On June 8th I hosted my first #AshleyBuzzyLettering Workshop (for those of you on Instagram) at Studio South in Atlanta, Georgia. I had eight of the most wonderful students join my assistant Lauren and the very talented Erin Wood for a seven hour day full of writing.
Seven hours, yes, but we took nice big breaks hosted by studio-mates Jamie and Jason Jimenez of Homespun ATL. They fixed us up a breakfast and lunch that were both dairy and gluten-free - something my students were worried about initially, but trust me: the food received rave reviews.
I created supply kits of my favorite tools: paper, guides, ink, pen holders, nibs, markers, a fun little stamp and the cutest washi tape from CuteTape.
Here are some of my favorite images from the day. It was a wonderful day, and plans are in the works for hosting more workshops in Atlanta and other cities around the country. Keep checking here and instagram for announcements!
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I had the opportunity to provide a little lettering for a gorgeous, small shoot at Amy Osaba's studio of Carol Hannah's amazing wedding gowns. We happened to catch the attention of the editors at Weddings Unveiled Magazine, and lo and behold - our images are on stands starting this week. Here's my favorite image from the shoot. You can also go to my work page to see more.
Hello, and welcome to the new Ashley Buzzy Lettering + Press website, complete with a paper shop!
I (Ashley) and we (more people than just me) have worked really hard to create this small but powerful little line of paper goods. I have handled all of the design and concept - and letterpress. Our trusty printers have helped us out with the thermography and foil. My friend and coworker and assistant and helpful boss-lady Laura has come to the studio countless times to co-design some pieces (and offer encouragement). The amazing Haley Sheffield has shot all of the pictures for the shop at my last-minute demand, which has been a game-changer. And my intern/assistant Lauren has been around 2-3 times a week to haul stuff and pick up letterpress plates and do all the things nobody wants to do. I seriously needed every bit of their help or else I would be buried under a sea of folded notecards (and we still kind of are).
As with any endeavor, at a certain point you just have to rip off the bandaid and try. Expect to see changes, improvements and new products OFTEN. Probably lots of changes. I am human and I'm sure I've made typos like a human.
But, I hope you see the heart of this new line: it's paper for everyone. It's paper for someone who doesn't really know how to say what they want to say. For awkward people. People who have gotten nowhere trying to be sweet. People who need a way to just tell it like it is.
And, of course, brides. Brides who are ready for something beautiful and simple. Something mostly custom and gorgeously printed, but for those (like most of us) who have too many emails in their inbox and project deadlines to come chat with me about custom invites for hours and hours. I feel you girl. Come get your stuff and let's get this show on the road.
Thanks for stopping by - there will be more to come!