I have been a calligrapher for 45 years, in many parts of the field. At first, I fell in love with the abstract art of the page and architecture of the letters. Then I learned the nuts and bolts of my craft, by filling in diplomas, addressing wedding invitations, and teaching beginners. Now, I create art, write books about history and technique, and give talks about many topics related to writing. I've also digressed to write about handwritten correspondence and spoken communication as well. Connecting with people through words is what matters; pen and ink is my favorite way.