Monday, February 09, 2015

2015 Valentine's Day Cards


Happy Valentines Day from my hands to yours. 
Click the link below to see how many mailboxes you can make happy this year!


Love to all,
~Anne

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Calligraphy Pricing


The gift of a hand-written invitation, message or envelope
carries with it all the positive feelings you have about your event.
My job is to interpret your feelings in a
consistently legible and engaging format.

Take a look at my work here
Calligraphy


HOW WE WORK TOGETHER
Upon approval of an estimate, a deposit is required
to reserve your job on my calendar
and for me to commit to your deadline.

To begin production, I will need:
1. Deposit (non-refundable)

2. Address list (with line breaks) printed or a PDF file in this format.

3. Envelopes with at least 10 to 20% overage
(depending on how large your volume is)
in case of errors.

Remaining fees due
upon job delivery.

$120.00 minimum on all jobs.

Here's an updated Calligraphy Price Sheet:

Anne Elser Calligraphy

CALLIGRAPHY PRICING

INVITATION-$350

RSVP CARD-$150

ADDRESS FLAP-$150

MONOGRAM $300


MENU-$350

ENVELOPE ADDRESSING:
Full Calligraphic Outer Envelope
(4-5 lines of calligraphy (in a style/s you choose) $6 per envelope



Parital Calligraphic Outer Envelope
(1-2 lines of calligraphy, light script or all caps for all other lines) $4.75 per envelope



• Inner Envelope
$2.50 per envelope

PLACE CARDS-$1.75 each

ESCORT CARDS-$2.25 each (2-sided)

TABLE# CARDS-$5.25 each

FULL HANKIE-$275 each



HALF HANKIE-$137.50 each

Updated Feb 2015

penkitten@anneelser.com
404.509.9676

Friday, January 02, 2015

New Anne Elser Calligraphy Classes & Workshops Jan-Feb 2015

Friends! 

This Winter marks an exciting time for us all - learning new skills, forging new friendships, exercising new habits, and treating ourselves to all things good. I teach not only to help facilitate these things in others, but to do the same for myself. 

Historically my classes sell out in the beginning of the year, because everyone seems to be hot to treat themselves to "me time" after catching your breath after the holidays. I am encouraging you to sign up soon and save yourself a seat at my table. I offer classes at Binders and Spruill and am looking forward to meeting all of you!

This quarter I am offering a new class called Cursive Crush, designed for both advanced and beginner calligraphers, all adults and tweens. Below is a short description of the workshop. 

Much love and inky thoughts and Happy New Year!

~Anne


Jan-Feb 2015



————————————


————————————



The speed of digital communication today has gifted us with more time to pursue things we love. But somewhere along the way, we’ve forgotten how good it feels to use a writing instrument to record our thoughts for ourselves and to those we love. Writing, and the time it takes to produce letterforms, is good for the body, mind, and spirit. It is also a gift to the recipient, who holds your elevated thoughts in their hands, literally, and with far more consideration and pause than through a text or email. 

The child of Spencerian calligraphy, Cursive Handwriting is not forgotten, because we have made a table for you to come join us in two fun and joyous days of lettering. Students will learn (or re-learn!) capitals and lower case letterforms, through formal exercises in structure, rhythm and flow - all standards similar to those taught not that long ago. 

Day one is spent on spacing and lower case characters. Day two we’ll dance with capitals and dive right into an envelope addressing/letter writing project. Both days we’ll take an hour break for lunch. This workshop is suitable for calligraphers, tweens, and all adults. 

————————————


————————————


————————————


————————————


————————————



Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Love, Santa


"LOVE, SANTA" Personalized Letter :: $20

Send a good boy or girl a personalized letter from Santa, handwritten, stamped and addressed by a professional calligrapher. Make your child's mailbox or stocking very happy this Christmas with a good note from the North Pole, mailed directly from the "North Pole Southeastern United States Satellite Office" in Decatur, Georgia. :D

For a more personalized letter, please include the following details about your child/grandchild/niece/nephew: 
• Name
• Mailing Address
• Character qualities (patience, bravery, kindness, etc)
• Recent accomplishments (awards, grades, competitions, etc.)
• Presents they are sure to receive
• Words of wisdom you wish to impart
• Pets & family members to acknowledge
You may also have me scribe YOUR own letter, as long as it is within 90 words.
Please allow 48 hours for shipping.
Merry Christmas!
Love,
~Santa
P.S. This works for big kids, too!

Monday, November 24, 2014

New Cursive Crush Workshop!

Hi all,

Coming in 2015, I've got a few new goodies to share with you. Here's the first, my new cursive workshop called Cursive Crush! Very excited! Signup link here!

January 10 - 11th, 2015
Binders Ponce City Market
11-4:30PM
$160
Beginner-intermediate level Ages 11 - Adult
Maximum 15 students

The speed of digital communication today has gifted us with more time to pursue things we love. But somewhere along the way, we’ve forgotten how good it feels to use a writing instrument to record our thoughts for ourselves and to those we love. Writing, and the time it takes to produce letterforms, is good for the body, mind, and spirit. It is also a gift to the recipient, who holds your elevated thoughts in their hands, literally, and with far more consideration and pause than through a text or email. 

The child of Spencerian calligraphy, Cursive Handwriting is not forgotten, because we have made a table for you to come join us in two fun and joyous days of lettering. Students will learn (or re-learn!) capitals and lower case letterforms, through formal exercises in structure, rhythm and flow - all standards similar to those taught not that long ago. 

Day one is spent on spacing and lower case characters. Day two we’ll dance with capitals and dive right into an envelope addressing/letter writing project. Both days we’ll take an hour break for lunch. This workshop is suitable for calligraphers, tweens, and all adults. 

Supply List:

Paper:
  • Bienfang Graphics 360 9''x12'' Marker Pad
or Borden & Riley 9’’x12’’ 100s Smooth Cotton Comp Pad
  • Rhodia Lined No 18 Pad

Pens:
  • Pentel Slicci 025 pen
  • Pentel Hybrid Technica pen
These pens come in a variety of thicknesses. You’ll want to have variety and choose something that writes very fine like the Slicci and have a slightly thicker width pen to see what feels right for you. 
  • Your favorite/preferred pens from home. Can be fine or medium point. Ballpoint, rollerball, gel pens, etc. All are welcome and suitable for this class.

Stationary:
  • Envelopes and stationary paper at least 5-10 envelopes/sheets 
  • Feel free to bring in embellishments like stickers and stamps!

Misc:

  • Mechanical Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Metal ruler
  • Xacto Blades/knife
  • Self-healing cutting mat (or the back of a pad of paper)

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Chalkboard Painting: Cockfield Plantation



Here's a commission I finished up this week. Done for a friends' mother. These pieces get more and more fun each one I do. I want to have Thanksgiving dinner at THIS house! 

First I sketch the piece on graph paper and then move to the chalkboard. I Crete the same graph there, with a soapstone pencil, so I can easily run it away later. 


This particular client loved the chalkboard look, but wanted the board to be permanent, so I used Sharpie Oil Based markers for the final instead of chalk or Chalk Ink markers.


After the chalkboard has been gridded, I sketch out the words. Then trace over the sketch with the markers. Go slowly with the markers to get an opaque and evenly weighted stroke with each line.


These pieces make for wonderful holiday gifts for vacation homes, vacation getaways, memories, or an old family home that's been sold. I'm very close to making one for my parents place in Rabun Gap, Ga. 

I'd also love to make one for a group of friends, non-specific to a particular place, but simply honoring the connections we all have to one another. 



Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Copperplate Calligraphy Weekend Workshop October 25-26, 2014


This coming weekend I'll be teaching a Copperplate Calligraphy workshop from 11-4:30. Come join in the fun of inking up a page with loops, ascenders, descenders, power, and grace!



Copperplate Calligraphy Weekend with Anne Elser 
2 Sessions | Beginner to Intermediate | Price: $160 | Max.10 
ARTZ1463 | Saturday & Sunday, October 25 & 26, 11am - 4:30pm


Description 
This is an introductory look at Copperplate, an elegant and elastic hand frequently used for formal invitations, documents and bridal events. Completely enchanting, the dramatic thick and thins of this delicate hand will make you swoon.

Students will be given handouts and guide sheets, learning the upper and lower case characters. We will also address spacing and layout for addressing envelopes. 

Calligraphy is less about pretty handwriting, but more about DRAWING each and every letter. It's about establishing a pace and rhythmic motion as you write - giving you a consistency of shapes and letters, and spaces in between words and lines. It is highly relaxing and meditative. Like yoga for the hands, it centers, calms, and enchants the person making as well as and the person admiring it.

Instructor Bio:

After earning a BFA in painting from the Cleveland Institute of Art and graduate studies in Graphic Design at The Portfolio Center, Anne Elser began her artistic career as a painter, bookbinder, designer, and calligrapher. With over 20 years teaching experience, her students often report how fulfilling the classroom experience is, prompting both personal and artistic transformations. Anne's classes are also FUN and full of laughter and you will find the sense of community she inspires  enriching and entertaining.

To compliment and serve better Atlanta's calligraphic and book arts communities, Anne recently founded "The Atlanta Penablers" a group that meets the first Friday night of every month.

Artist, calligrapher, teacher, mother, and friend, Anne believes making art creates a channel for truth and is a soulful reflection of the connections shared by all. 

www.AnneElser.com
www.AtlantaPenablers.com

This Workshop takes place in our Buckhead store.

For questions or comments please email Jacob@Bindersart.com 



The Supply list for this class can be found HERE
$160.00

Additional Information

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Contemporary Envelopes

More fun with envelopes. Above is an experiment with Diane Townsend pastels beneath lettering and around it as a soft cloud. The shimmer pen is done with a clear glaze Sakura gel pen. 

Beneath that is a copperplate envelope sans capitals, for students who are ready to letter an address, but not yet confident with their capitals. So, now there aren't any excuses... Jump on those vlopes now, friends!!

Purple Vows





This lovely commission is for two Georgia ladies who traveled all the way to Washington, just to get married. Someday, gay couples won't need to travel so far and I want to be around to see it happen. 


Done in purple gouache ink to match her dress, this italic variation features dragon tongues I've been trying to master for years. 


Kitty Envelope

Let's see how far this kittie's meow will carry from Atlanta to Chicago.

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Wedding Sermon




Finished up a commission today for a bridal couple who wanted their wedding sermon hand lettered. This baby took me  a while. 22x30 on arches HP stock. 695 words done with two ZebraG nibs. It's beautiful!

Time now for a visit to my chiropractor. :)



Sunday, September 21, 2014

Floating Gold on Lucite Escort Cards


This weekend I  started a really interesting commission from a bride whose got a thing for gold and lucite. She's hanging these lucite squares by ribbons as a grouping of floating escort cards. So I whipped out my gold oil based sharpie marker and went to town. 


I think they look lovely stacked in this way, too. Interesting way to study letterforms and grids.


Next I do an  8 x 12 lucite drink menu for the bar. When she came to my studio to pick these up yesterday, she saw my chalkboard piece and said "THAT!! I want  my drink menu to look like that title!" So, it's going to be an exciting week for me. :)

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Family Vacation Home Gift


Here's a 20" x 9" chalkboard commission I finished up this weekend. This will hang above the kitchen sink in a family's beloved beach vacation home. I love these jobs, knowing the words I pen have meaning and add to the specialness and lifetime of memories a family shares and builds together.



This client asked that I use permanent markers on the chalkboard so it lasts forever. Sharpie Oil-Based markers are more fun than I had previously thought. 

I still have not found out what a "Cartzilla" is but will share once I do!

Here's the sketch: 


Monday, June 30, 2014

West Elm Wedding Registry Launch

Some recent photos taken at my latest wedding gig with the wonderful folks and vendors at West Elm.