I was just thrilled to be asked to provide the in-store calligraphy services for Molton Brown's beautiful new store in Grafton Street, Dublin. Their line of filled festive bauble products was a genius idea and their customers loved them. My job was to personalise the baubles on demand with names. So I chose the Edding metallic gold and silver chisel-nibbed pens which proved a good choice - though they do expire quickly and the nib gets weathered and feathered after a short time. Thankfully I calculated the number of pens accurately though, which was key with the volume of names to be painted.
The launch party was wonderfully festive, with bubbly, canapés and a jazz band.
I apologise for my grubby hands, but metallic ink, you know....
And here is a selection of baubles;