraved in calligraphy.

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AGATES PLEASE!

There is something so unique and pretty to use these beautiful agate rocks to personalize your special event. They come in all sorts of different sizes and shapes…they will go with just about any theme you may have for a wedding, reception, party, or special occasion. I found that at first, they are not that easy to write on in calligraphy. Using the proper ink and nib with them is key. I am using a Hiro nib and Dr. Ph Martin’s Bleed Proof White.

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SUCCULENT FAVORS-ORGANIC PLACE CARDS/ESCORT CARDS

Go Green! If you are having an environmentally friendly wedding or special event, consider doing these cute little place cards to wow your guests. I love the idea of using kraft paper, that you can purchase at Michaels or Hobby Lobby. You would place them on bamboo picks and stick them down into a succulent plant for your event favor. I personally love succulents…they add such a nice touch to any outdoor patio or kitchen area.

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UNIQUE PLACE CARDS/ESCORT CARDS

Recently, I had the pleasure and amazing opportunity to create place cards for a special event at Saks Fifth Avenue. The theme was all about greenery, so I did some research and came up with these cute, organic and personalized place cards! You can get a lot of inspiration from pinterest, etsy, etc.

It was so enjoyable and fun to let my creative juices flow and the best thing is people were able to take away something special with their name on it to commemorate the event. Who ever thought you could actually write on leaves! You can pretty much write on anything these days, you just need to get the proper tools to create some beautiful calligraphy.

Current wedding, party, and special events are trending toward these unique place or name cards to add a special personalized touch to their event. Happy Creating! :-)

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HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!

Today is marked as a celebration for love! Valentine’s day is one of the most celebrated holiday’s in history. As many people shop for the perfect card, candy or gift for their loved ones, I was curious and wanted to know where did Valentine’s day originate from?

According to History.com the origins of Valentine’s Day started from A Pagan festival in February:

While some believe that Valentine’s Day is celebrated in the middle of February to commemorate the anniversary of Valentine’s death or burial–which probably occurred around A.D. 270–others claim that the Christian church may have decided to place St. Valentine’s feast day in the middle of February in an effort to “Christianize” the pagan celebration of Lupercalia. Celebrated at the ides of February, or February 15, Lupercalia was a fertility festival dedicated to Faunus, the Roman god of agriculture, as well as to the Roman founders Romulus and Remus.

Interesting food for thought…. We should be celebrating love EVERYDAY because Jesus first loved us and God is Love. Take time out of your busy schedule today to show love by adding value and being a blessing to others. (Custom Print below available in shop)

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Source: https://www.history.com/topics/valentines-...

Happy National Handwriting Day!-Jan 23rd

The art of writing in cursive has become a lost art. Cursive is not longer being taught in public schools, and both children and adults struggle with reading and writing words written in cursive. Why is handwriting so important? There are many reasons, but let’s just name a few: According to the campaign for cursive,

  1. Cursive handwriting stimulates the brain in ways that typing cannot.

  2. You don’t need a computer to rely on technology.

  3. It requires self discipline and focus.

  4. It encourages individuality and humanizes a person.

  5. Increases self confidence and improves reading and spelling ability.

  6. You are able to read cursive writing.

  7. Handwritten signatures are legally binding.

I believe that cursive writing is going to make a comeback. Just like overalls, jelly shoes, and leopard prints came back in fashion, cursive is going to return to the classrooms. Step away from the computer and spend a little time today writing someone a special note to brighten their day :-)

Please check out my cursive writing and calligraphy workshops!

XOXOX Michelle

Source: https://www.campaignforcursive.com/why-car...

On Site Calligraphy Events are THE BEST!!

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This past June, I had the privilege of doing on site calligraphy for a Father’s Day event at Nordstrom in Aventura, Florida. I was so excited to be a part of the event. I got there super early and the associates at Nordstrom were super nice. I was writing personalized thank you notes for Cartier. Guests would receive a handwritten note from me, in beautiful calligraphy when they purchased a bottle of Cartier Men or Women’s Fragrance. It was sealed with a gorgeous, red Cartier wax seal.

After handwriting each personal note, the emotion displayed from guests was priceless. The joy on the people’s faces as I wrote each thank you letter was very rewarding and quite special. I think it says something when you take the time out of your busy schedule and go the extra mile to make your gift personalized. I was so glad to be a part of it, and I look forward to the next corporate event!

XOXO Michelle

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