Nice to meet you! I'm Chelsea
I was the kind of kid who was into fancy words. I didn't just like them, I loved seeking new words out and trying to implement them. There was never enough vocabulary to sate my interest. . I moved to Seattle in 2017 with my husband and two dogs, and turned to the art world to meet new friends. On a whim, I enrolled in a copperplate calligraphy class. Words suddenly were not just stocked full of charm and meaning, they could elicit a new levels of emotion when written in different styles PLUS it looked fancy! I was (am) hooked!
Since beginning on the penmanship path, I have become a member of the International Association of Master Penmen, Engrossers and Teachers of Handwriting and been fortunate to study under some of the world's most celebrated calligraphers. They continue to encourage my growth into new scripts and ways of designing the stationery and gifts you see in my shop.
Magnolia Marks Studio began during the Pandemic of 2020. What better way to bring others together while socially distancing than through cards? I wanted a way to make calligraphy an everyday option - not just something reserved for highly formal occasions. I wanted to showcase the broad range of scripts with a spirited approach to fun. I love getting up in the mornings, knowing my day will be filled with creating memorable items for people that reflect what really should be said. Taking a legacy art form and a dash of modernity to bring about smiles; what could be better?