Happy Weekend!

Happy Friday everyone! It’s raining cats and dogs outside right now (and will for most of the weekend), so I guess we’re in for a cozy weekend at home! For any aspiring calligraphers out there, this is the perfect time to sign up for the Calligraphy Portfolio Challenge with the Modern Calligraphy Summit! It’s a four week email challenge that helps you build your portfolio and attract your first clients! Topics include sourcing supplies, time to write, photographing your work, and sharing your work. And if you haven’t yet signed up for the Summit, you can also do that here! It would be like Calligraphy Summer Camp!

Don't Let Hate Steal Your Pride by Manayunk Calligraphy

Image by Manayunk Calligraphy, because anyone who wants to serve their country, who is willing to risk their life in defense of their fellow citizens, should be allowed to serve regardless of their sexual orientation, gender at birth, race, etc. Full stop.

A few links for your weekend!

The unfolding nightmare in Somalia. I spent eight years working on Somalia when I was at the State Department, so this is an area of the world is near and dear to my heart. The humanitarian situation is absolutely heartbreaking.

Turns out I’m part of a micro generation between Gen X and Millennials. I’ve never really identified as either generation, so this makes SO much sense!

Loving this sputnik-inspired chandelier (it also comes in a gold finish!)

This is interesting: Pantone Diplomacy

How to watch the upcoming solar eclipse safely

I’m on the hunt for a couple cute new pairs of shoes. So far I’m loving these hologram ballet flats, these ruffled sandals and these cute wraparound gingham flats (which are on sale, and an extra 25% off with code FRIDAY!)

Oooh, these chunky sandals are also really cute (and 30% off right now!)


This week on Oh So Beautiful Paper:

I’ve been having so much fun taking classes on Skillshare – and you can get two free months of premium membership!

The most beautiful booth designs and all the lady power vibes at this year’s National Stationery Show

Behind the Stationery with Ramona & Ruth

So many ideas for incorporating acrylic details into your wedding!

You’re going to want to make this Rosé and Blood Orange Sgroppino