R  E  Y  L  I  L  Y

    fine art calligraphy 

 
 

Hi! I'm Lisa, the calligrapher behind greylily calligraphy 


design! Thank you for stopping by! I will never forget 


the day my mother gave me my first fountain pen as a 


ten-year-old. It sparked an interest that stayed with me 


throughout my life. I've had a love for writing for as long 


as can remember, and was always fascinated with how 


beautifully my grandmother would write. As I got older, 


realized the older generations had been taught penmanship- 


based on a form of calligraphy...




My interest in writing never waned, nor my love of the arts. I 


took several art classes in high school and college, but went in the direction of science 


in college, & graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Criminology. After graduation and 


starting a family, my interest in calligraphy re-awakened. I began researching the 


foundations of writing itself, then the history of calligraphy (meaning "beautiful 


writing"), and that led me take courses in calligraphy. 




My contemporary hand is derived from the courses I took from calligraphy.org which 


were offered by Melissa Esplin, as well as courses offered on Creativebug by Maybelle  


Stukuls, and many other calligrapher's offerings via online course work as well as self- 


taught book education. 




I take pride in being a self-made creative. I take education very seriously, and have spent 


many years researching the business practices for the art in which I love and choose to 


instill my energy and passion into. It is based in the traditional hand of copperplate 


calligraphy, and is honed from the modern calligraphy of today, as well as a bit from the 


hands of past masters. I pour over the masters beautiful historical exemplars from the 


past, and interpret them for how we use calligraphy today in my work as well.




I continue to research, study, learn, and practice this beautiful art form while raising my   


two most precious gifts; my children; Grey and Lily, in our beautiful mountains of east- 


Tennessee. I want to instill in them what it is to pursue their dreams, to never forget the 


true love of what is in their hearts...  





Neglect not the gift that is in you...  1 Timothy 4:14 






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WHY US?

With a deep love of history and the foundations of elegant writing, my fonts are rooted 


in the historical foundations of Copperplate calligraphy. This pointed pen "writing" is 


much loved for its elegance and universal appeal as a beautiful hand. 




As a member of Letter Writers Alliance and IAMPETH (International Association of 


Master Penman and Teachers of Handwriting), I am committed to the continued 


preservation and education of this beautiful art form.



 
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