There’s no arguing that the handwritten touch is the epitome of romance. Love letters, Valentines, vows and invitations; calligraphy is the way to go to capture the air of amour. Enter Paula Lee Calligraphy. Based in Toronto, Canada, Paula offers calligraphy and design services for weddings, events and businesses. From light and airy vellum to gauzy fabrics and handmade papers, her work floats across the surface drawing your gaze with its flirtatious curves. –Julie
To see more of Paula’s beautiful work, visit her website, Facebook, or Instagram for updates and snapshots from the life of a calligrapher.
Photo credits: 1, 3 right Dallas Curow; 2, 5 Michelle Mez Photography; 3 left, 4, 6 right Julia Park Photoraphy; 6 left Paula Lee
Today I’m thrilled to introduce a brand new column on Oh So Beautiful Paper: The World of Illustration! I’m completely fascinated by and enamored with illustration – and there are so many amazingly talented illustrators that I’ve been hoping to feature in a more meaningful way here on Oh So Beautiful Paper. And we’re finally making it happen! I’ve enlisted Julie (who already authors our fantastic calligraphy column) to profile the work of a different talented illustrator each month. Here’s a little sneak peek of what you can expect to see in the coming months! – Nole
The world of paper leaves many possibilities for art and beauty. We see so many shining examples here on Oh So Beautiful Paper with the stationery and paper goods we showcase. This is why I’m so pleased to be sharing a new column with our readers that puts the spotlight on the amazing world of illustration! We’re going to dip our toe in today as I share a few inspirations of late; hopefully this will get you all as excited as I am for this new feature. – Julie
Left: Tammie Bennett; Right: Emilie Ely
Left: Jen Collins; Right: Zanna Goldhawk
After another day lost in the world of OSBP’s Pinterest, I found myself going for one pin to another and landed upon the striking work of Kelsey Malie Calligraphy. Kelsey Carpenter of Portland, Oregon offers custom designed suites for couples as well as amazing logo work. Playful and dramatic, her calligraphy tugs at the heartstrings of romantics everywhere. Take a look at her beautiful pieces and you’ll see just how it held my gaze. – Julie
To see more of Kelsey’s work, visit her Etsy shop, Instagram feed and Facebook page for continuous inspiration.
Photography credits: 1 Katlyn Marie PhotoArt; 2 Lahna Marie; 3 left, 5 Michelle Boyd Photography; 3 right Shauna Veasey; 4 Andie Reavely; 6 left Sweet Blooms Photography, 6 right O’Malley Photographers
I came across the work of Katie Roden of Linen and Leaf while searching for inspiration on Instagram. The lovely tones, textures, and utter beauty of her feed kept me scrolling for more. Katie’s gorgeous work isn’t merely reserved for weddings, as she provides calligraphy for a variety of projects, including branding. Has your interest been piqued? Stop by her portfolio for more! – Julie
Follow along with Katie and her most recent projects over on her Instagram feed. And if any of you lucky readers are in the Alabama area, you can also register for a modern calligraphy workshop with Katie in the new year!
Photo credits: 1 Joel and Amber Photography; 2 Katie Rogen; 3 left, 4, 5, 6 right Sleepy Fox Photography; 3 right, 6 left Paul Simon
A calendar is essential in many workspaces – and the way you work can dictate the type of calendar you need. Nole has a great round up of calendars each year that I consult before making my own purchase. But there are other calendar options that don’t rely on the year. Today’s round up is all about the perpetual calendar; your tried and true friend that stays with you year after year. – Julie
2. Kaufmann Merchantile
3. More Trees
4. Paul Koh
5. Sebastian Bergne