I am a self-taught calligrapher, immersing myself in the art after leaving a career in communications and government relations. I've had a fascination with script and typography for as long as I can remember, receiving my first calligraphy set on my tenth birthday. I taught cursive for many years in my earlier career as a third grade teacher. I still use the methods I used to instruct in the classroom with perfecting and refining my own work today. I have a fine arts degree in art history and studio art and a certification in graphic design from the Corcoran College of Art + Design. I currently live in Old Town Alexandria with my best friend, Griswold, a 7-year old Shichon. I hope my calligraphy makes you as happy as it does for me to create it for you!