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!

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Online Classes Now!!!

I now have two classes online that anyone can sign up for and take!

When you sign up for Copperplate for Beginners, you get Copperplate Advanced Capitals for FREE! This is a great offer. Copperplate for Beginners has 21 Sessions, each under 20 minutes. And you get 10 Handouts which include exemplars for Lowercase Letterforms, Uppercase Letterforms, Stroke Sequence, etc.

Once you sign up, your class is open to you for a whole year! So, you can learn as fast or as slow as your time permits. And you can watch the videos over and over and over.

Plus, you can ask me any questions you might have, and get personal with the teacher!

Hope to see you there!


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