Fears, conquered!

From Errin Haines Whack

"I'm in love with stationery and all things written, but for years, I've been too intimidated to learn modern calligraphy! Earlier this month, I spent a lovely afternoon in Middleburg, Va., where I took a class taught by the very patient and extremely talented Michele Hatty Fritz of Meant to Be Calligraphy based in Alexandria.

Her studio name is very fitting: Unbeknownst to me before I signed up for this class, I learned that Michele is a recovering journalist who also held a lifelong passion for lettering. Within a few hours, she helped me to face my fears and demystify this art.  Lesson learned: Live the life you imagine! 

My penmanship is still a work in progress, but as I suspected I would be, I'm very glad I did this. I love writing and this has already become a soothing release for me. "

Abigail McConnell