I was born on a snowy Christmas night many years ago. As a child, I loved to write and make little books and cards for my dolls. At the University of Nevada, I studied math, then political science and geography, and finally, art! I also went to England where I was in the fine arts program at Croydon College of Art and Design. In 1981, I opened my studio, the Silent Hand Scriptorium in Reno, Nevada, and am celebrating my 38th year of calligraphy as my vocation and avocation. I do commissioned work, and teach lettering and related book arts and card classes around the world. Teaching and sharing what I love are very important to me.