About

About Dear Darling Calligraphy & Co: 

I started Dear Darling during a time in my life when there were a lot of things that I couldn't make sense of.  During this season, I realized how important words were to me.  There would be these little phrases that would keep ringing in my ears, phrases that my heart would cling to, to get through challenging days and fearful moments.  There were song lyrics, book quotes, lines from friends' letters, and words impressed in my heart during prayer, that seemed to hold my entire world intact during that challenging time. Words are only words, but the change they can affect, and the hope they can cultivate is powerful. Words have undoubtedly altered the course of many lives, and I can certainly testify of that in my own.

 

Why calligraphy?

I've always been really particular about writing my letters. They always struck me as having such individual characters, and I remember as a young girl learning to write, that it was almost like I saw E as one kind of fellow and L as such a different one. I sound crazy. But I remember being SO excited when I was learning to write, and feeling like I got to kind of create these characters on the page. That developed into a love of words, a love of reading, a love of writing, and a love of script.