Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Invitations close to done


Well, I've been busy lately. Instead of sketching my creative time has been spent on wedding invitations for our daughter. My calligraphy originals went to the printers for the invitation, RSVP card, Reception card and Map card, and we like the results. Now it's time to address the envelopes. The finished product is shown at the left. I used some watercolor pencil to add a splash of color on the owls. At a bit over 100 invitations, that is 200 owls! That took me a while. The folder is creased (got to buy more gear!) and folded. The map card is creased and folded. Then I used transfer tape to glue the invitation to the backing to the folder. And, because of all the paper being cut (the invitation backing sheet plus misc.), I bought a nice table top rotary paper cutter.

As for addressing the envelopes, my corner of the basement is shown below. It's nothing fancy or expensive, but I like it. I have my hot tea and nice music and my quaint little domain. It's a slow process but it's worth it.



I'll be getting back to sketching after we get these in the mail. We had a quick trip for Spring Break to Seattle where our son just got a job. No time to sketch live, but I took pictures so I could work up the sketches later. That's in the work. Just not enough time.

More later.

7 comments:

whatidoisme said...

Beautiful work John - what a lovely project to work on! Best wishes for the big day.
Sue

nanke's stuff said...

What a wonderful gift to give your daughter! They're so special and will be cherished by all who receive them, I'm sure! nancy

Pam said...

Wedding time is a very busy, lots to do and so nice that you are involved. Love the invitation.

Cathy Holtom said...

A labour of love and beautiful work!

Sandra said...

Nice work. To me, working in the basement with a lightbox is a perfect way to see the lettering.

raena said...

Quality work!

Barbara B said...

What a lovely reason to take a break from sketching. The invitations are beautiful, and what a nice gift for your daughter.