After spending most of my childhood dreaming about becoming an artist, I grew up, went to school, got married, had babies, and became a...(drumroll)...nurse. While nursing was fulfilling in many ways, a part of me always felt that there was something else that I should be doing. The feeling that I'm late for something that I couldn't figure out, at a place that I couldn't find. I have always enjoyed creating artistic lettering. One day, while on maternity leave, I was perusing Pinterest for beautiful calligraphy instead of doing laundry and it hit me: Calligraphy was the thing. The passion I've always had but could never put my finger on. I took the hard road, as I sometimes do, and taught myself the art of calligraphy without ever taking a class or cracking a book. It was a long, winding road but I finally ended up at my destination (or destiny) and began my own calligraphy business in 2012.
Now I am happily surrounded by art supplies, lovely paper, inks and watercolors. I've traded in scrubs and lab paperwork for ink covered hands and bouncing, excited bride-to-bes and I could not be more full of joy because of it! I love every minute of working with clients to design and create beautiful, timeless details for some of the most important events in their lives.
Betsy lives in NW Arkansas. She serves clients worldwide. Her work has been seen on Countryliving.com, Weddingwire.com, WeddingChannel.com,
OneWed.com, Southern Bride Magazine, Weddings in Arkansas, The Wedding Post of Arkansas, The Fete Blog, thetrendybride.net
Also featured in print in Country Living Magazine (Dec 2016), At Home Arkansas Wedding Magazine, Arkansas Bride Magazine, and Southern Bride Magazine.
Teaches students 10 and up
Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Teaching since 2014
- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I have been a professional calligrapher for 7 years and have been teaching calligraphy for 5 years. During that time, I have provided services for over 250 weddings and special events.
Not only will you build a strong foundation for your calligraphy skills through our lessons together, but we can also discuss how to start and grow your own calligraphy business in advanced lessons.
In the beginner lessons, will go over the very basics, including supplies, dipping the pen in ink, pressure and flow, and basic letter forms. We will keep things as simple as possible as you learn to hold and maneuver the calligraphy pen.
In continued and more advanced lessons, we will add to your existing knowledge and skill level by working on different calligraphy styles, mediums, and supplies together.
With every one on one session together, the lessons will be catered to your skill level and your specific area of interest as these will change as you continue to practice on your own. I'm excited to work with you and see your progress!
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