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!

Monday, February 6, 2012

The Highgrove

Went to the Highgrove in Fuquay-Varina this past weekend with my Partner in Crime, Jessica. She is also a calligrapher and has her expertise with the pointed pen.

The Highgrove was having an Open House for any and all Brides and Grooms to see. My son, Stewart, and his Bride, Kristen, were married there. I am quite biased as to the loveliness of this venue, the taste of the food catered by their House Chefs, and how easy all of the staff are to work with.

If anyone out there is still not decided on where to make their Wedding a magical one, look no further! You will be saying your vows under a heavenly canopy with the reflections of the lake behind you. If you are lucky enough, like Stewart and Kristen, a full moon will rise right in the midst of it all!

Oh, and btw, if you want your personal Fairytale to go along with your event, let me know! Or any calligraphic lettering you might need - envelopes, seating charts, menus, invitations, save the dates, etc.

Visit my other blog at http://www.aflourishedtale.blogspot.com/
And visit Jessica's at http://www.theobliquepen.com/

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