My mom enrolled me in a calligraphy class in a summer program when I was in 5th grade. I thought it was pretty cool, but all it really meant for me was that I ended up lettering the certificates for everything important that ever happened to me from that point forward… my whole 6th grade class graduation certificates… all the 1st communion certificates… and then there was confirmation certificates… the list goes on. It wasn’t until after college that I really, really began to enjoy calligraphy and lettering as a passion. That’s when I began to play with the calligraphy I’d learned as a little girl and to develop my style to make it mine. I like it when things look a little less than perfect–a little quirky, a little mix of modern and vintage all at the same time. I try to emulate that emotion in my calligraphy–fancyish, but really approachable.