Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Someone I'd like you to meet

Today I want to introduce you to someone who has, as they say, more talent in her little finger than I have in my entire body. Someone who is creative, thoughtful, and well-travelled. Someone who loves God, deeply.

This person is an artist extrodinaire who, in the past few years, has gotten into calligraphy. So well has she "dabbled" in this medium, in fact, that last year she won the prestigious Newberry Purchase Award for one of her pieces during the annual Chicago Calligraphy Collective juried art show.

She has studied with some of the world's foremost calligraphers. (Ever heard of Timothy Botts?) And last year, as a result of the Newberry Award, she travelled to Brugges, Belgium to study calligraphy there.

Believe me, this girl can make beautiful letters!

Please meet my sister-in-law, Julie Wildman. She has started her own blog recently where she highlights some of her work and you can check it out by clicking here.

I have a couple of Julie's pieces hanging in my house (including the one in the picture above), and I absolutely love them. If you'd like to have a couple of Julie's pieces hanging in YOUR house, you can contact her through her blog to purchase them.

And if you'd like to see some beautiful calligraphic work in person, you can visit the Newberry Library in Chicago through March 28 to see the Chicago Calligraphy Collective juried art show.

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