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Agate Wedding Place Cards

As you know, my calligraphy hobby is turning into a full-on obsession. I started off first using brush pens and markers, which are so much fun. But my favorite calligraphers are old-school and use dip pens, so I wanted to try it. I had a rocky start, but with practice, I’ve gotten better at finding the right amount of pressure and ink flow!

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Weirdly enough, I’ve found that writing on agate is so much easier than writing on paper. The nibs are so sharp that they tend to tear and stick on paper. But on these smooth glass surfaces, they just glide.

These are place cards I’m making for Austin’s sister’s wedding, which is in April. She got an assorted set of 200 agate slices. The ladies are getting Ph. Martin Silver ink, the guys are getting copper plate gold.

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Whiskey’s snow day

Whiskey is decidedly a winter dog. We adopted him a year ago, on Dec. 20, and we’ve associated him with Christmas ever since, whether he likes it or not. This morning we woke up to a cozy, bright blanket of snow in Tulsa.

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“What is that stuff?!”

After doing some weather.gov research, we realized Whiskey actually might have seen snow on the ground at least once before in his life, but we didn’t document it on social media, so did it truly really happen?
Enjoy some photos I took with my Nikon D60.


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Whiskey running

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