Rachel Miller

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Pennsylvania-based calligrapher, nationwide service. Available for weddings, events, collaborations & commissions. Now booking for 2018 events!

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This quote by Anne Lamott has been patiently waiting for me to write it. (Close-ups to come later!) I’m painfully rusty with my sweet calligraphy and this season of life is so erratic. But GRACE meets me in this, and whispers to me that it’s okay. .
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I need to support my husband, care for my daughter, tend to myself, encourage others, and love deeply.  If that means that I don’t take an afternoon to do drills but instead ride bikes with my kiddo... if that means that I don’t wake up early but instead snuggle my precious people... if that means that I don’t stay up late to practice but instead head to bed early to get much-needed rest... it’s okay! Grace meets me in those moments and hushes my do-it-all heart with reminders of what is most important. .
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So please bear with my shaky hairlines, inconsistent swells, and lopsided flourishes. It’s just another season. 💜
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Ink: Ziller Wisteria
Paper: @owlpostcalligraphy .
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Hard to believe that this is in full natural sunlight... this is the true color! I had a thank you note tucked into this envelope and quickly grabbed some already-mixed gouache to add a little extra love. .
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I realize I never shared the close-ups of my smaller chalkboards made for @thecrackedpotcoffeeshop ! These little guys hang above the counter and will display their lunch menu later this summer!
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They’ve been open for almost a week now, so head on over if you’re local and support a great ministry! ☕️
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Who else likes the live action Cinderella? With that stunning and talented young actress who played Lady Rose MacClare in Downton Abbey... Lily James, I believe? Well anyway, I quite like the movie! I think it was exceptionally well done and well-cast. (Did I just happen to mention the awesomeness that is Helena Bonham Carter? WHAT an actress! ❤️)
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“Have courage and be kind” is ALWAYS stellar advice.
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This wreath was for sale at my recent event. 100% hand-painted and written, naturally. If you’d like to see more or want to order one with custom text inside of course, DM me today! .
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Some simple flowers for a friend; they may be tulips or rosebuds? I dunno.... 😂
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I do know that I’m getting a little better each time I practice, so I’ll keep practicing! Have a great day, everyone!
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🔊🔊 ~  I made this a while ago and never shared it. This is along the lines of “create anything, even if it’s not perfect, just for the sake of creating”.... I had marzipan, I had 10 minutes to write something, I had dreadful lighting. 🍊Enter: this. 😂
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Oh well - it’s fun anyway and it got a pen into my hands that night, which is better than nothing!
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Introducing my newest bookmark format: “Blossom”! .
A word of your choice in loose script creates the stem for this blossoming watercolor flower, laminated for protection and hung with a white ribbon.
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Many thanks to @jensweeney4 for her flower inspiration and constant encouragement; you’re the best, Jen! 💐💕
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Check out the link in my profile to see all the bookmarks I offer, most of which are customizable! ✍🏼 💃
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A little flourish for this Wednesday. This is another peek at a #calligrafriends ‘ piece, so I can’t show the whole thing! But wouldn’t this look good on wedding stationery?
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Finetec shimmer, as usual
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On site at @generationsstudioandshoppe on Saturday for personalized Mother’s Day gifts!
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🔊 SOUND ON!
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I am in absolute need of some chill time. And this little video of dandelions in my front-yard does the trick! I kid you not, I mowed this grass 3 days prior! It grows so fast in the springtime!
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I have a newfound respect for dandelions, because they are so resilient to a lawnmower! You roll over them, they flatten. (Or SPROING up to your knees as you pass over them... yeah, that happened). The next day they magically drink up the sunshine and morning dew and they’re two and a half feet tall again by breakfast.
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Anyway, enjoy the dorky video! It’s green and has fun music, and that’s all I need right now. .
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Just a pretty frame with a pretty color inside with (a hastily-made edition of) my updated logo. I’m thinking of choosing some combo of deep purple, bronze-y gold, & ivory for my brand colors. What do you think?
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Well, here it is, friends! This is the chalkboard wall I just did for @thecrackedpotcoffeeshop !  This baby shows off their drink menu; they also sell delicious snacks (I highly recommend “Jen’s Cookies” 🤤) and bottled beverages, and late this summer they will be introducing a lunch menu. So if you’re local, follow The Cracked Pot on social media to be the first to know when they open!
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This was my first time doing a chalkboard wall, but when I stepped back for the hundredth time and surveyed my work, I’ll admit to smiling a little. I’m pleased with it!  I was super inspired by @isaac_calligraphy (check out the wall he recently did for The Hive Cafe!  uh-MAY-zing!), although mine looks very different... I was inspired to give it a go, and I’m glad I did! It was a fun project. 😃
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A big thank you to the girls at The Cracked Pot for letting me come in and scribble on your newly-painted walls! I appreciate your confidence in me! 💕💐
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