Hello darlings! I’m Lisa! I’m the chocolate-obsessed, nature, herb, and crystal loving calligrapher behind greylily calligraphy & design! I have a deep love for Jesus, my family, and all things historical. Thank you for stopping by, I am SO excited to meet you!!
I will never forget the day my mother gave me my first fountain pen as a ten-year-old. It sparked an interest that stayed with me throughout my life. I’ve had a love for handwriting for as long as I can remember, and was always fascinated with how beautifully my precious grandmother would write.
My interest in handwriting never waned, nor my love of the arts. As I got older, I realized the older generations had been taught penmanship- based on a form of calligraphy. I took several art classes in high school and college, but went in the direction of science in college, & graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Criminology. After graduation and starting a family, my interest in calligraphy re-awakened. I began researching the foundations of writing itself, then the history of calligraphy (meaning “beautiful writing”), and that led me take courses in calligraphy.
My contemporary hand is derived from the courses I took from I Still Love Calligraphy which were offered by Melissa Esplin, as well as courses offered on Creativebug by Maybelle Imasa Stukuls, and many other calligrapher’s offerings via online course work HERE – as well as self-taught book education.
I take pride in being a self-made creative. I take education very seriously, and have spent many years researching the business practices for the art in which I love and choose to instill my energy and passion into. It is based in the traditional hand of copperplate calligraphy, and is honed from the modern calligraphy of today, as well as a bit from the hands of past masters.
I continue to research, study, learn, and practice this beautiful art form while raising my two most precious gifts; my children- Grey and Lily- in our beautiful mountains of east – Tennessee. I want to instill in them what it is to pursue their dreams, to never forget the true love of what is in their hearts…
Neglect not the gift that is in thee… 1 Timothy 4:14
With a deep love of history and the foundations of elegant writing, my fonts are rooted in the historical foundations of Copperplate calligraphy. This pointed pen “writing” is much loved for its elegance and universal appeal as a beautiful hand. As a member of Letter Writers Alliance and IAMPETH (International Association of Master Penman and Teachers of Handwriting), I am committed to the continued preservation and education of this beautiful art form.