Lately I’ve been seizing any possible opportunity to practice my lettering. Here’s what has come out of that:
This little piece came from participating in Lauren Hom’s weekly #HOMwork challenge, which you can sign up for here.
The next two letterings were also part of #HOMwork. I lettered them with my Wacom tablet instead of on paper which was a challenge for me, but something I’d like to get better at.
(This is usually not true, just FYI).
(This is always true for me.)
Another opportunity that I’ve been blessed with is getting to design wedding invitations for my friend. I lettered the names of the bride and groom using watercolors.
I also got to address the envelopes (SO FUN!).
I’ll be posting pictures of the full invitation and other pieces from the wedding soon!
And finally, I use lettering to express gratitude for things that I love.
Thanks for reading!
The seasons of life sometimes seem to pass so slowly when you’re in them. But when you turn around and see how far you’ve already come, you realize just how fast time flies. I can’t believe my little boy is 15 months old. He’s been with us for over a year, yet I remember bringing him home from the hospital like it was yesterday. I’ve heard parents say that my whole life and now that I’m in the season of parenting, I understand.
Along with being in the parenting season of life, I’ve been blessed the past couple of months to find myself in a season of painting. However short this season may be, I am grateful for it because painting is one of my greatest passions. I truly believe that it is good for my soul. I have found time to do personal painting work as well as freelance painting work. I love the process of painting. From the anticipation of prep work to the fulfillment of cleaning up, each step is special.
Here are some examples of the painting I’ve been able to do. I did a personal piece that is a combination of acrylics and watercolors, a flowery watercolor piece that is being used for a ministry event, and a fun logo for which I combined paint and ink to get the look I wanted.
In addition to freelancing from home, I’m now running an Etsy shop! I’m specializing in embroidery hoops with my unique designs. Embroidery is a new art form for me, but it has been really fun to learn the different types of stitches (by watching YouTube tutorials, haha). I hope you’ll check out my shop: etsy.com/shop/ReneeWilcoxDesigns.
This is indeed the coolest project I’ve ever worked on—the holiday campaign for Miller Brooks. More to come!
A couple of weeks ago I was a part of the 13th annual Miller Brooks Cook for the Cure® Benefiting Susan G. Komen® Central Indiana. Through these events, Miller Brooks has raised over $125,000 to aid in the fight against breast cancer. This year, the Miller Brooks staff formed 4 teams and faced-off in an epic sandwich smack down. Each team cooked up 2 different types of sandwiches, a side, and a drink. Then guests voted for their favorite.
As part of the event, each team created a unique identity. I designed the identity and signage for my team, “Damsels of Delish.” Having all female members, we went with a dainty, elegant look. Our sandwiches were small ones that belong in a tea party (we had tea too). I chose to use simple line work to design a logo with a swirly motif similar to the pattern that you might find in a lace tablecloth, while also incorporating our commodities: tea and sandwiches.
My husband and I recently bought our first house and I’ve been filling my spare time with house projects. My favorite project so far is my chalk board wall. I painted a wall in the center of the house with chalk board paint from Lowes. I did two coats of paint and it worked well. To completely erase chalk I have to use a wet rag, but the paint has been holding up really well.
The other day I was searching for a desktop wallpaper with the September calendar on it. I couldn’t find one that I really liked so I made my own. Then I thought, maybe other people are searching for something like this. So I’m sharing it with YOU!
I designed these invitations for my friend’s wedding! I utilized the hand-lettering that I’ve been practicing.