About the artist

About the artist

My initiation into the world of calligraphy began with an introduction to Italic using a broad edge fountain pen. The beauty and ease of lettering with that simple tool hooked me immediately.  I have been practicing the art and craft of calligraphy ever since.  

Lettering is a meditative experience for me.  Hand lettering is a slow process with rhythm and flow.  It takes time and never results in a “perfect” letter, word or layout.  What we see in our mind’s eye can rarely be duplicated on paper. It is the process which is meaningful.

 

After retiring from laboratory work three years ago, I now have time to donate to those in need. My favorite caregiving activity is volunteer work with a local crisis ministry whose mission is to help my neighbors who are experiencing financial hardships and food insecurity. 

For fun, I enjoy reading, urban hiking, bike riding on greenways, walking on beaches, collecting sea shells, cooking and spending time with my family.  My guilty pleasure is Instagram!  I love seeing posts from calligraphers all over the globe. 

My initiation into the world of calligraphy began with an introduction to Italic using a broad edge fountain pen. The beauty and ease of lettering with that simple tool hooked me immediately.  I have been practicing the art and craft of calligraphy ever since.  

Lettering is a meditative experience for me.  Hand lettering is a slow process with rhythm and flow.  It takes time and never results in a “perfect” letter, word or layout.  What we see in our mind’s eye can rarely be duplicated on paper. It is the process which is meaningful.

 

After retiring from laboratory work three years ago, I now have time to donate to those in need. My favorite caregiving activity is volunteer work with a local crisis ministry whose mission is to help my neighbors who are experiencing financial hardships and food insecurity. 

For fun, I enjoy reading, urban hiking, bike riding on greenways, walking on beaches, collecting sea shells, cooking and spending time with my family.  My guilty pleasure is Instagram!  I love seeing posts from calligraphers all over the globe. 

This is a video of my hand actually writing a title for this video.  The talented young lady who made the video is Julianna Thomas.  Watch it all the way to the end.  It is fascinating!  

 

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Compassion is not a virtue, it is a commitment.

Brene Brown

Compassion is not a virtue, it is a commitment.

Brene Brown