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It was another busy month for me here at Merrie and Bright Calligraphy! February’s roundup really showcases many of the different types of projects I work on – from invitation suites to hand lettered signage and laser cuts to running calligraphy workshops – there’s even some cocktails thrown into the mix!

This month I was honoured to be asked to create the invitations and day of stationery for the World Child Cancer 2017 Gala Dinner.

I chose a typography based design which was gold foiled. I had planned to do this on my own foiling machine, which I got in January, but unfortunately things did not go to plan. After days of fiddling and panicking, I rang up my buddy Suzanne at The Whistle Press who came to the rescue and invited me over to her studio for the day. It was so nice to have some company and after much mentoring from Suzanne, many biscuits, and 9 hours of printing, they were finished in all of their shiny, gold foiled glory!

During February, the wonderful wedding photographer Amanda Karen headed to the National Wedding Show where she put together the most stunning stand. I was delighted to create the copper ‘Wedding Lounge’ laser cuts for Amanda, which adorned the incredible flower wall by Emma Soulsby Flowers.

February also saw the finishing off of a wedding invitation suite for a local Bicester couple getting married in April. They opted for a peachy pink watercolour wash with gold hand calligraphy for the names and titles on the other cards.

Mid month, I ran a workshop with a twist and paired calligraphy with cocktails! Held at Mettricks in Southampton, attendees got to experience my modern calligraphy class for beginners whilst sipping delicious cocktails. I’m planning more Calligraphy and Cocktails Workshops later this year, so watch this space!

To end the month, I also had a lovely morning running a private tutoring session at one of my favourite haunts in Oxford, George Street Social. If you can’t make one of my workshops or would prefer to learn calligraphy skills in a one-on-one class, do get in touch to discuss private calligraphy tutoring.

Thank you to the lovely Milly from Blink Lettering for the photo.

February finished up in fabulous style, with a feature in Bridal Musings. My hand lettered, hot chocolate bar board was originally seen on the site back in December as part of a beautiful cosy, winter shoot inspired by the Hygge trend. This time Bridal Musings included the sign as part of of a feature for a Beauty and the Beast inspired wedding – totally up this girl’s alley! I love that, with the release of the Disney remake, fairy tale wedding inspiration is having a bit of a moment.

Join me at the end of March for another update, here’s hoping Spring will have well and truly sprung by then!