If you believe in reincarnation, I must have been a monk-scribe in a former life! How else can this love for hand-drawn letters be explained?
As a fashion designer-in-training, calligraphy was an option I took in my final year. Since then, practising and teaching the art of beautiful writing has been one of my major occupations.
For more than twenty years, I have been giving calligraphy courses to adults and children in the south of France, where I now reside. I particularly like working in places steeped in medieval history (like the Chartreuse at Villeneuve lez Avignon) or in classrooms where kids are positively insatiable when it comes to learning to use pen and ink or other traditional tools such as the calame.
Online classes are now the main activity of the non-profit group that I preside.