My sister-in-law Sarah knows me so well-- between sending along the link to these photos and my birthday present which I'll soon share. These photos are of women working during WWII (a favorite topic of mine) via The Daily Mail via the Library of Congress. The first is a worker at the Vega Aircraft Corporation. The second is Mrs. Virginia Davis at the Naval Base in Corpus Christi, TX. That top photo? With the dress pattern and the red lipstick, and the shimmer of the coil, and the work gloves? That's what I aspire to convey in my calligraphy. Always excited to take on clients looking for this same, elusive thing.

{Photos via the Library of Congress}