GladCalligraphy

GladCalligraphy--where Words and Beauty meet

Advance, North Carolina · 383 Sales

GladCalligraphy

GladCalligraphy--where Words and Beauty meet

Advance, North Carolina 383 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(94)

Announcement   Your go-to place for personalized lettering--seasonal holidays, birthday, wedding, graduation, congratulations, baptism, confirmation, sympathy, or "just a friend" gift. Or maybe a gift for yourself.

GladCalligraphy creates original designs for scripture verses and special messages for each occasion.

I use good quality watercolor paper whenever possible but sometimes I have to go with non-textured paper in order to produce the best clarity and color.

Everything you see in my shop is a completely original design by the Gladd artist (me). I love enhancing pen work with watercolor and treat each order as deserving my best.

Fresh watercolor is applied to prints before sending them off to you so each one becomes "original"--and can be customized for a personal touch.

The "sparkle" on the notecards is added all by hand.

My goal is to constantly honor this incredible art form by continually improving my hand and brush.

Good news--ANY FIVE CARDS FOR $15

More good news--PRINTS are most often offered in 8 X 10 to make framing convenient. Again, I refresh watercolors before sending off to you...

8 1/2 X 11 or larger prints are available upon request...11x14 is also available as well for several designs.

All prints will be shipped USPS with tracking. Framed items go UPS for safety reasons.

Announcement

Last updated on Oct 7, 2016

Your go-to place for personalized lettering--seasonal holidays, birthday, wedding, graduation, congratulations, baptism, confirmation, sympathy, or "just a friend" gift. Or maybe a gift for yourself.

GladCalligraphy creates original designs for scripture verses and special messages for each occasion.

I use good quality watercolor paper whenever possible but sometimes I have to go with non-textured paper in order to produce the best clarity and color.

Everything you see in my shop is a completely original design by the Gladd artist (me). I love enhancing pen work with watercolor and treat each order as deserving my best.

Fresh watercolor is applied to prints before sending them off to you so each one becomes "original"--and can be customized for a personal touch.

The "sparkle" on the notecards is added all by hand.

My goal is to constantly honor this incredible art form by continually improving my hand and brush.

Good news--ANY FIVE CARDS FOR $15

More good news--PRINTS are most often offered in 8 X 10 to make framing convenient. Again, I refresh watercolors before sending off to you...

8 1/2 X 11 or larger prints are available upon request...11x14 is also available as well for several designs.

All prints will be shipped USPS with tracking. Framed items go UPS for safety reasons.

Susan Gladd

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Susan Gladd

CONGRATULATIONS Framed
$85.00
Matted & Framed 8x10 BUILD ME A SON
$110.00
11x14 BUILD ME A SON personalized
$40.00
GIVE THANKS
$4.00
NAVY HYMN--9x12
$30.00
Handwritten Placecards
$20.00
CUSTOM CALLIGRAPHY
$50.00
11x14 BUILD ME A SON
$30.00
BUILD ME A SON
$22.00
Personalized 8x10 BUILD ME A SON
$30.00
5x7 BUILD ME A SON
$16.00
BUILD ME A SON
$4.00
GROW ME A DAUGHTER
$22.00
5 x7 GROW ME A DAUGHTER
$15.00
5 x7 Personalized GROW ME A DAUGHTER
$20.00
GROW ME A DAUGHTER
$4.00
MOTHER
$4.00
FATHER
$4.00
COAST GUARD HYMN
$26.00
MARINE HYMN
$30.00
NAVY HYMN
$26.00
NAVY HYMN, matted and framed
$110.00
5x7 NAVY HYMN
$15.00
NAVY HYMN
$4.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(94)
Okuti

Okuti on Jan 17, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Thank you for all the thought and care you took over this gift. My mother-in-law and aunt are delighted and will treasure the calligraphy blessing.

lhmiller240

lhmiller240 on Jan 3, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I love this item. And my request for personalization was immediately addressed the item arrived very promptly. Thank you!

RedenUnendlichkeit

RedenUnendlichkeit on Dec 26, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful. I bought this as a gift for my dad for Christmas and he was choked up just lpoking at it. The matting and framing were beautfully done, dignified and worthy of an intellectual''s study. Well worth the extra. Thank you so so much!

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Matted & Framed 8x10 BUILD ME A SON
$110.00
Ready to go!

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CONGRATULATIONS Framed
$85.00
Shine in the Shadow

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4x6 Shelter of the Most High
$5.00
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About

I Love to Tell the Story

I've always loved "once upon a time" stories with happy endings. Once upon a time in December of 2011 two special ladies, my sweet food blogger daughter-in-law Nikki Gladd (Seeded at the Table) and Etsy shopkeeper Tammy Willis (Kandy Kettle Kitchen) encouraged me to start an Etsy shop with my calligraphy. So I gulped down my less-than-perfect business savvy, filled out an online form, and took the plunge into the wild world of Etsy where I've met an array of awesomely talented and genuinely gracious shopkeepers who keep expanding my notion of Art.

Thank you, Nikki and Tammy!

The early chapters of my calligraphy skills go way back--between teaching school, rearing three amazing sons, and keeping on the road with my sportsman-of-all-trades-husband, I used calligraphy to do "favors" for my friends and family: mats around framed pictures, wedding envelopes, wedding vows, birthday and anniversary messages in scrapbooks, special poems, the list goes on...

Finally I plunged into doing designs with lots of text like "Build Me A Son", a prayer by General Douglas MacArthur (1952). Over the course of two snowbound weeks in 2010, I toted a humungus-sized pen and watercolor design to a printer, and the rest is history. This and "Grow Me A Daughter" continue to be favorites to this day.

It's been fun to grow my shop to over fifty designs since then.

Honing skills is important to me....and that means taking classes and practicing. I am a member of the Carolina Lettering Arts Society and Associated Artists of Winston Salem and participate in art shows throughout the year in this terrific community.

I offer gilding in 23 karat gold for a personalized, custom touch to any of the prints or start-from-scratch custom jobs.

Any "print" I send out has fresh watercolors applied before it's shipped.

I do a LOT of Scripture verses because within those verses unfolds my story of finding redemption--forgiveness, freedom, purpose, strength, all in Christ...and I trust Him for contacts and friendships in life and on Etsy. The joy of the story is in its telling...one project at a time...one day at a time...one friend at a time.

I would be honored to have you stop by my shop and stay a while.

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  • Susan Gladd

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    As a member of the Washington Calligraphers Guild in DC, I learned from the best of the best. Teaching English literature as a career has afforded me the pleasure of being overwhelmed with the beauty of WORDS...which carry me wherever I go...

Shop policies

Last updated on August 23, 2016
I run my business from a little art studio in my home featuring my most important tools...drafting table, steel nibbed pens, Japanese Sumi ink, watercolors, lots of calligraphy books, drawing pencils and Castel Fager markers.

It is important to me to surprise you with the beauty of the work whether it be a notecard or a custom order. I work hard to improve my skills and designs.

My goal is to ship out your order within 24 hours via USPS unless another form of shipment is specifically requested or unless it is a custom order which takes more time.

As the artist, I own the designs, including the ones for custom orders; therefore I trust my customers to treat this property ethically. Several designs are copyrighted with the Library of Congress.

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
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Refunds and Exchanges
I aim to please the customer in every way. If a refund is in order, we will take care of that promptly.


No refunds on custom orders once the order enters its final draft stage, a process that you and I discuss along the way.