There is a huge pleasure in writing a letter, putting it in an envelope and sticking the stamp on it. And huge pleasure in receiving real letters, too.
I am Karissa O’Keefe-Young, the calligrapher behind Pretty Written Things. I live in small town in South Carolina with my husband, cocker spaniel chihuahua mix named Pooch, and two cats. I specialize in envelope addressing as well as other day of paper goods for weddings and special events. My favorite types of items to work on are the small, intimate ones that can be held.
My calligraphy styles are based on my study of Copperplate, Engrosser’s Script, Spencerian, and modern styles. I am a member of The International Association of Master Penmen, Engrossers and Teachers of Handwriting, and have taken classes with Master Penman Harvest Crittenden, as well as Michael Ward, Suzanne Cunningham, and Anne Elser.
photos by Jessica Hunt Photography