coming soon: the ps alphabet

bonjour mon petit ps darlings! 

i hope everyone's had a fantastic start to their new year! i know i have. i've given myself plenty of work to do to further my business dreams. in the simplest of terms, i'm creating my own brush lettering alphabet, specifically so i'm able to host lettering classes someday in the not so distant future.

i've wanted to do this basically since i created postskript. there were a few minor setbacks towards the beginning: being unknown in the industry, lack of material knowledge, and a massive fear of public speaking. that last one is the only thing still truly in my way...i am absolutely horrible in front of crowds (unless, of course, i want attention lol). 

the true adventure in this began just yesterday when i stumbled upon an old sketchbook ian's mom got me for holiday a few years back. it's very simple with blank beige textured paper. i originally started sketching in it as a minimal illustrations book. as you can see it's dated 2015-2016.

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and after about 25 small illustrations, naturally, i stopped the project. i did do a little big of mandala like drawings after that but then the book was lost. after finding it during my move from virginia, i stored it in one of my ps materials bin and picked it up yesterday before exploring a local coffee shop. 

i feel that after a year of postskript being more than just a hobby, but a career that will be thriving, i have finally found my style of writing. it's after hours and hours put in practice, learning from trial and error, that i found postskript for what it truly is - its very own scripture. and thus the ps alphabet was born! (this was to be read in the same voice as the powerpuff girls being born...you know, like in the theme lol) 

letters "a", "b", and "c" have been completed and "d", "e", and "f" will be completed later today. i will try to keep up on my instagram stories as much as i can. for now, this is what it looks like:

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to write the ps alphabet, i'm using my trusty tombow fudenosuke hard tip brush pen. it's my favorite thing to letter with! the tombow dual pen is fun to write with too, but only if you're writing on large surfaces. i typically write on small paper so the fudenosuke works a lot better for me. 

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that's all i have so far! i've got a while ways to go, but at least the project has officially begun! the next step after writing out the ps alphabet is to figure out how to digitalize it so i can get it printed on sheets. i was going to buy the apple pen and use procreate until i found out that the apple pen is not compatible with the ipad air 2, which is what i have. so if anyone out there has recommendations, feel free to leave a comment below or dm me on my instagram account: @postskriptco 

thanks everyone for your continued support! 

xx c

goodbye virginia

I moved to Virginia at the age of 9 right after my mom passed away from breast cancer. We were living at Bolling Air Force Base in Washington D.C. right across the Potomac River from Reagan Airport. I remember being at the playground with airplanes flying over my head every 10 to 15 minutes. I'm not going to lie, having loud airplanes flying so low always scared me. I think that's why I always get a little nervous when I fly. 

After moving from D.C. to Sterling, VA and for the next 17 years, I mostly kept to myself. It wasn't until I started my first job that I really started branching out and socializing with lots of people. Soon enough I was hitting the bars in the city with friends and one evening I met Ian. Our meeting was one of the best things to ever to happen to me. He is my everything. And as cliche as it sounds, you really do meet the person you're meant to be with when you least expect it. 

Two and a half years later, I followed him back to where he grew up - the Philadelphia area. Moving to be with him has been nothing short of exhilarating. Having him by my side means more than anything, beyond what I could ever ask for. I absolutely adore this man and I cannot wait to see where this takes us. 

I compiled a few clips together (part of my "vlog" series for thedailycheers) on my last month in Virginia. It was so good seeing all my friends before I left, but I hope they know that I will definitely be coming back to visit! 

Cheers xx - C

Salubria Styled Shoot

About a week ago I helped a good friend of mine, Kir of Kir2Ben, in a styled shoot which she set up. I created two glass dinner menus and one glass cocktail menu, and she also asked if I'd be interested in helping with styling and modeling as a bridesmaid - and of course I said yes! Her style of photography is one of my favorites. Her visuals are distinct and refreshingly natural. One thing you'll notice about her work is her shoots are well thought out. Because the shoot was set to be styled, you're given even more creative freedom from a visual perspective. I was excited to join, to say the least.

It was a Friday afternoon a few hours before the storm hit and I pulled up on a dirt road in Stevensburg, VA to a quaint old building from the mid 1700s, know as Salubria. The venue was stunning. The pale grey walls were accented with slate blue trimmings which were kept in shape but the paint had started chipping just slightly. It was close to 100 degrees outside and with no air conditioning inside the venue, it felt over 100 for sure. After the set up was complete and everyone was dressed, we got right into it. The bride and groom, @briandwesphotography, were to die for. Their love for one another is so apparent and watching them do this shoot together left me feeling like I was watching a Hallmark Christmas movie. Obsessed. While I was absolutely thrilled to create glass menus for the shoot, I was also excited to be assisting in styling and modeling as a bridesmaid. The gowns made us drenched in sweat, but thankfully it wasn't evident in the final product. We posed in many of the rooms in the venue and the final shots were taken outside at a flower hoop created by the bloom goddess, Emily of Love Blooms. The timing could not have been more perfect because the clouds had started to roll in and a breeze had started giving us the perfect overcast lighting and a moment to cool off. After the shoot was over we all packed up and left. Kir and I went to Uncle Julio's and downed some delicious pulled chicken tacos. The day was absolutely perfect. All of it.

Kir knows exactly what she's looking for in a shoot and gives great direction. It's seriously so easy and so much fun working with her. I hope we can collaborate on more future projects! 

But, guys. Can we just take a moment...I am seriously SO OBSESSED with the way the photos turned out. Creating the glass menus was so much fun and I'm happy to be adding them to my inventory! Maybe you're thinking, 'Wow! The menu sounds delicious...And the drinks! Give me all of them. I wonder where Cecillia got the menu items...?' Well, guess what? I definitely put them together according to my own taste and I definitely would want all of that at my wedding! Maybe add a make-your-own taco bar in there somewhere too? The same went for the bar menu. Yes, a patron margarita (no salt rim for me personally) would be my signature cocktail. But of course if there's anything anyone could tell you about me, I love a good margarita

What do you guys think on the turnout of these photos?


Photographer: kir2ben

Venue: Salubria 

Blooms: Love Blooms

Models: Bri & Wes Photography

Invitations & Calligraphy: Alchemy Calligraphy

Rentals: Bella Villa Shop

Menus & Styling: postskript

Cake: The Red Bandana Bakery

Beauty: Transformation Artistry

Dress: Betsy Robinsons Bridal

Skirt & Bridesmaid Dress: BHLDN

Assistant: Maddy Williams Photography

Coordinating: Bella Giornata Events