Behind the scenes in my little calligraphy studio is different every day. Every commission I'm asked to write is a really thoughtful, unique gift - which means the calligraphy I write comes in all shapes and sizes!

These are a few commissions and orders to show you just how different every calligraphy gift can be. There's some song lyric calligraphy on A3, a set of two shorter pieces of writing on A5 paper, a vintage style family tree, and a round experiment which didn't work but was fun!

calligraphy poem commissions and family tree

I love white ink - I use Dr. Martin's Bleedproof White ink, which calligraphers worldwide swear by. Having a piece of calligraphy written in dramatic white ink on a darker piece of paper really makes for a standout gift. (And it makes me happy to write it for you too!)

The last of these pieces was written in shades of blue - a beautiful calligraphy gift inspired by the sea. The colours worked really well. The space on the side is for an illustration - the final personal touch for a very special personalised birthday gift.

 I'll show you a close up photo of that little calligraphy experiment I mentioned...

circular calligraphy practice by moon and tide

I love what I do - it's never just about writing, but about helping someone find the gift of a lifetime for someone they love. I've written for Mums and Dads, lifelong best friends and families separated by oceans. - Top tip: calligraphy makes a lightweight and very practical gift to ship halfway around the world!

I like to call it 'the art of thoughtful gifting'. Calligraphy commissions are very personal, whether the words are a poem you've written, share a love of - or perhaps a song you danced to when you first met! And giving someone a piece of calligraphy you've had written especially for them is a wonderful way to show how much you care.

This last piece is a favourite of mine, and a popular quote from the Winnie the Pooh movie.

Calligraphy poem commission if ever there is tomorrow

“If ever there is tomorrow when we're not together... there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we're apart... I'll always be with you.” ~ quote from scriptwriter Carter Crocker

Hire me to write a unique and personal gift for you in calligraphy!

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