In this second installment of my behind-the-scenes series of Extraordinary Hand Lettering, I wanted to show how few tools Doris needed to create this lettered mirror. There were only 8 items she used in the project and that included her original sketch. With just a handful of the right tools, she's able to turn a simple mirror into a personalized piece of decor that can be gifted.
Whiskey & Cigar Bar Birthday
My good friend and fellow creative, Doris, published a book last year and I had the huge honour of photographing some photos for it. The book is full of her tips, techniques and tools for each lettering project.
Here is a behind-the-scenes look at Doris' process of lettering this board for a whiskey and cigar bar-themed birthday. If you want to find out how to create your own whiskey board, you can get a signed copy of Extraordinary Hand Lettering.
We sat over lunch at our go-to cafe, catching up on the busyness of summer and wedding season. Doris shared her experience and gave words of encouragement. Because she knew the feeling. She's been there.
I had the privilege of meeting Doris, the artist behind Love Lettering, when I photographed her sister's wedding a few years ago. She created all the beautiful hand-lettered pieces like the seating chart and signage.
Last year, when I was planning my own wedding, Doris designed beautiful menu cards and a math-themed, chalkboard seating chart for us. I still have that seating chart in all its glory.
What makes Doris' work stand out to me is that she's able to letter for different occasions and on all types of surfaces. I've seen her work in person and I'm always amazed at what she comes up with.
As we finished lunch, she reminded to go for it and to work hard at what I love to do because it would be worth it.