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Random Calligraphy Thoughts


It wasn’t until September 2009 that I discovered calligraphy was part of my personal history. I’ve always loved letters; finding out that my great-great grandfather was a sign painter in Ogden, Utah made me love them more. It was like I was destined to love calligraphy. I can’t describe how perfectly timed that gift was. It was like God was telling me that calligraphy was what I was meant to do. It gave me more direction in my life.


Since getting more involved in calligraphy, I’ve felt even more validated that I’m supposed to be here. Over the summer I attended a calligraphy conference. Spending a week with some of the world’s most amazing calligraphers was incredible and eye-opening.

In art school, I felt like I was somewhat of an outcast because I was in the strange gap between commercial and fine art. My professors nearly failed my BFA final show because it was “too commercial”. It bothered me that they couldn’t see that commercial art can be fine art.

I feel like calligraphy strikes that harmonious balance. The people in the calligraphy community get it, too. There’s a shared love for modern and traditional, commercial and fine art, formal and casual. I love that.


Here’s a little birthday card I made for my cousin. It’s no fine art piece, but it required the creative process in order to complete. And isn’t that what creating art is about at the end of the day?

What art will you be creating?

So Yummy I Could Eat It

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Pretty Handsome Paper

[insert teenybopper screaming here]

If you haven’t gandered at the sponsor section of the blog, I really suggest you take a peek. One of my great friends, Karisa, has gorgeous design coming out of her ears and she makes some of the most beautiful wedding invitations I’ve ever seen. Of course their beauty is increased exponentially by the yumminess of letterpress and juicy paper. I’m drooling. I can’t tell you how giddy I was when she gave me this incredible stack of stationery! It’s just so gorgeous. Thank you, Karisa, for the goodies! I can’t wait to use one of the calling cards!

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