Last night the ladies of Albertine (the gentlemen declined) headed out for an evening of calligraphy with Liz Roessler of Lettering by Liz. She welcomed us into her charming North End studio where we were able to poke through her work, ooh-ing and aah-ing, catching glimpses of a few familiar projects, before settling in for our work of the evening.
Liz had prepared us each a calligraphy kit and proceeded to work our new nibs and wrists while we learned to use the correct pressure (way more than I'd ever imagined, or done in my own amateur calligraphy work) for the nice broad strokes. It was a great experience for everyone and we can't wait to do it again!
Some of Liz's work - I just adore the mixed styles and the special touch of the vintage "and" and dots around the zip code.
This is one of the menus we did for clients about a month ago. Liz lettered each guest's name atop the menus.
This style is my favorite - I just love the density of the text paired with the whimsical curlicues.
A note to couples looking to hire Liz - contact her WAY in advance. She is generally booked up as much as six months out. Thanks, Liz!!!