Toronto Calligrapher, Sylvia

Toronto Calligrapher, Sylvia Follow

β˜•οΈ: Digital Marketer
🍷: Calligrapher & Workshop Instructor
πŸ–€: Leader of #TheJustMarriedJacket pack
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If you followed my story from last week, I effed up big time. I double booked #thejustmarriedjacket and just by luck of the draw, one bride picked it up before the other which obviously resulted in days-before-the-wedding stress for the bride who missed out. I felt so horrible about my mistake in scheduling that I offered her a free custom jacket painting. I didn't expect her to take me up on it but luckily for her, she had @madisonandella on her side, determined to make it happen. Annie is an amazing event planner and she went out immediately to buy a new leather jacket to drop off to me. I put everything aside and painted it that night for her wedding the next day. I was SO relieved to have a chance to redeem myself so quickly! So dearest Krista, congratulations and I'm SO SORRY for the last minute stress! I hope that was the extent of your wedding drama and we all welcome you as an honorary member of the sisterhood of the traveling jacket πŸ–€
Trying not to overthink sharing this. For those afraid to speak out, me freaking too. #metoo
"You sell out quicker than Fenty Beauty!" - the best compliment I've ever received, @lovekelsea
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Before I could even post about my November beginner calligraphy workshop at @makelemonade, it sold out! I'm floored by the demand and am so thankful for the chance to keep spreading the love for lettering! Say hi in the comments if you got into the next class πŸ‘‹πŸΌ I'm on vacation for most of November so the next one will likely be in December. Please send a message to @embiria to get on the waitlist for that one! xo
All of these lovelies joined me for a beginner brush calligraphy workshop this week! Such a fun mix of brides-to-be, wedding planners expanding their skill set, and girlfriends learning something new together! I don't know if I'm getting better at teaching it or if it I had a talented group but everyone picked it up so quickly βœπŸΌπŸ™ŒπŸΌ #learningviacalligraphy Happy Friday everyone!
Oh that summer sun β˜€οΈ. I just checked the gift bags of the last two bottles of wine that I received in trade for #thejustmarriedjacket. Both of the last two brides wrote me a heartfelt card!!! What! You two back to back newly married beauties (who are both off honeymooning now) were a total ray of sunshine on a cloudy day! Welcome to the sisterhood @adribullock & @meganadennett πŸ–€
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πŸ“Έ @fionachiuphoto
I just prepped nearly 80 of these tool packs for my workshops... so it looks like I'm in it for the long haul πŸ˜‚.
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Most frequently asked question: "what pen did you use?" For my beginner workshop, I give everyone the Tombow dual brush pen and fudenosuke hard. The former mainly because of its instagram notoriety and the latter because it's legit my fave. Tonight's workshop night and if you want to get into the next one, message @embiria to get on the waitlist! #learningviacalligraphy x #embirialife
So glad that the persistent posting of my hexagon placecards resulted in their feature in this gorgeous @canadianliving editorial! So much to be thankful for this year!
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My work is pictured with gorgeous revamped traditional thanksgiving recipes! What's your fave dish? Mine's stuffing! If you haven't yet, check it out on newsstands now: there's a lovely suggestion to personalize your table settings with calligraphy (or get help from an expert!) 😜
Thankful for all the opportunities I've had this year, all of you following my journey, all the new wines I've tried this year and the thanksgiving feast I'm about to eat at my mom's place. πŸ—
Happy thanksgiving!
Back in the spring, I was asked to make a watercolor backdrop for a styled shoot. By no means did I have any expertise in hand dyeing fabric but I said yes anyway (contrary to my last post) because the concept of a shoot inspired by geodes and Himalayan pink salt was too good to miss. πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ
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If you were following me back then, you'll remember that my first try was a total failure. Somehow, even though I was aiming to do a watercolor effect, the fabric dyed perfectly evenly pink. I had to take my sorry ass back to the fabricland and buy everything again and start over πŸ˜‚. Thankfully getting a different fabric worked! So just remember when you see perfectly styled photos, sometimes there's so much more to the story. Like an accidentally dyed pink floor at home.
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The dream team:
Photos @marcucciphoto 
Planning & Design @junebloomevents 
Florals @wildnorthflowers 
Bridal wear, shoes @sashandbustle 
Cakes & Sweets @loveinbloomcakes 
Ring & jewellery @the_tangled_merchant 
Calligraphy @viacalligraphy 
Makeup @beautymrk 
Hair @bridalhaircollective 
Table top decor @plateoccasions
Rugs + floor seating @tavaresoriental 
Kimono @bycatalfo
A little bit of a late monthly spread, but I've been feeling so burnt out. This first year in business has been amazing but I might be spreading myself too thin right now. After a year of "say yes and figure it out afterwards" (thanks Tina Fey) I'm starting to say no a lot more. I'm trying to stay focused on taking on fewer clients but then it's emotionally tiring to feel like I'm letting some people down. THE GUILT. Does anyone else side hustle? Isn't it hard to say no? How do you make/schedule time to rest? 😴 #viabulletjournal
Happy first anniversary to these two lovelies! Can't believe #thejustmarriedjacket has been around that long already!
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These two were so amazing and funny in the @brides video β€” Amanda didn't think this project was going to get this big and Sarah told the story of how she first turned Amanda gay by giving her a leather jacket! Who knew it was that easy? πŸ˜‚ So this was the perfect detail for when they tied the knot! Happy anniversary to one of the sweetest couples I've had the honor of meeting!!! πŸ–€
It's as simple as that ✨Happy weekend!
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So in love with Toronto's newest coworking space for women @makelemonadeco. I stopped by for a tour this week and am totally inspired by the adorable and empowering space. πŸ‹ Future workshops there so more of you can experience it? Hope so 🀞🏼