Smoothie of the Day

Calligraphy and Smoothie recipe combo from Chavelli at www.keyandquoin.com

Today's smoothie recipe comes yet again from the folks over at Simple Green Smoothies. It's a little more sugary than I'd like first thing in the morning, but makes for a wonderful afternoon pick-me up! Several mistakes with the calligraphy here, but its a beautiful Sunday afternoon here in New York and I kinda rushed through just to get my butt out the door!

Full recipe:

  • 2 cups spinach
  • 2 bananas
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 cup strawberries
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup orange juice

Smoothie of the Day, 11 April 2014

Calligraphy and Smoothie recipe combo from Chavelli at www.keyandquoin.com

Today's smoothie and calligraphy combo recipe comes from Simple Green Smoothies, a recent go-to site of mine for inspiration and motivation and of course recipes!

This recipe for "Simple Peach" suits its moniker—easy, simple and perfect for spring!

  • 2 cups Spinach
  • 1 banana
  • 2 cups peaches
  • 2 cups water

Calligraphy-wise I can't believe how rusty I am today! I really must get back to daily exercises...

Brand Spanking New Business Cards!

Gold Foil Letterpress printed business cards | KeyandQuoin.com

They're done! My brand new Key & Quoin business cards, freshly letterpress printed onto super thick 600gsm Gmund Cotton paper. The front features the Key & Quoin handwritten logo in gold foil stamp on black background, and the reverse (not pictured) has the Key & Quoin logo and my contact information letterpress printed in black ink. I left a large blank space on the reverse for me to scribble notes to people (its always nice to have extra personalization isn't it?) or to use as a note card when sending things to clients. Totally excited to use them!

Smoothie Inspiration part deux

Calligraphy and Smoothie recipe combo from Chavelli at www.keyandquoin.com

Well, it seems yesterday's smoothie + lettering combo got me thinking and I tried it again this morning, this time with proper ink and paper.

The full smoothie recipe (makes 2 servings):

  • 1 1/2 cups kale
  • 1 banana (frozen)
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 3/4 cup almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons cacao powder

Additional "ingredients":

  • Oblique pen holder with a Hunt 56 nib
  • Black Higgins Eternal ink
  • Rhodia paper

Smoothie Inspiration

I was making my daily smoothie today when I decided I'd take a quick snap to upload to Instagram. Nothing out of the ordinary there but I often get requests for the recipe so I thought, "why not use it as an opportunity to practice my calligraphy?" I'm always looking for words to practice with (often I end up writing the lyrics to the songs I'm listening to), and it just might make a nice little photo too!

I didn't have the luxury of time so I decided instead of getting my nibs, paper and ink out I would just grab a chalk pencil and doodle quickly on a slate board I have. 5 minutes later and this is the result. Not exactly fabulous food or letter porn, but I think I have some ideas brewing for my next daily smoothie!

Calligraphy and Smoothie recipe combo from Chavelli at www.keyandquoin.com