How to Create Your Own Calligraphy Alphabet

How to Create Your Own Calligraphy Alphabet

As I am gearing up to teach another in-person calligraphy class this weekend, I thought that I would share with you some of my insights.  If you are interested in learning how to create your own calligraphy alphabet, read on: When writing in calligraphy (especially...
Worst Etiquette Advice

Worst Etiquette Advice

There are a few times in your life when you will be inundated with advice from others.  Wedding planning and parenting are two of those times.  As you are in the midst of wedding planning, I thought that I would share some of the worst advice I’ve ever heard...

Your Ultimate Guide to Wicked Wax Seals

One of the fastest ways to dress up an envelope is by adding a wax seal.  Much like calligraphy, wax seals have a long history.  Here is part one in a short wax seal series.  This is your ultimate guide to using a wicked wax stick for your sealing wax. History Dating...
3 Wedding Calligraphy Misconceptions

3 Wedding Calligraphy Misconceptions

It’s crazy that we are now in September.  This year is flying by so quickly.  If you are planning a 2018 wedding, your planning is in full swing.  And you winter 2017 couples are in the home stretch.  Where ever you are in your wedding planning journey, here are...
Envelope Love

Envelope Love

Now that August is rounding out, school is back in session.  I’m excited that the min-office manager has begun her first year in preschool.  It might only be a few hours a day, but it’s great that she has new friends and that I get a little bit of a quiet...
How To Solve The Biggest Problems With Etiquette

How To Solve The Biggest Problems With Etiquette

While I feel as though I am a wedding etiquette aficionado, I realize that I have a lot of studying and experience.  It might not be on the forefront of your mind.  Today, I wanted to talk about How To Solve The Biggest Problems With Wedding Etiquette: Note: For...
Employee Spotlight

Employee Spotlight

As a small business owner, in addition to being a creative, I get to wear many hats.  Today I would like to introduce you to Christine the Social Media Manager. 1.  What is your role in Carousel Atelier? I’m Christine and I am in charge of the social media for...
Coworker Etiquette

Coworker Etiquette

If you or your spouse works a full time job, it means that you spend one-third of your life at work.  So, it can feel natural to have bonds of friendship and camaraderie with those coworkers.  When you are building your wedding guest list, you might even feel inclined...
Learn Calligraphy in 8 Days

Learn Calligraphy in 8 Days

I have some super exciting news!  I hope that you are as excited as I am.  I have just unveiled my Learn Calligraphy in 8 Days course. I have boiled down the essentials for learning calligraphy into 8 building blocks.  Over the course of your 8 day journey, you will...