About

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Our 
Story

Hello!

I'm Royce Joanne, I also go by RJ and I am so grateful you are here.

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I am from Western Sydney, Australia and I am a blessed mum to a beautiful baby boy and a rescue Labrador cross Staffordshire Bull Terrier. My calligraphy passion began while planning for my own wedding where I fell in love with learning and creating calligraphy. I have always had keen eye for details and evoking joyful connections through the gift of giving and personalisation. Left and Willow was born through the desire to evoke this same kind of excitement and joy unto others.

Why the name Left and Willow?

Left came from being a left-handed calligrapher. Learning calligraphy left handed came with its own challenges. As I learnt that handwriting was different to calligraphy, I invested in education and with proper tools and techniques,  over the years I have taught myself to write differently and re-train my brain to write in complete opposite direction to how I normally hand write. I love the look and feel of pointed pen calligraphy and now I strive to continue to learn more styles and techniques this wonderful world brings.

 

The name Willow is inspired from the Willow Tree. I love that it symbolises my love of nature, life, balance, learning, growth and strength. The Willow Tree not only survives but also thrives in some of the most challenging conditions. For me, it serves as a powerful metaphor for its ability to grow through great loss and against the odds and its ability to forge something new.

My Mission

I love what calligraphy has brought into my life and the emotion and connection it evokes. It can create magical moments by turning gifts into something thoughtful, personal and timeless. Transforming a simple letter into a beautiful cherished memory, turn adorned invitations into treasured heirlooms and turn engraved pieces into timeless keepsakes.

This is my vision..

I want to help you create beautiful memories that evokes love and joy.

Curating products and produce services that are only of premium quality, sustainable and source local suppliers whenever possible.

And above all, I have a personal approach in my work by working with you on a one on one basis providing you with an experience that is relaxed, professional and enjoyable. 

After all, I live for those heart skipping excitement when we turn your vision into something truly memorable.​

 

Follow me on Instagram: @leftandwillowdesigns to see my recent works.

Feel free contact me on rj@leftandwillow.com when you're ready to own your own unique calligraphy piece.

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Testimonials

Absolute pleasure to work with Left and Willow Designs on a project for a corporate client.

Very flexible and accommodating throughout the entire process.

The finished work was beautiful!

Michelle O., Sydney Australia

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Based in Western Sydney, Australia

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