Barbara Close is an internationally known calligrapher and designer of many years. Her home studio is located in southern California. Looking at her work you can tell that she thoroughly enjoys her creative passion with exhilaration and playful experimentations with many mixed media. She has designed greeting cards for Marcel Schurman which now has a division as Papyrus; a logo for Somerset Studio Magazine & a calligraphic font cartridge for ProvoCraft’s Cricut die cut machine. She has also taught previously at Ghost Ranch and several International Lettering Conferences. Her work continues to inspire and grow with a philosophy of “Follow Your Heart” and unlock that passion within.