Years ago, I found my passion in painting and letters. And while reading an amazing book by Dan Miller I came across an excerpt from Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet.
“Work is love made visible. And if you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work and sit at the gate of the temple and take alms of those who work with joy. For if you break bread with indifference, you bake bitter bread that feeds but half a man’s hunger. And if you grudge the crushing of grapes, your grudge distils a poison in the wine. And if you sing though as angels, and love not the singing, you muffle man’s ears to the voices of the day and the voices of the night.”
Gibran’s words spoke right to me. And I decided, if you can’t do what you love, then read, learn, invest and absorb everything about what you love, and make your passion your business.
This blog is partially about about me, a 24 year old girl, once seemingly lost in the real world, now on a mission to make my love for letters, paper and painting visible in my work.
But mostly, this blog is about the secret life of invites…where they come from, why they’re made, what people are celebrating or announcing, why they look the way they do, and what they represent. Every thought, paper, ink, sketch, letter, and color has a purpose. Your job is telling me your story, my job is putting it on paper. Every invitation I make is made with love.
Invitations and the people they are for have a story to tell, and I’d love to divulge all the details with you.