Hi. I’m Mandy. Pleased to make your acquaintance.
Nope. I’m not Myrtle (nor Lloyd). They were my grandparents – a perfect testament to enduring love and a great meditation to ponder as I’m inking wedding invitations and ceremony programs into the wee hours.
I have been doing calligraphy professionally for over ten years, and have had a paintbrush in my hand for as long as I can remember. (Somewhere there exists a picture of me, at age 3, holding one and simultaneously lifting my turtleneck to show off my belly button – it was a very well-formed belly button and I was quite proud.)
I have had the pleasure of working with clients such as The Ritz-Carlton hotel via Brighten My Day, LoveLeigh Invitations, Weddings and Wellies, The Atlanta Food & Wine Festival, and many others. My work has appeared in various national publications and websites. I am also a member of IAMPETH (the International Association of Master Penmen, Engrossers, and Teachers of Handwriting).
I feel absolutely giddy to be doing what I love for a living, and find the most joy in making people get that “You totally got what I wanted! feeling.
My husband, Freckled Boy and I live in a cozy lakeside town just outside Atlanta with one not-so-smart, but pretty adorable kitty, named Molly. We pass our time trying small-batch Bourbons, playing Scrabble and competing for who has the most mismatched socks.
It’s a good life.