Calligraphy: DeAnda Family Name


Last night I lettered this little name plate. The client wanted something similar to what I did for the Hardisons last year.

Unfortunately for me, I was two strokes shy of completing the artwork when a brush of mine rolled over the artwork and left smudges in its wake. ARGGHHH!! So I had to start over.

The bright side of having to start over that late in the project, I tend to make improvements on the old layout and I tend to do it a lot quicker. Has that ever happened to you? When you had to start completely over on a project?

I’m really happy with how this turned out. And I keep meaning to make one for our little Esplin family, but I have yet to hang up any artwork in our place, let alone make artwork for it.

We’re working on buying a house, so we may be moving again. It’s so exciting, but it completely destroyed my motivation to make our house “cute”.

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    1. mandie says:

      Melissa! That is LOVELY! Oh goodness, this would have made a great gift for Gabe for our anniversary last week! So so pretty.

    2. kari says:

      How much do you charge for something like that?

    3. marissa says:

      buying a house is big and hopefully it will mean permanence. :) good luck! i can’t wait to see how you fix up that house!

    4. What beautiful work you do!

    5. Melissa says:

      Thank you so much, Ladies!!

      I charge $90 (including shipping) for something like this.

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