I grew up in Raleigh at a time when the nuns taught at Our Lady Of Lourdes. They lived out back of the school and wore those imposing yet Holy Habits that commanded your adoration, attention, and, quite frankly, your fear. So, when they asked you to "sit up straight" with your "feet flat on the floor" and compose your letters properly according to the Palmer Method of Handwriting, you did just that! I believe it was at that impressionable age that I became infatuated with the formation of letters. When I was introduced to calligraphy in 1978, it was no wonder I fell in love with this beautiful art form. My first taste of the calligraphic world lasted no longer than one hour. The instructor turned a piece of chalk on its edge to form calligraphic works of art from A to Z on the chalkboard. That was that! But it was all I needed to fire the embers that had been sparked in elementary school. Watching the slow, rhythmical shaping of those letters was like listening to classical music. It was not until 1997 that I enrolled in my first formal calligraphy class. Boy, were my eyes opened! I knew I had a lifelong road of learning ahead of me. It's been 38 years since that white piece of chalk was laid on its side. I am still learning. Come learn with me!

Thursday, May 20, 2010


Do you have a wedding coming up? If you are thinking of adding an elegant touch to your Wedding Invitations, I'd love for you to consider Kerrlligraphy. Having had two of my children married within the past few years, and the last one in the process, I know how much time and work it takes to make the Bride and Groom's dreams come true! Each Wedding Invitation Envelope you send out makes a first impression. When your guests see their names lettered in beautiful Copperplate, they will know they are in for a treat! Or you may choose a fun and colorful Brush Lettering style. Whatever suits your fancy! Let me help you make your Bride's dream a reality! Send me an email or post a comment here on my blog. Let's get together!


  1. Kerr, I love your new banner. It is just beautiful!!!

  2. thanks, mary! it was a fun one to work on!

  3. agreed! it's wonderful. and i love the new tagline.

    wait, jorm's engaged? why didn't i know about this?

    and just a warning that i'd love to work with you when we actually start planning something.