The client calls and requests a rendering of the Apache Blessing to be folded to fit inside of a beautiful Limoge box as a gift to her niece. How beautiful the idea! What she didn't say was the the box is barely over 1" x 1" .... YIKES! Oh yes, and she needs it in two weeks AND she has a budget, as she's bought her already so many other things, but THIS one is special.....
The solution was to typeset all but the first initial, printed it on mulberry paper embedded with tiny leaves (3.25" x 3.25"), added the "n" by hand, made a beautiful little folder with ribbon closing; slipped all that inside that delicate little box. The mulberry paper is tough enough to withstand years of folding and unfolding, the folder protects it and keeps it together. The box makes a safe place, and wrapped with love it's the ideal wedding gift for that special niece.
Sheila Welsh Cheek
Sheila is a freelance calligrapher, a designer of expressive hand-lettering and an illustrator with 25+ years experience. In addition to the graphic application of lettering and illustration, Sheila produces one-of-a-kind commissioned pieces that are included in many private and public collections.