Darwin quote in calligraphy

I loved working on this large-scale Charles Darwin quote, commissioned by a client for her father's birthday.

I used walnut ink, which is quickly becoming a strong favorite. Walnut ink also felt like a great choice for such naturalistic sentiments.

Darwin quote / Bluestocking Calligraphy

Darwin quote / Bluestocking Calligraphy

Calligraphy art quote / Bluestocking Calligraphy

Calligraphy art quote / Bluestocking Calligraphy

© Bluestocking Calligraphy / Abby Farson Pratt

© Bluestocking Calligraphy / Abby Farson Pratt

Calligraphy for a classic British wedding

I'm living in London this summer, so it was a delight to get a tiny taste of a classic British wedding while working on some calligraphy for Caroline and Ben. I worked on their stylish invitation suite earlier, so it was a pleasure to get to see how some table numbers and place cards looked at the reception.

Bluestocking Calligraphy

Bluestocking Calligraphy

Bluestocking Calligraphy

Bluestocking Calligraphy

Bluestocking Calligraphy

Bluestocking Calligraphy

Warmest congratulations, Caroline and Ben!

Calligraphy workshop at Blenheim Vineyards

It was such a delight to host my first calligraphy workshop on 19 March at Blenheim Vineyards, as part of Blenheim's Library Series.

We had a full class of 15 fun (and naturally gifted!) ladies, and enjoyed a cozy afternoon in the vineyard library with a glass of fabulous Blenheim wine.

A special treat was having my former foster puppy, sweet Laszlo, there. Laszlo belongs to the head of events at Blenheim, and I haven't seen him since he was a wee pup. He has turned out to be such a handsome boy! 

I really enjoyed this foray into teaching, and I hope to host more beginner's calligraphy workshops in the future. Many thanks to Blenheim for the opportunity and to all of the lovely students!