My name is Claire and I am the lady behind the letters.
Being from the Gulf Coast I speak with a strong Southern accent. I have an affinity for vintage culture. I enjoy listening to others. I often find myself reflecting back on life and the lessons I have or will learn . I enjoy writing. I am most proud of helping to make people feel less alone using depth of spirit as a shelter from the storms of life and how we are all interrelated. I believe in correcting injustice.
I love to make people laugh. Philosophically I subscribe to a very simple theory: follow the golden rule. The thing I remember most often is that I am privileged to be able to live a free and authentic life. Free to be myself. Remembering the value of what I am grateful for, supporting others on their own journey. I never forget the many people who had to pay with their freedom for something we now sometimes take for granted.
Being surrounded by interesting & eclectic people gives me energy. The real authenticity that cannot be duplicated or manufactured helped me come up with the name “The Peculiar Ink” along with a story about someone describing themselves as a peculiar child. I recognized that feeling well and felt a quintessential desire to incorporate that into my work. The word “peculiar” is defined simultaneously as strange or odd & particular and special. My art is for those who have ever felt the same.
The journey to professional freelancing began in 2016 and with patience and persistence I have become dedicated to the lost art of calligraphy and hand lettering. I enjoy creating a timeless and elegant aesthetic while at the same time maintaining a sense of surprise. Good vibes go a long way in my book. Working with fun people who don't take life too seriously (but know the project is always done best when done right) is my greatest passion.
I strongly believe in living and letting live. If we work together we will enjoy a collaborative approach to the process or… for those who prefer, I am always happy to take the creative ‘helm of the ship’ and guide us until we properly articulate the project in mind.
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