thank you for your curiosity about The Peculiar Ink.  My name is Claire and I am the lady behind the letters. 

How shall I begin? I’m Claire and I speak with a strong southern accent being from the Gulf Coast.  I have an affinity for vintage culture.  I'm almost always long winded and enjoy listening and telling stories.


I love to make people laugh, many times at my own expense.  In terms of philosophy, I subscribe to a very simple theory: follow the golden rule.  

The journey to blend my skills in calligraphy & hand lettering began in 2016 and with patience and persistence I have become dedicated to the lost art.

The thing I remember most often is that I am privileged to be able to live a free and authentic life.  

Why ‘Peculiar’? Of all of the most interesting people I know, they represent the real authenticity that cannot be duplicated or manufactured.  Peculiar is a term that has a stigma of “not fitting in" -- this is for those who have ever felt the same.

I enjoy creating a timeless and elegant aesthetic while at the same time maintaining a sense of surprise, keeping good vibes. Working with fun people who don't take life too seriously (but know the project must be done right) definitely helps. 

I strongly believe in living and letting live.  The old quote that '“a rising tide lifts all boats” speaks to me. These are some of the reasons I look forward to working with you on your next unique project and we will enjoy a collaborative approach to the process.

To inquire about specific projects, please check out the Inquire page to request a quote or gather more information.

Well, if you want to sing out, sing out
And if you want to be free, be free
’Cause there’s a million things to be
You know that there are

And if you want to live high, live high
And if you want to live low, live low
’Cause there’s a million ways to go
You know that there are
— Cat Stevens / Yusef Islam
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