A Special Client: Cathy (Part 2)

When Cathy asked me to work on a special personalized stationary project (shown here) I was so excited.  She is a councilor who hosts retreats for men and women across the country.  This particular event had 10 women meeting her at a lake resort where they would be working on different exercises that focus on personal reflection, relationships, and creativity. Each day each participant wrote a letter to someone who played a specific role in their life.  Thats what those personalized cards were for.

As she talked about the event with me she mentioned they were staying at the same location where Dirty Dancing was filmed.  I loved that thought.  So I decided to slip a little quote into each of the bags from the movie…  I played around with spacing and lettering options for a day or two then made it an exercise in consistency… Plus she and I had gone back and forth on the stationary so I wanted to slip a treat in there that would be a surprise for her as well!

A close up of the brush marker and fine tip marker effects…

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but in the end I went with dipped red ink…

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Replicating the same thing 12 times isn’t exactly easy, but it was such a fun project!  I loved it. And I can hear Penny shimmy as she yells “shake em”!  I wish I could have been with Cathy on her retreat!  If you want more information on what she has to offer check out her website.  She is located in the Dallas area, but offers retreats around the country!  http://www.ashelteringtree.com

Sending love and heartstrings!

Christina

3 thoughts on “A Special Client: Cathy (Part 2)

  1. Makes me think of my favorite monologue in film….
    “Me!? I’m scared of everything, I’m scared of what I saw, what I did, who I am. And most of all….I am scared of walking out of here and never feeling the rest of my whole life….the way I feel when I’m with you….*whispers* Dance with me.” YES! I was reenacting this when I was at an inappropriately young age!

  2. Can’t tell you how much I and the ladies LOVED the beautiful cards. The surprise pen writing in white ink was a bonus–but the Dirty Dancing quote was an absolute treat. Cannot say how beautiful Tina’s work is!

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