The official beginning of Four Things Paper began when I designed and printed invitations for my wedding in 2011 but my love for design + lettering started waaay before then.
When I was young I remember being obsessed with quotes, typography, lyrics and had way too many baby name books for a girl that young, but I never imagined that my love for type could blossom into an actual career. Growing up so many people told me they'd expect me to be covered in tattoos by the time I was an adult because I was always drawing all over myself and my clothes. I don't think I could ever commit to any one design because the thing I love about art the most is that it changes.
Fast forward to now, married tomy high shchool sweetheart living in sunny California with our Jack Russell Amos.
The name Four Things Paper was inspired by a quote by author Deanna Wadsworth that says:
"There are FOUR THINGS you can't recover,
the stone after the throw,
the word after it's said,
the occasion after it's missed
and time after it's gone."
I fell in love with this quote because it reminds me to make all aspects of life count.
When we hurt people it can have long lasting effects. We should speak with purpose and kindly because you can't un-say things. We should celebrate the big moments in our lives because if we don't life will just pass by, and we should do what we can to remember the special things because they don't last, which to me, is one of the things that makes them beautiful.
AND IN CASE YOU DON'T FEEL LIKE READING ALL THAT
HERE'S SOME PICTURES