Marilyn's background as a Calligrapher and an Artist
Marilyn took courses in commercial art from the "Famous Artists School" in Westport, Connecticut. She worked as a graphic artist; while raising her children she did free lance artwork She became interested in Calligraphy and took a course from the University of Wisconsin. She has been doing calligraphy and teaching calligraphy for over 25 years. Marilyn also does fine arts paintings, drawings and photography which she incorporates into the encouragement gifts you will find on this website.
While she managed a bookstore and Art Studio in Monroe Wisconsin people asked her to letter Scripture verses and poems. She began combining drawings and artwork with the calligraphy. During a particularly difficult time in her life she was encouraged through a message Tony Campolo delivered and was inspired to write the poem, "It's Friday but Sunday's Coming". She lettered the poem in Calligraphy and created artwork to enhance it. Her husband made plaques and frames and gave her work to persons going through various crises. These persons were encouraged by the hope and comfort they received
For the past 25 years Marilyn has continued to create sketches, original paintings, and new "Pieces of Calligraphy and has also taught the art of beautiful handwriting., drawing, and painting. Thousands of people have found comfort and hope through the scriptures poems, and sayings which are at the heart of each of her original calligraphy art prints. "It's Friday but Sunday's Coming", and the, "I AM" are particularly helpful to persons going through various crises when it is difficult to know what to give them.
Marilyn and her husband moved to Mauldin, South Carolina in December of 2002 . She and her husband opened a home based business which they can work in together. Her focus will be continuing to incorporate her artwork and calligraphy to help people who want something unique custom and personalized to give on a special day or occasion . Her Husband Jim will do custom framing and matting.
It is Marilyn's hope that you will find encouragement as you come back again and again to read and enjoy ; and that you may be helped to encourage a loved one through her original artwork.