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Wedding & event calligraphy; bespoke gifts & decor. Christian wife and mama; music, travel + chai please! Hello@RachelMill... FREE SHIPPING IN STORE:

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Some more details from this recent wedding job. These flowers separate the bride & groom’s names from the rest of the bridal party. I like the look of the cluster in light pencil! .
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If you’ve recently unwrapped a Dove chocolate, you’ll notice little quotes inside the foil. •
“Never go too long without a sunset” is great advice, with which I wholeheartedly concur! Sometimes I catch a beautiful sunset over the valley where I live by the Appalachian Mountains, colors streaked across the sky like God used one giant paintbrush to blend it all together. It’s a perfect moment to stop and breathe, and take in all the beauty around me.
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Ink: Ziller Peach Blush
Paper: @fabulousfancypants
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I’ve been busy over here, working on my first wedding project! I can’t wait to reveal it all to you, but it’s not time yet so I’ll show a few teasers first. 😁
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Considering that E is a letter I struggle with, I’m pretty pleased with this ampersand. Pencil sketches for the win!
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Hi everyone! I’ve been quiet for a few days over here, but I’m still alive! I’ve just been busy completing a few commissions, baking a ton of french macarons for a fundraiser (check out my stories with the sound on!), and generally trying to navigate life.
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I’ve had some stuff on my heart about true pursuit of Jesus and the Holy Spirit, what that looks like and what my soul yearns for, where God is leading us in our lives, what changes might be on the horizon, and more.  You may remember this little watercolor rose I whipped up a couple of days ago... I put it into a tiny frame and wrote a reminder for myself to lean not upon my own understanding but to constantly seek God’s heart and will. To listen not to what the world would have me do but be still and wait for His prompting. To push not my own agenda but be sensitive to how He is prompting my heart to His greater plans. (And hindsight reveals that His plans are ALWAYS better than mine! 😂)
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The huge eyes on this little owl remind me, too, that God sees me and my story in a fuller and more complete way than I do. He is doing something wonderful, and when I cooperate with Him, I have the privilege of watching Him work (even when I don’t understand at the time). Because the truth is that I don’t see the whole picture, but I trust the One who does.
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A simple little envelope wings its way across the US and into Canada! I put some cardboard in there, so hopefully the post office doesn’t bend it.🤞🏻
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I had some leftover ink in my paint palette and figured I’d make a quick rose.  It’s nothing impressive, but the pink was too pretty to waste! 😉
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#throwback to some lovely wedding place cards I made, featuring lush blue watercolor edges, Copperplate calligraphy and corner trim in classic Finetec gold by @colirocolors. 😍 Man, I could do these all day long!
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It seems that every time I do a little intro post, it never coincides with #fridayintroductions (‘cause apparently that’s a thing 🤷🏻‍♀️). So this time I planned ahead!  Here’s a bit about me for all my new followers!
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3 fun childhood facts about me:
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1) When I was much younger I used to ride a unicycle. It’s been 15+ years since I’ve ridden though and I have visions of injuries requiring orthopedic intervention, so I’m not too keen on trying again.
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2) Speaking of “keen”, my favorite computer game as a kid was Commander Keen! (It was on a DOS computer we had to boot by typing in “c:\...”. Retro, right? Also AWESOME and I loved it!) My second favorite computer game was the original Wolfenstein 3D. My brother showed me cheat codes to open all the secret passageways. 😉
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3) I spent a large part of my childhood drawing on the road in sidewalk chalk with my best friend, Monica. We lived in a small neighborhood and E V E R Y.  S I N G L E. D A Y.  we would completely cover the street with full-sized, full-fledged chalk houses, grocery stores, cars and roads, schools, libraries. We’d spend hours drawing our grown-up lives, down to the details of books on the shelves and shoes in our houses’ mud rooms. Then we’d create families and careers for ourselves, and spend the rest of the day playing make believe until the streetlights came on and it was time to go inside. (If it rained and our worlds got washed away, we’d draw new ones the next day! No biggie!)
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Do you ever look back on your younger years and realize how great they were? I know not everyone can share that sentiment, but I also know that so many can. For those of us who were loved and happy, did we really appreciate our childhood when we were living it? Maybe today you will remember an old friend, or think back on trees summitted, forts built, snowball skirmishes, sprinklers run through...
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#feelingnostalgic #nostalgia #nostalgic #thegoodolddays #thegoodoledays #goodtimes #goldendays #childhood #childhoodmemories #memories #sweetmemories #remembering #fondmememories #blessed #iamblessed #feelingblessed #lifeisbeautiful #rachelmillercalligraphy @rachelmillercalligraphy
Another commission in the books! This wood piece with scripture will be placed inside a church study room between some decorative arches. I was asked for modern script with flourishes as appropriate, so this is what I came up with. Hope you like it too!
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“Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, as you are already doing.” 1 Thessalonians 5:11
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Bucket list item: Learn how to make French Macarons. Check! ✔️
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Since discovering these little merengue-based bites of bliss, I’ve been determined to learn how to make them. (I eat mainly by the Primal Blueprint, but life is short and these are such a fun thing to be able to bring to church and family functions!) I had heard they are very finicky and many things can go wrong, and I did make a few mistakes. If you watch my Instagram Stories you’ll know that I made my first batch last night and, while 2/3 of the batch were duds, I did manage to create some good ones!  Knowing what I did wrong will help me correct next time! So I’m counting this as a “success” with more to come!
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Some pretty corner detail for this Tuesday morning. This blue beauty, inspired by the talented @fpmmac ,  sped across the country all the way to Portland, Oregon (hopefully delighting postal employees all the way!). ☺️ .
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These words are so poignant and just resonate with me... everybody is go go go, rushing here and there, keeping up with the Jones who then have to amp up their lives and activity schedules in order to keep up with someone else. I’m always delightfully surprised at the quality of life I can experience simply by slowing down, connecting with others, savoring each sip or bite of a meal, listening to birds and crickets, enjoying the patter of rain.  Life can be so beautiful if we just let it.
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