Today a woman brought me a small certificate that had been presented without the name and date being filled in. She had purchased a lovely silver frame, and wanted the name written artistically. Cindy had shopped at Michael’s for a calligraphy pen, only to realize that there is more to hand lettering than just having a certain tool. Then she contacted the Yellow pages listings, but each of these brought only frustration. She reported wasting her time talking to businesses that handle commercial accounts, require a minimum of $30, or provide machine fonts, not hand written words.
Her hunt continued for a reasonably priced calligrapher. When a paper goods store provided my name from their file, Cindy got her happy ending. She exchanged a five dollar bill for the result she envisioned. Cindy left my studio pleased with a framable award.