2014 was a roller coaster of a year for Eliza Gwendalyn, the company and myself. I won’t get into details but let’s just say the highs were some of the highest points in my life to date and the lows felt like I hit serious rock bottom, but they were all experiences I wouldn’t trade in for the world and if it weren’t for them I wouldn’t be here writing my first blog post for you all today, about to announce some of the biggest news of my career…
2015 has definitely started out with a major bang for me. I was chosen as one of the top 10 designers to watch for 2015 in one of our industry’s leading publications, Stationery Trends Magazine. I can’t say how honored I am to be published along side such talented artists in my industry, some who I have followed and adored for years (long before my company was even a thought.) So thank you Sarah, Brian and all the lovely people at Stationery Trends for jumping off my 2015 with positive vibes!
I will try and keep my posts short and sweet considering grammar was never my strong suit, but this first post is important. I would like to point out this blog will be a way for me to share all the big news that is going on at Eliza Gwendalyn. I will show you projects I have worked on in the past, and a behind the scene sneak-peek of projects I am currently working on. I will also post monthly tips for those of you who are intrigued by the art of calligraphy. Tips I have learned from other calligraphers I’ve met on my calligraphy journey, along with some that I have picked up on my own. Please keep in mind I am not a master penman (or woman), just a girl with a passion for how ink meets paper and all things design. I am very fortunate enough to be able to call calligraphy a career, and I plan to share all the knowledge I know with you to get you to that point as well, but by no means do I know everything nor is my way the highway.
At the end of the day calligraphy is an art form, something that can be taught practiced and perfected but always evolving. With that being said, some may see my writing as perfectly beautiful and others may see it as a perfectly imperfect mess that needs fixing, but at the end of the day, beauty is in the eye of the beholder and I am a true believer that one should let art be “art for art’s sake.” Do you and I will do me, but I can’t thank you all enough for supporting me doing me!
I hope this blog becomes informative for most and entertaining to all. Cheers to the New Year, new beginnings and a new roller-coaster to ride. 2015.
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