...than your initials, artistically rendered on a beautiful personalize gift or item?
These days, i've been playing around with monograms and initials hand-embroidery. It makes me feel an appreciation for something tradition. According to the encyclopedia Britannica, it defines monogram as "a design or mark consisting of two or more letters intertwined". To me, a monogram can be a combination of initials, intertwined or otherwise just a single decorative letter.
Monogram and initials are one of the best ways to embellish items we cherish and would like to hand down from generation to generation. I really enjoy experimenting around with different mediums of monograms and initials from hand-embroidery to stamps. There is simply something magical about it, it expresses the mystique and the beauty of letters, the joy of fine design and and my enduring fascination with names. Such a romantic process and gesture.
My monograms and initials inspiration comes from all kinds of text ~ printed materials, computer fonts, friend's lovely handwriting, books, clip-arts or vintage samplers. It's really crazy fun, i tell you. Here are just a few of my monograms and initials source of inspiration to entice you.