Unnecessary Letter


Dip pen calligraphy. Quote from Shakespeare’s King Lear.


Hope is the Thing with Feathers


Created digitally with Procreate. Photography by @muddypadsphotography (Instagram). All colors for lettering were taken from the body of the bird itself. This was part of a series of lettering on bird photography for STEAMotype (@steamotype).

The quote is from Emily Dickinson’s poem, “Hope is the thing with feathers”:

“Hope” is the thing with feathers –
That perches in the soul –
And sings the tune without the words –
And never stops – at all –
And sweetest – in the Gale – is heard –
And sore must be the storm –
That could abash the little Bird
That kept so many warm –
I’ve heard it in the chillest land –
And on the strangest Sea –
Yet – never – in Extremity,
It asked a crumb – of me.

Ginny Weasley


Traditional chalk.

Quote from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.

“The thing about growing up with Fred and George,” said Ginny thoughtfully, “is that you sort of start thinking anything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson


This chalkboard was done with Craft Smart chalk markers. The words are an excerpt from a poem by Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Write it on your heart

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Write it on your heart

that every day is the best day in the year.

He is rich who owns the day, and no one owns the day

who allows it to be invaded with fret and anxiety.

Finish every day and be done with it.

You have done what you could.

Some blunders and absurdities, no doubt crept in.

Forget them as soon as you can, tomorrow is a new day;

begin it well and serenely, with too high a spirit

to be cumbered with your old nonsense.

This new day is too dear,

with its hopes and invitations,

to waste a moment on the yesterdays.