Friday, April 7, 2017

Intro to Lettering In-Home Class

For the past few weeks, I've been working on something new and exciting! It's an introduction to lettering class and I'm super excited about it!

This in-home class is for 4-10 people interested in learning the basic techniques of brush and pen lettering. Each class will be 90 minutes. During that time, we’ll go over how to hold the brush and pen, basic strokes, letter forms, and lettering with watercolors. We will also work on creating a final brush lettering piece based on a template.

I'll share with you the basic tips and tricks I've learned through my hours of practice, research and instagram stalking. Using a brush pen, we'll learn the basic strokes, uppercase and lowercase letters and then practice forming words.

Then we'll do the same with a brush. Along with learning how to hold the brush, we'll review some basic techniques for controlling the watercolors to achieve that perfect ombre 😍

At the end of the class, you will leave with:
— 37pg. packet of practice sheets + pdf download
— brush pen
— #1 round brush
— pencil
— final watercolor piece, "home sweet home"

You guessed it, this is another adoption fundraiser! All of the proceeds will go right to the adoption fund. With every party, I get closer and closer to bringing my baby home.

4 people: $40 per person
6 people: $35 per person
8 people or more: $30 per person

If you are interested in hosting a class, email me at and we'll get it on the calendar! If you have my cell, feel free to text or call. I can do weeknights or weekends - whatever works for you.

If you aren't sure where I live - email me! I don't really want to publish that online 😉  but I'll give you a hint - I'm in southeastern PA.

For those of you that are far away and wondering...
At this time, the packet is not available online. I want to test it on a few guinea pigs before putting it online. I need to make sure it makes sense since I won't be there to walk you through it. I'll be able to do that best when I have some fresh eyes on it. An online version is in the works, so keep your eyes peeled!

Thank you for your continual and unwavering support for this adoption.
I can't even begin to tell you how much it means to me ❤️


Monday, April 3, 2017

Balla Family Adoption Fundraiser


I will be holding family photo sessions as an adoption fundraiser to benefit my dear friend, Tara, and her husband, Brent. The photo sessions will take place on May 13th at Hibernia Park in Coatesville. These sessions are a wonderful opportunity to update the family portrait for a perfect Mother's Day present. It can be the whole family or just the kids. It's all up to you!

Here's what you need to know:

First and foremost, all of the money raised through these family photo sessions will be going right to Tara & Brent for their adoption fund.

The cost for each session is $125 and you will receive as many high resolution, edited digital photos as we can get! Each photo will be edited in color and black & white. Images will be sent out within 1 week of the photoshoot.

All sessions will take place in the same location - a beautiful park in Coatesville, PA. The perfect backdrop for this spring season! Feel free to bring props!

1 hour time slots are available from 9am-4pm. 
Rain date is May 20th.

To secure your time slot and coordinate payment, email Tara at

We hope to see you there!

Below are some examples of family sessions I've done in the past: