Hello Friend! This years Open Studio was great fun. Many new faces, everyone’s names hand lettered, multiple rooms full of calligraphy designs, a slide show of custom work that has gone out to clients, cider and churros. Below are a few pictures of the event.
Many thanks to my friends Pauline Kim, Marie Hibbs for taking orders and guest calligrapher/penman David Grimes of www.masgrimes.com A sample of his beautiful lettering is also below. Thanks to Richell Chui for sharing her photos with me. You can find her amazing peg people at https://www.instagram.com/living_mosaic_design/
If you came for a visit, it was great to see you. If not, you may make an appointment to meet concerning your calligraphy project. Mission: to feed the soul by making meaningful words beautiful.
October 15-16 (Saturday & Sunday) is the final weekend of Portland Open Studios. My studio is open 10:00-5:00 both days, and YOU ARE INVITED. Take a look at 2 rooms full of calligraphy for sale as well as DEMO’s, a digital presentation of the last 3 years of my work and a table for trying out the pens. For those interested in learning calligraphy, I have a handout full of my workshops, books and suppliers and a free exemplar that you can take home to work on. (SCROLL DOWN, FOR WEBSITES & ADDRESS). Adults, kids & grandkids welcome…..see below…..I’ll even handletter your names!
If you can’t attend, please go to www.HollyMonroe.com > CONTACT and sign up for my monthly eNewsletter. Indicate if you are a Shopper or a Calligraphy Student or both, as I have 2 eNewsletters.
On my back deck, I have a table with numerous pens for you, your kids or grandkids to give calligraphy a try, plus some cider & treats. Ask me about the handwriting book that I recommend! Kids should learn script or they miss a part of their neurological development. These two polite and enthusiastic little boys were inspired to work on their calligraphy. They loved the turkey feathers used to make quills. Great Weather!