Calligraphy & Design

Providence, Rhode Island · 32 Sales


Calligraphy & Design

Providence, Rhode Island 32 Sales On Etsy since 2016

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OliveandThistleCo is taking a short break


Note from shop owner We're on break for the holidays! See you in 2018!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Dec 16, 2017

We're on break for the holidays! See you in 2018!

Emily Judisch McKenzie

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Emily Judisch McKenzie


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Fueled by coffee and pretty things.

We're inspired by Letters | Coffee | Flowers | & Jesus -- though in no particular order, these things are my lifeline. And in second grade, when my teacher introduced cursive into the curriculum, it was over. I don't think any child should be that excited about penmanship, but I was over the moon with passion. Since that day, my notebooks, sketchbooks, random scraps of paper & various important documents (sorry, Mom!) have been littered with cursive writing. And up until a few years ago, my knowledge of the art of calligraphy & handlettering was what I had learned in elementary school penmanship. But, my love for the craft runs deep and my understanding keeps expanding!

The daughter of two makers, it's been in my blood since birth to create: from beads, to scrapbooks, drawing, painting, ceramics; I've dabbled in it all. However, calligraphy is my long lost love. (Well, calligraphy & floral design, but that's another story for another day).

Olive & Thistle is my heart song for the world. Here you will find words & phrases of truth to adorn your walls, quirky sentiments to bring joy to your soul & art for the masses. My hope is to bring peace through my art & create a little bit of a kinder world.

Olive & Thistle is based on Psalm 52:8--

But I am like an olive tree
flourishing in the house of God;
I trust in God’s unfailing love
for ever and ever. (NIV)

Peace, love & all that stuff, Emily

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    I grew up in a family of creatives, so I guess you could say I was born into this maker life. My inspiration comes out of my passion for adventure, the comfort of home, and my love of people.

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