Hey everyone! Everyone knows branding is an important part of any business. So it was interesting to hear from calligrapher Ciarra Claire about her own recent journey with rebranding! In addition to creating beautiful calligraphed stationery for events and weddings, Ciarra also now has an online paper shop (including giftable art prints!). Oh, and did we mention that she’s one of the fabulous members of our Designer Rolodex? Yep, we love her work THAT much! Let’s take a peek at all the new things that Ciarra is up to! – Jen
Photo Credits: Live View Studios
In addition to rebranding her calligraphy business, originally named Silver Fox Calligraphy, Ciarra Claire also opened an online paper shop with art prints called Plein Air Paperie. She shares, “I am most excited about recently rebranding and standing on my own as an artist, and being able to offer a fine art paperie online to a wider audience beyond wedding stationery.”
Ciarra is now dabbling in wax seals, too. “I also have a collaborative seal with Artisaire!” She adds that they carry beautiful wax sealing spoons worth checking out.
Photo Credit: Corey Weber / Styling by Sincerely Ginger / WaxSeals.com
Photo Credit: Morning Light Photography / Styling by Lacy Geary
What inspires Ciarra? She finds inspiration in classic calligraphy, such as copperplate. “But I love the casual look of hand writing, such as the little notes you find inside old book covers,” says Ciarra. “And I try to blend historical calligraphy technique with organic movement. I love old hand written letters and the calligraphy notes on vintage botanical prints.” Here’s a peek at one of her art prints:
Ciarra chose the name Plein Aire Paperie because the pieces are inspired by historical artwork and vintage prints. And she notes that they are also designed to be displayed “en plain air” free standing or in a floating frame to show the pretty deckled edges. “They come with a tag about the line and a little black card to write a short note to your loved one and a blind embossed envelope,” she shares.