Hand Lettering Workshop with Justine Ma

If you’ve been following us on Instagram you’ll likely have seen snippets of a special event we hosted recently. We were beyond THRILLED to  to have a Hand Lettering Workshop with the one and only Justine Ma a few days ago. If you are local to Edmonton, you’ve no doubt heard of this lovely and talented lady, or seen her incredible work at Plum Home + Designjustinema.ca or various makers markets around the city. We have been dying to do a workshop with Justine for YEARS and were literally over the moon when she agreed to do this with us!


There could not have been a more perfect way to celebrate the launch of our new website! We had such a wonderful afternoon with a fantastic group of ladies sipping bubbles, noshing on delicious bites and learning from Justine!




Although we River City Sisters are nowhere near professional calligrapher status, Justine has a knack for explaining the basics in a way that is easy to understand and practice. Justine so kindly encourages everyone individually, allowing people to play to their own unique strengths and writing styles. If you ever have the opportunity- we highly recommend registering for one of her workshops! Even if you think your writing is “chicken scratch” or feel your artistic abilities are limited, you may be surprised to see your inner calligrapher shine through after a couple of hours with Justine!


After our lesson and a bit of practicing we made these adorable note tags- perfect to attach to a good bottle of vino or on a gift!


Delicious Eats:  Strawberry-Spinach Skewers, Veggie Crudites in Prosciutto Cups, Pretzel Bites from Zwicks and homemade Gluten- Free, Vegan Pretzel Bites here.


Mouthwatering Lemon flavored Cake from Sugared and Spiced, and Macaroons from Contessa. We absolutely LOVE our River City Sisters Cake topper from Engravables Design Studio.


Gorgeous Florals courtesy of Fabloomosity , our Epic Hashtag sign via Engravables Design Studio.

Amazing Watermelon Flavored Cotton Candy from Sugar Mountain Cotton Candy + Prosecco made for the perfect Signature Cocktail!

GORGEOUS Place custom place cards made by the Queen of Calligraphy herself, Justine Ma!

What’s a Girls Afternoon without a Group Selfie??

A HUGE thanks to Justine, our lovely vendor partners and our fantastic #girlsquad for making this celebration so magical!

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