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.
If you love shortbread cookies, give Mary Macleod's Shortbread a try. The Toronto company was started back in 1981 by Mary Macleod whose specialty was shortbread.
I've known about Mary Macleod's Shortbread for a few years and recently had the opportunity to style and photograph all their different flavours of their cookies for their marketing and promotional material. For me, it's special to work with local businesses that started small and have grown to reach shortbread lovers around the world.
If you're looking to give delicious gifts, check out their online store or if you're in the neighbourhood, check out their shop at 639 Queen St E.