Saturday, April 24, 2010

"Positivity: One Word"

From the new line of Dock This Way and Ash Tree;
"Positivity: One Word"

We wanted to create an item that promoted positive thinking and concepts.
Using the Papyrus font, which is this rustic font that is totally awesome-looking, we place "one word" on the front of a 100% organic t-shirt. The shirts are super comfy and lightweight, and are super casual - perfect for that yoga-lover or gym-goer. I used chocolate brown thread on pale blue t-shirt. Blue not your color? We also have ice blue thread on chocolate brown!

Buy yours today - available in all sizes.

Other words available:

Simple, positive message; and it's green, too! (Well, not literally.) Yay!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Promotion: Have all of your Invitations and place cards for your wedding done FOR FREE!

Sound good? Think of how amazing it would be to not only pay NOTHING for your invites to be flourished with exceptional hand-done calligraphy, but have one more thing checked off your insane stress-to-do wedding list for your big day. Um, pretty awesome!

If you or someone you know is struggling with their wedding plans, (maids of honor or best friends encouraged to apply!) copy and paste this simple Complimentary Calligraphy Form below and email it to me.

Already have your invites sent out? Two runner-ups will get their PLACE CARDS done for free!

Name of Bride (If different from applicant):

When is your wedding?

Do you have your invitation envelopes already?

When do you want to send them out?

Number of invitations needed to be completed:

Would you like/need calligraphy for your place cards?

If you could have any three items on my website, which ones would you pick?


Winners will be selected on July 1st, 2010! Get yours in today! (Deadline is June 30th! Or first 100 entries!) And if you are one of the first 100, get a free consultation and quote on calligraphy for your wedding. What have you got to lose?

*If winner is not local to Boston, they are responsible just for shipping costs.
**Job request must be given 2-3 weeks after receipt of envelopes to complete the work.
***Tipping appreciated! :)

Monday, April 19, 2010

2010 Tide Shirt

"The Tide Waits for No Man..."

Get ready for the boating season with this excellent t-shirt! This screen printed Boston tide shirt provides the boaters all the valuable information they need about the tides...with a twist.

The tide shirt has the tide charts for Boston Harbor (which also works for surrounding towns) UPSIDE DOWN - that is, so it can be read from the wearer's point of view!!! See example of this with model, below.

Which also happens to be my dad in all of his awesome ridiculousness :)

This is a great gift idea for the boater in your life, male or female, and can be an excellent, and humorous, Father's Day gift!! Get yours today, to kick off YOUR boating season.

Available in all sizes, and several colors; including blue, yellow, nautical red, blue, white, lime green, olive, light blue, and purple. We're always looking to expand our line into *new waters* if you can commit to 20 or more shirts for a new region, shoot me an email and we can make it happen :D

Rune Necklaces

"Success" Rune Necklace - Jera, $15
Looking for a look that is a bit different? These rune necklaces evolved from my horoscope necklaces, where I was really excited about the simplicity in the symbolism.

For example, pictured above is the rune, Jera. Jera can be either J or Y: and largely symbolizes a year, or a good harvest. The results of earlier efforts are realized. A time of peace and happiness, fruitful season. It can break through stagnancy. Hopes and expectations of peace and prosperity. The promise of success earned. Life cycle, cyclical pattern of the universe. Everything changes, in its own time. (Whoa, deep.)

"Hope" Rune Necklace - Dagaz, $15
Purchase this edgy rune necklace to carry with you the qualities it embodies.

Charm was handmade out of iridescent pearl polymer clay, rune was painted in black ink, and sprayed with a gloss finish. Rune charm strung from a black rolled leather cord measures approx. 17", and secured with a lobster clasp.

Below are all the runes and their meanings: all of which are available! Check back frequently for more pendant colors and designs.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Ash Tree Calligraphy Now on Wedding Wire!

I've expanded from advertising soley on craigslist (which you can't knock, because I've gotten TONS of business from it!!) to opening my own shop on

If you're a bride and don't already know about Wedding Wire, you need to check it out. It's a great resource for finding local vendors at a price point that's good for you. What's better, is that each shop can post reviews, so you can read up on past work of vendors - I've got three up so far, and am looking forward to adding some more :)

Since the last time I plugged my calligraphy services, I've updated my etsy listing. You can see that I did job that was navy envelopes that needed white ink - and they came out beautiful! I'm so proud of how they turned out :) I also have a couple more neat projects in the work for brides, including artist-palette place cards, and Christmas tree ornaments that will double as place cards as well. How cool and fun is this?! Awesome!

So if you are looking for affordable calligraphy or know someone who is, I cannot stress enough that you contact me BEFORE JUNE 1st, as I plan on raising my prices to accommodate my graduation from the Museum School of Fine Arts and subsequent Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree. But don't worry! The price increase will not be too dramatic, I promise...and a lot more reasonable than the alternatives :)

I currently have two clients booked, meetings with three more, and am continuing to book throughout May and for this summer. It's so satisfying to be running my own business. Now's your chance to relieve the stress of addressing your own envelopes, and make sure that you get them done and sent out 6-8 weeks before your wedding date!

Make sure to check out my new Wedding Wire Shop!

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