I’d like to introduce you to my sweet new friend, Maggie Waller, the creative spirit behind Type & Title who inspires me to no end. She is a natural, a true artisan with a passion for typography and of course, the handwritten note. It was Maggie’s lovely lettering that first caught my attention. I found her pretty blog, then got hooked on her instagram feed. Finally, I reached out and asked if she would consider addressing my wedding envelopes for me. And when she responded with the sweetest email ever, I knew working with Maggie would be a walk in the park :)
Here are a few words from the creative lady herself:
“I am a designer & letterer and love it because I get to create beauty out of the ordinary.
I am inspired by nature, old things, and stories.
To me, design means communication.
The one creative tool/resource I couldn’t live without is pen & paper.
If I could travel anywhere in the world, I’d go to Scandinavia — especially Norway to see the fjords. The landscape seems absolutely unreal!
Lately, I’ve been listening to a lot of sister bands: First Aid Kit, Haim, The Staves, Joseph. I’ve been chatting with my sis a lot lately and I think this signals some sort of unrealized life dream.
If I had to leave you with one bit of advice, in regards to living a creative life, it would be to take care of yourself. Get a good night’s sleep, take deep breaths, go for a walk. Feel every bit of your life to the fullest. Let your thoughts wander. Creative people put so much of themselves into what they do — being good to yourself will allow you to put forth your best work.”
Maggie’s appreciation for nature is so clear in her design style and I love that about her, along with the fact that pen & paper are her life lines :) But that last bit of advice is exactly what I needed to hear today (and maybe every day for the last six months). So often I find myself getting carried away with projects or simply taking on too much at once, that I forget to relax and just let my mind rest… I really need to start making sleep a priority!
Thank you so much for the inspiration, Maggie! And thanks again for adding the prettiest final touches to my wedding invitations. Everybody loves them!
Photo courtesy of Kendall Hanna of Kensfolk.