Testimonials

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“I want to thank Lindsey again for the wonderful impact she has had on me.  Since I met Lindsey, I knew I wanted to work with her.  If there is one word to describe Lindsey, it is grace. 

I love Lindsey’s style of teaching, her soft and caring demeanor, her way of encouraging and empowering and the effort she puts forth in making each class unique and special. She even made it seem like a warm social event

I immensely enjoyed taking a class with Lindsey at the Port Townsend School of the Arts in June 2018.  It was the highlight of my summer and time actually spent since I've moved to Port Townsend.  I love to learn.  I love to nourish my love of letter writing.  I cannot tell you how much I looked forward each week to Lindsey’s unique classes.  Each of the weeks I experienced new techniques and opportunities in writing.  I loved the practice of calligraphy, the carefully chosen papers and the culmination in making envelopes from templates provided was a highlight. I reproduced each and every one.  

I love Lindsey’s style of teaching, her soft and caring demeanor, her way of encouraging and empowering and the effort she puts forth in making each class unique and special. She even made it seem like a warm social event. Her paper treasures are outstanding; I speak that as a paper collector of items from all over the world.  Since Lindsey’s class, I have found myself searching for more nibs, pulling out my own papers, desiring constantly to practice, and turning anything paper into an envelope!

I most greatly look forward to joining the next class Lindsey teaches.  Whoever takes Lindsey’s unique classes, surely will be able to better embrace letter writing, both in content and style. The class is a priceless gem. Thank you so very much. Soli dei gloria.” -Dr. Dolores Jacoby

 
 
 
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"Oh, the art of calligraphy is like painting a beautiful sunset in words. Lindsey brings out the beauty in this ancient art form with passion, grace and skill. In times of constant rushing and digital typing, her class is an oasis of mindfulness and practice. I enjoyed every minute of her company and her teachings." 

-Thais Oliveira

 
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“Class was so fun! I really had to dial down my excitement otherwise I would have been bouncing off the walls and overwhelming everyone. Letters, writing and lovely curlicues--what's not to love. I also appreciate the light and energy Lindsey brings with her.”

-Shelly Shinjo

 
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 What a Great Delight to have Lindsey here and for me (and all) able to experience her and her vast trove of talent, with which she is so generous!  What Luck!!!
— Rachel Gaspers
 

"As a poet, I have always loved beautiful writing. Not just and sound and meaning of words, but also how they appear on a page. I write my poems in long hand first before I type them into technology. I had dabbled in calligraphy over the years using books from the library and pens I purchased in art supply stores. I had been taught penmanship, the Palmer cursive method, as a fifth grader, a class I enjoyed.

I was immediately drawn to her art and words by her vibrant presence. Her style of calligraphy was the artistic and spiritual practice I had been searching for.
— Joanne Clarkson

I met Lindsey at the Port Townsend Farmer’s Market when we moved here this past spring. I was immediately drawn to her art and words by her vibrant presence. Right way I sensed she could teach me to make my writing beautiful on the page, and that her style of calligraphy was the artistic and spiritual practice I had been searching for.

My private lessons are everything I imagined them to be and much more. Lindsey provided the tools and the patterns, a specific style of calligraphy that I was drawn to and felt I could master. There was no pressure or sense of ‘right’ or ‘wrong.’ Lindsey encourages creativity. All her suggestions are positive and aimed at making the student feel confident and proud of whatever they accomplish. I felt a measure of success almost immediately and sensed how much more calligraphy could enrich my life. I chose private lessons because I wanted to make progress more quickly and was grateful for the peaceful time spent with a dedicated mentor.

Practicing my calligraphy has created the most calming, meditative moments I have experienced in years. I am so thankful for Lindsey’s careful, educated guidance. Calligraphy is now something I look forward to and have incorporated into my daily life."

-Joanne Clarkson, Poet and retired Registered Nurse