Stories Behind the Script: The Rising Tide Society

"A rising tide lifts all boats."

The Rising Tide Society is this amazing group of creative entrepreneurs that I had the great fortune of stumbling upon early on in my calligraphy journey. Their motto is community over competition and time and again I've been inspired by their kindness, their generosity and most of all, their talent.

The group itself has several chapters spread throughout cities in the continental US. Lucky for me, Charlottesville has a chapter! One of my goals this year (please help me stick to this!) is to attend one of their monthly meetings. This month, the group changed things up by hosting a Styled Shoot at Trump Winery. Even on a gloomy day like today, this vineyard is still gorgeous.

I had the great fortune of partnering with Brittany from Farmstead Design Studio. Brittany has been so fantastic to work with and I'm so excited to see her creative vision come to life. She used my calligraphy to create an invitation suite that she printed on fabric, yes fabric! with blue stitching along the edges. How amazing is that!?

You can expect another post with beautiful photos and a long list of fantastic vendors in the near future. In the meantime, enjoy this sneak peak of the calligraphy I did for the envelopes for Brittany's invitation suite!

Watercolor Calligraphy on a Navy Envelope for The Rising Tide Society Styled Shoot

Watercolor color calligraphy on white envelope and white calligraphy on a navy envelope round out the collaborative invitation suite with Farmstead Studio Design.