Today’s wedding calligrapher interview is with Starla Snead of Designs by Starla based in Bolingbrook, IL! Enjoy:
Tell us about your company and how you got started.
My journey into calligraphy began 14 years ago as a way for me to transition into my role as a stay-at-home mother. In my ‘previous life,’ I was an Environmental Trainer who regularly traveled the state of West Virginia. I was not used to staying at home, much less caring for children. This was as good a time as any for a new beginning!
Although I had always enjoyed painting and doodling, I didn’t consider myself creative. Then I saw an ad in the local paper for a watercolor flower class that was sponsored by the West Virginia Calligraphers Guild. It was extremely inspiring! I joined the Guild in 2002 and became a class junky – my creativity was finally being unleashed in a constructive manner! Through the Guild, I was able to study with some of the best calligraphers and artists in the world.
Read the full interview after the cut!