Calligraphy

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This last month has been such a surprising blessing. Luke and I both spent a lot of time in previous months talking and praying over my talents and where I need to use them, how it can benefit our family, how to spend my time and which to focus on the most. As far as a hobby that earns us money, I have decided to focus all my efforts on calligraphy. Everything that will fall under this will be making signs of different sorts and maybe if I gain enough skill, addressing envelopes for weddings, miscellaneous invites, etc. The plan was to get enough practice and work behind me to eventually open an etsy shop.These were all things we discussed. Once the decision was made, I started nonchalantly posting things on Instagram and Facebook. Different quotes I had scribbled with pen and a few things I brush lettered on wood and canvas. Within days I had over a dozen people texting and emailing me asking how they could go about getting pieces made. It has continued every single day. I am so happily overwhelmed. This is such an incredible answer to prayer. And what a confirmation that I’m going in the right direction!

Thank you to everyone who is placing orders and thinking about doing so. You can email me at kellyann_jones@ymail.com to discuss your ideas! :)

Here are a few peeks of things I’ve been playing around with. Most of these are just impromptu pictures taken with my phone. I’ll post better ones soon!

 

These first two, and a few others were written with a pointed pen and dipped ink. Actually writing with it is easier than I expected although I have SO MUCH PRACTICE to put forth in order to be where I’d like with this skill. It’s fun in the meantime. :)

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For signs, I always practice out my sketches and almost never like what I first come up with. These are a few pictures of rough drafts.

 

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Here’s a few fun little signs I made on scrap wood.

 

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A canvas piece.

 

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A letter to a friend.

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The beginning of the biggest piece I’ve ever done! I’m pretty proud of how it turned out. I’ll post that another day. :)

 

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Christmas cards!

 

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And these are a few calligraphy pieces I just did a few days ago for some friends at church. Just written out on scrap cardboard.

 

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So, that’s where I’m at today. I can’t wait to see where I’m at a month from now!

 

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cheers, ka

Beach Picnic

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This afternoon Luke and and I took Jameson for his very first beach picnic. We went to our favorite spot on our favorite beach. It was super foggy and kinda eerie but that made for all the more privacy on this cool day. It was lovely! We made pretty yummy sandwiches with ciabatta, prosciutto, spinach, pesto, mozzarella, provolone and basil. We had some more of our favorite snacks including veggie straws, grapes, cheese and fresh chocolate chip banana muffins. I also added some glass bottled cokes because that’s a favorite of Luke’s. But I figured we couldn’t have treats and Jameson not get any! So we got him some yummy new baby food and let him try some baby cheese puffs for his first finger food! He’s still got a few tries before he’ll have it down but it was fun watching him try!

We were being stalked by a gang of seagulls. Found no sharks teeth. Which was a bummer because I always find at least one on Vilano! But we did find two starfish!

All in all, we had a snuggly good time!

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Rollin’, Scootin’, Teethin’

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I seriously cannot believe that I have a 6 month old baby. He’s officially not a newborn anymore. In any way. And all of a sudden in this last week he is really looking and acting like a big baby. He’s rolling everywhere. Every time I turn around he’s in a different place in a different position. If he’s on his belly he immediately puts himself onto his hands and knees to rock and scoot. He got his first tooth and is loving digging it into my skin. He constantly makes noises and I know talking won’t be far behind crawling, which I “fear” is not far away. Man, we gotta get to baby proofing asap. Along with cleaning the carpets.

 

Here’s a few pictures from our walk to Fort Mose right by our house the other day.

 

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And here’s some early morning jammie pictures I took a few hours ago. Is he cute or what?

 

[side note :: early morning light is THE BEST]

 

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cheers, ka

Caron and Jeremy are Married!

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Last month Caron and Jeremy were wed in a beautiful, love filled, music filled, family filled, happy filled ceremony in Palm Coast, FL. Their reception was held under vast oak trees on the water at Princess Place Reserve. Everything was perfect. Everything.

As always, I can’t limit myself to sharing a reasonable amount. Enjoy :)

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