LETTERING LATELY.

 

Some of my favorite recent lettering projects - I have enjoying partnering with Jennifer Diaz to create some of these phrases for her rebrand and website and also writing a few that inspire me as well. Wishing everyone a wonderful week! Do something that inspires you! XO!

 
©2016 Amy May Paper I Try Something New
©2016 Amy May Paper I Friendship
©2016 Amy May Paper I Olympics
©2016 Amy May Paper with Jennifer Diaz

ONCE WED.

 

I was lucky enough to be included in a shoot that was recently featured on Once Wed. I have been a long time admirer of all things Once Wed so to have a small part in this feature was a dream come true. 

Celeste Green styled and designed this shoot and I was so thankful to work with her in bringing this sweet story to life. My part in this particular shoot was to create a custom wedding invitation based on a true love story told by the family of this couple. The invitation suite was simply this love story being told. It included letters from each of the grandfathers to the grandmothers from both sides of the family, a letter form the groom to his bride, and of course the details of the day. 

It was such a joy to create and I found myself getting lost in the story behind it all. Celeste does such a unique job at creating something unique to each couple she works with - resulting in a day that is so specific to their love. It is refreshing to see and it certainly showed in these amazing photos taken by another true talent Michelle Boyd. 

 
©2016 Michelle Boyd with Amy May Paper featured on Once Wed
©2016 Michelle Boyd with Amy May Paper featured on Once Wed
©2016 Michelle Boyd with Amy May Paper featured on Once Wed
©2016 Michelle Boyd with Amy May Paper for Once Wed
©2016 Michelle Boyd with Amy May Paper featured on Once Wed
©2016 Michelle Boyd with Amy May Paper featured on Once Wed
©2016 Michelle Boyd with Amy May Paper featured on Once Wed
©2016 Michelle Boyd with Amy May Paper featured on Once Wed
©2016 Michelle Boyd with Amy May Paper featured on Once Wed
©2016 Michelle Boyd with Amy May Paper featured on Once Wed
©2016 Michelle Boyd with Amy May Paper featured on Once Wed
©2016 Michelle Boyd with Amy May Paper featured on Once Wed
©2016 Michelle Boyd with Amy May Paper featured on Once Wed
©2016 Michelle Boyd with Amy May Paper featured on Once Wed
©2016 Michelle Boyd with Amy May Paper featured on Once Wed
 
 

It was a gift to be a part of this truly special shoot and also a gift to work with such a talented team of people. To be in the company of such kind, genuine, and talented women is always something that I am thankful for. I hope you find some inspirations in this story and I wish you all a really wonderful week. 

- X O -

 

Design & Planning: Celeste Greene Designs | Photography: Michelle Boyd Photography | Calligraphy: Amy May Paper | Hair & Makeup: Amanada Gros | Floral Design: Addison Searles of 12th Table | Bridal Gown: The Dress Theory, Nashville | Handmade Paper: Silk and Willow | Letterpress:SHP Designs | Dress: Briana, by Sarah Janks | Location: The War Memorial, Nashville, TN | Full Feature I Once Wed

 

 

2016.

 
©2016 Amy May Paper Goals
 

I know I am not alone in feeling that the New Year brings on a sense of inspiration, drive, and motivation. I find myself staring at a blank page while my mind goes wild thinking of all the possibilities of the year ahead. And with the excitement of the year ahead comes reflecting on the past year. Acknowledging the areas that I was happy with, the places I succeeded + the ones that need work; the places I need to grow both personally + professionally. 

2015 for me professionally was such a learning experience. I learned a great deal about the way I want to run this business + the craft that allows me to do this for a living. I realize how grateful I truly am for each client I get to create for. I learned so much about the ways I can be better - but the thing I am deciding to take away from last year is a pat on the back; a high five for doing it....for getting through it. I have talked openly here before about the struggles I experienced before starting this business and those that continue to show their face long after I made that jump. I have often talked about being content with the things you have done + acknowledging them. Instead of beating myself up for the areas that didn't amount to what I had hoped last year, the places that I struggled.... I am going to be proud of what I did and the work I created.

My dear friend + resource for all things fitness + wellness Jennifer Diaz has been encouraging me throughout this past year to be present. To see the good in what I am doing, to continually be in a state of growth - to be better. I could not be more thankful for the ways she encourages me. { If you all are looking for overall inspiration on a well + balanced life you must take a peek at her blog + her instagram. I am inspired daily! } One of the things she has continued to remind me is that taking a leap of faith is never easy. Any good leap has its fair share of risk + reward. Starting this business was such a leap. And the leaps never end... be it a new project, a new style of calligraphy... there is always something to place that fear into what you are doing BUT it is the fear keeps us going. It keeps us motivated. It keeps this business the business I always dreamed it to be: challenging,  authentic, and consistently fulfilling.

So for the year ahead, 2016, I am making a goal to create authentic work; to continually remind myself how lucky I am to call this work ; and to consistently produce quality work that is in line with my brand + unique to my clients. There are certainly many other goals on the list for this year but narrowing down a vision for the year ahead is a good way to keep myself on track. 

What are some of your goals for this year? What are the things you want to work on, be it in business or in your personal life? Wishing everyone lots of love, growth, and success this year!

- X O -