Forest Hill, Maryland, United States
Welcome to Signs of Elegance ~~ where words and phrases become art! Specializing in handcrafted word art typography signs!
Wood signs, wall art, wall decor, wall hangings,handmade, handcrafted, word art, typography, customized gift, personalized gift, painting, drawing, photography, interior design, home decor
Skills and Techniques
Each sign is painted on pine board (no vinyl lettering) and finished with a sawtooth hanger~~ready to display in your home. We usually do not 'distress' our signs to make them appear older/vintage (but will do that upon request)...and we do not try to correct natural wood markings, knots etc. as we feel this adds to the character of our signs.
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Get to Know
Please enjoy browsing around our studio! If you have any questions about our signs, or custom work, please contact us! I have always enjoyed crafting...I love finding something I like, and trying to make it myself! I fell in love with the look of subway art, and wood signs in general, years ago. I wanted an elegant look, and sentimental sayings...and when I could not find exactly what I wanted, I made it! I have been making signs for myself and family and friends for a while...usually as gifts. About a year ago, a friend who owns a local boutique, had a customer who had an idea for a sign that she wanted for her family room. I was asked if I could make it.... After making that sign, we put a few in the boutique to see how they would sell, and the rest is history :) We now have a wonderful local following! I also hope to incorporate some of my own original artwork with them.
My husband and I have 2 wonderful college aged children, so we are, I guess, empty nesters! We have 2 black Labs. And 2 horses that I train and show in local and regional dressage shows. We live in northern central MD. I am an RN, currently work in staff education as a Clinical Educator at a local hospital.
Along with my Signs of elegance business, I also own Forest Hill Soaps , specializing in handcrafted soaps and lotions made with natural ingredients!
My inspiration: Everything :) Really :) The ideas for the signs normally are sparked by a conversation, or a book, or a quote. I like taking words and phrases with a central theme and creating a sign with them. Sometimes an idea comes from a special request~~ that is how the wedding signs were created.
I think my favorite pieces are the Our House Rules and the Be Happy signs...
I have been making signs for myself and family and friends for a while...usually as gifts. About a year ago, a friend who owns a local boutique, had a customer who had an idea for a sign that she wanted for her family room. I was asked if I could make it.... After making that sign, we put a few in the boutique to see how they would sell, and the rest is history :)
Bio Photo Gallery
This is our 'At the Seashore' Word art sign with beach scene.
Custom sign made for the Raven's fan---will make a sign for any NFL team!
Simple, elegant and one of my favorites!
Our House Rules Word Art ....undoubtedly one of our most popular signs....