Do you have a poem, quote or
saying that you have always wanted written out in a Calligraphy?Isaiah

Do you have some words of wisdom and inspiration to pass on to your friends and family. We can all use a bit of inspiration in our lives.

I am available to interpret the text of your favorite pieces and render a work of art that will be treasured throughout the years.

Send me the text via email or mail along with any ideas of artwork, style, etc. Or, you can,  trust your piece to my expertise. Be sure to include your name, address, telephone number and email address.

Let me know if there is a deadline that you need the piece by, and I will let you know if it is possible to meet that timeline. There may be an  extra charge for rush work.

Several rough sketches will be created for your perusal. When you make a choice, you can then select the colors, the matting and framing that you desire. Changes can be made on the rough sketches. Elements of the design and letter styles are usually interchangeable on the rough sketches.

dot Rough Sketch Letter:

When you receive the rough sketches, you will also receive the following letter which outlines the various choices you can make regarding paper, matting, colors, etc. I enclose it here so that you may get some idea of your choices.

Enclosed are the rough sketches of the piece your were interested in having done in Calligraphy.

The letter styles and layout designs are interchangeable. If you like the letter style on one piece, but prefer another layout, they can be switched .

The paper can be white, cream, light gray, brown, deep red, green, deep blue, dark gray, black or camel. Hand made paper is also available in various colors. Some of these hand made papers have more texture and may have strands or veins of other colors in them.

Another choice would be backgrounds that are done in watercolor - either soft tones of colors, pages made to look like antique paper, or actual flowers, birds, etc.

Papers that have been colored with an Acrylic Paste Technique can be created. These range from soft pastels to more vibrant and intense colors. This technique can also be used on canvas.

The lettering is usually done with gouache which is an opaque watercolor. Any artwork is generally done with watercolor. By using the gouache for the lettering, it will stand out against the backgrounds.

All of these techniques allow for a very wide range of colors. Some combinations to give you an idea are: wine and mauve, wine and forest green, shades of blue, teal and copper, rainbow effects, earth tones, and shades of green from forest to sage.

The price quoted on each rough, includes double matting. A third or fourth mat can be added for a small fee. Intricate mat cuts and French Mat Lines can also be added.

Framing is also available. Metal frames come in a wide range of colors and textures. Wood frames are also available, though I may have to order special sizes.

The cost for shipping will depend on the size of the piece and whether it is merely matted, or framed.
Please feel free to call or email me if you have any questions, and/or to let me know what your choices are.

If these sketches are not quite what you are thinking of, feel free to tell me, so that we can try to find exactly what will work for you. These sketches will at least help us to see some of the possibilities in order to develop new ones.

Thank you for your interest in my work. I look forward to working with you.