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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 inviteswhere 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.




10 Comments leave one →
  1. Sue permalink
    January 16, 2010 2:49 pm

    Allie, what an amazing blog – everything about it is so perfect! It is captivating, refreshing and inspiring! Your wonderful talents will be thoroughly enjoyed by so many. Don’t ever forget that I’ll be more than happy to work for you someday! So excited for your wonderful journey! Love, Sue 🙂

  2. January 31, 2010 2:56 am

    Amazing- I have The Prophet almost memorized I love it so much. Great to find your blog and your gorgeous designs! Excited to follow along!

  3. Nazli permalink
    February 4, 2010 9:41 pm

    So proud of you, girl 😉

  4. Dorothy Matecko permalink
    February 5, 2010 6:04 pm

    Allie, You are one amazing young lady! Your inspiration comes across and makes the world appear brighter. You have so many wonderful talents and now expressing them in “your invites”. Good luck on your journey,enjoy.

    Love, N

  5. August 29, 2010 9:03 am

    Your work is beautiful! You are very talented!

    • September 10, 2010 7:54 pm

      thank you rusti! and oh how i love your barrettes! i must get a niece soon, so I can start to get some of your delightful pieces 🙂

  6. August 30, 2010 8:14 pm

    “all these things shall love do unto you that you may know the secrets of your heart.”

    your about me has inspired upcoming changes on my site

    but you need to put your email address on this blog somewhere! 😉


    • September 10, 2010 7:10 pm

      aaron, thank you for your kind words! you are so right about the email….adding it now 🙂 haha

  7. October 7, 2010 1:39 pm

    Allie, what a great blog….I am so sorry it took me this long to check it out, I am blown away, how fabulous! AH-Mazing! XOXO

  8. November 20, 2010 10:59 am

    Nice Blog with Full Perfection… 🙂

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