Announcing Brush & Bloom: Wild & Free Floral Crowns and Soulful Calligraphy

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Back in December, I sat down with the ever-lovely Amy from GATHER Westcoast for coffee and we decided to embark on a collaborative class teaching floral design and calligraphy in a day-long workshop. We had our first Brush & Bloom workshop in February and are thrilled to announce our latest workshop Wild & Free on Saturday, April 16 where we’ll teach floral crowns and soulful calligraphy.

Brush & Bloom: Wild and Free. you belong among the wildflowers

  • Saturday, April 16 from 11am – 6pm
  • New Tomorrow, 1417 10th Ave. Seattle, WA
  • $199, early bird pricing $169 until Sunday, March 27

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We’ll end class with professional photos of each student wearing their crown and holding their framed print.  We hope you’ll join us and let your inner gypsy delight in these tactile arts.

Champagne and snacks will be provided, as will all floral crown and brush calligraphy materials.

For more details, visit our Brush & Bloom page. If you register by Sunday, March 27, you can get the special early bird rate of $169. Hope you can join us!

Photos by Moss Floor | Floral Crowns by GATHER Westcoast | Makeup by Taylour Chanel | Wardrobe by Cable Car Couture | Calligraphy by Cable Car Calligraphy | Models Angie Hansen + Neal Haley

Corporate Calligraphy: Brush Calligraphy Class at Moz

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On Friday I had the pleasure of teaching a Brush Calligraphy class at Moz, an SEO and marketing tech company based in downtown Seattle. The class was a gathering of Moz’s lovely employees as well as one lucky pup (Dogs are integral to the company culture at Moz!).

Friday’s “overhead at calligraphy class” quote came from Mallari talking about the connections on the letter O: “It’s like a toupee, you never see where it stops or starts.”

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Friday’s calligraphy take home goodie was an homage to spring.

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Photo by Jennie Moore

If you want to learn calligraphy, we can bring the class to you! It’s a perfect way to build morale at work and can be a great option for a company retreat. We require a minimum of 5 attendees and the person arranging the workshop attends the class on the house. Special pricing for classes of 12+. Check out our Private Calligraphy Class page for more details.

New Ted Baker Store at Bellevue Square

Recently the new Ted Baker store opened its doors at Bellevue Square. Known for its luxury clothing, including menswear and women’s wear, this is the only Ted Baker on the west coast north of San Francisco. While his line has been carried at Nordstrom, now you too can dress “Ted to toe”!

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I was at the opening and was delighted by the store merchandising and “high tea” theme of the store, which apparently is an homage to Seattle’s love of coffee. On the night of the event they had lovely juice and gin drinks served in beautiful china dishes.

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It’s located down the aisle from the Kate Spade store at Bellevue Square. Check it out!

As Seen on The Perfect Palette: Pantone Color of the Year: Rose Quartz & Serenity

Here’s a sneak peek at the Pantone Color of the Year photo shoot I was part of that was published on The Perfect Palette. Inspired by love in movement, with overtures of ballet and brimming over with romance, these photos are absolutely breathtaking!

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I did some whimsical wedding envelope calligraphy for this shoot that reflected the ethereal nature of the shoot.

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Isn’t this gem breathtaking?

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March Brush Calligraphy Calendar 2016

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you know what this means. spring is just around the corner.

Last week I stole away to the mountains for some hiking and it was almost too warm for leggings. The cherry blossoms have started to bloom. And someone came to calligraphy class the other day wearing sandals! It’s happening, it’s really happening! Oh, spring, we can’t wait to see more of you. In the meantime?

Download your free March 2016 Brush Calligraphy Calendar printable below. Print out your copy and since you’re creative, share and show us how you’re using it in your space! Tag us @cablecarcalligraphy on Instagram or post a photo to our Facebook page.

Love Yourself Valentine’s Digital Download

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Let’s hear it for the mothers, and the lovers, and the best friends, and each blessed soul that loves you. How grand it is to be known and loved by another human being. But there’s no one else on the planet that knows how to love you the way you do.

So today, on this day of love and romance, turn some of that love inwards and love yourself.

Indulge.

Curl up with a kitten and a cup of coffee.

Read that sumptuous novel that feels like a homecoming.

Wear the lacy underthing and the lipstick that makes your skin look like porcelain.

Today is for you to love yourself. 

Click below for our “love yourself” digital download for a lovely visual reminder.

Brush & Bloom: Floral Design + Calligraphy Workshop

Brush & Bloom: Calligraphy & Floral Design Workshop

Take two of the most romantic arts and combine them in a single workshop and you’ll have Brush & Bloom, a floral design & calligraphy workshop. The brainchild of floral designer Amy Ly of GATHER Westcoast and myself, come to class and build a verdant floral centerpiece, and create an original Valentine for your love, yourself, or your bestie.

  • Saturday, February 13, 2016
  • 10am to 3pm
  • New Tomorrow, 1417 10th Ave. Seattle
  • $249
  • Register today!

Brush & Bloom: A Floral Design & Calligraphy Workshop

You can make your Valentine as sensual as you want. No judgment here!

Brush & Bloom: A Floral Design & Calligraphy Workshop

We’ll have a variety of blooms available for you to choose from so you can create a bouquet that reflects your own personal tastes.

Brush & Bloom: A Floral Design & Calligraphy Workshop

Think about what phrase you might want to letter in class and I’ll help you hone your design.

Brush & Bloom: A Floral Design & Calligraphy Workshop

Hope to see you in class!

  • Photography: Tessa Budny
  • Floral Design: Amy Ly of GATHER Westcoast
  • Calligraphy: Sarah Ward of Cable Car Calligraphy

February Brush Calligraphy Calendar 2016

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You should be proud of yourself, you made it through January. It was touch and go there for a minute. I managed to make it through January on an elimination diet.

Download your free February 2016 Brush Calligraphy Calendar printable below. Print out your copy and show us how you’re using it in your space! Tag us @cablecarcalligraphy on Instagram or post a photo to our Facebook page.

***Update! Now the February calendar has all 29 days. Thanks for the catch, Bridgette!

New Years Resolution: Organize My Jewelry

Have you set any new years resolutions for yourself that have to do with organization? Many of my clients struggle with organizing their jewelry and scarves, so today we’re going to feature a few things that can help with keeping your jewelry organized and visible.

Organize your rings
Photo: Wooddesignforyou

Photo: Wooddesignforyou

These modern wooden cones give you an artistic place to store your rings at the end of the day.

Photo: Pixie Rain Company

Photo: Pixie Rain Company

Your rings will feel right at home in this ring dish by the Pixie Rain Company.

Photo: Taylor Marie Boutique

Photo: Taylor Marie Boutique

Taylor Marie Boutique’s wooden ring dish has an earthy flavor.

Organize your necklaces and earrings
Photo: Curiographer

Photo: Curiographer

If you have an earthy style, this driftwood jewelry organizer from the Curiographer might be just what you need!

Photo: The Shabby Store

Photo: The Shabby Store

For a bit of bohemian flavor, hang your necklaces from this faux antler rack from The Shabby Store on Etsy.

Photo: Slate Silver

Photo: Slate Silver

This minimalist jewelry holder from Slate Silver can be fully customized and hung on your closet door.

Photo: Wooddesignforyou

Photo: Wooddesignforyou

If your aesthetic is more modern and clean, this streamlined jewelry holder by WoodDesignForYou may be perfect.

How do you keep your jewelry organized?