I'm RJ and welcome to Left and Willow Designs.
I am from Western Sydney, Australia and I have always loved stationery and paper ever since I could remember. But my calligraphy journey started when I was planning for my own wedding and from then I was hooked!
It has been a long journey but I absolutely love, love, love what I do.
Now, I combine my love of paper, stationery and calligraphy to provide others beautiful memories to share with their own loved ones.
So why the name Left and Willow?
I'm actually a left-handed calligrapher. When I first started, it was tough learning calligraphy as I thought handwriting and calligraphy was the same. I was learning the wrong techniques, I would smudge across the page and as it turns out, there are many different styles and types of calligraphy! From then, I discovered pointed pen calligraphy and that was a game-changer for me. Over the years I have taught myself to write differently and re-train my brain to write in complete opposite direction to how I 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.
I got the name Willow 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.
I love what calligraphy has brought into my life and the memories it evokes. It can transform a simple letter into a beautiful cherished memory. It can turn adorned invitations into treasured heirlooms. And it can create magical moments by turning gifts into something special, thoughtful and personal. This is my vision. I want to help you create beautiful memories that evokes love and joy. I curate products and use services that are only of premium quality, source local suppliers and eco-friendly options 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 and enjoyable.
You can see most of my recent work at Instagram: @leftandwillowdesigns.
Feel free contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like your own calligraphy piece.
We couldn’t be happier with our wedding invites envelopes!
RJ was great to work with and very responsive.
She customised the calligraphy according to our invites, which came out beautifully and orders came within the time frame.
Highly recommended!! Thanks again RJ.
Venus D., Sydney Australia (from Facebook reviews)
The art of Calligraphy is sadly fading, however I came across Left and Willow Design and Calligraphy.
I was needing some special lines to be written in a Bible, a present for my son, and then I had the pleasure of meeting this talented young lady.
She is very professional in her trade, willing to assist in design and different styles.
The quality of her work, maybe I should say, Art was unbelievable, very artistic, the end product was excellent in every detail .
I would highly recommend this young lady for any person/company requiring the services of high quality Calligraphy writing.
If required I would personally provide my recommendations
Lindsay H., Sydney Australia, (from Google reviews)
Excellent customer service...!
Very professional.....Thrilled with my order!!
I ordered my Wedding Easel and place cards for our garden wedding in November.
I had so many compliments about them......
I would highly recommend “Left and Willow Designs and Calligraphy”!
I will definitely order again without hesitation.
Love Michelle xx
Michelle C., Sydney Australia, (from Google reviews)