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About Me

I am a University of Kansas graduate and an avid Jayhawks fan living in McKinney, Texas.  I am married to my college sweetheart and have two beautiful boys, two equally beautiful daughter-in-law's and a precious grand baby girl.

I've always had a love of lettering and artsy things, but it was during my oldest son's engagement that I was first exposed to calligraphy and the world of custom wedding stationery.  

I was captivated with the beauty and grace of our names dancing across that envelope and decided then and there that I would pursue learning that skill so I could address my younger son's wedding invitations when he got engaged. 

The almost ancient quality of calligraphy, writing by hand, dipping my pen in ink and carefully forming each stroke with intention and precision; it brings me such peace and joy. I fell forever in love.

Several years, classes, and hours upon hours of practice later, I did calligraphy my son and his bride's envelopes.  I also designed their invitation suite, their programs, menus, place cards, seating chart and table numbers.  It was so fulfilling and such a thrill for me.  

Out of a love for calligraphy, Crescent Moon has blossomed and branched out to invitation design, home and venue portraits, and custom commissions.  I am honored and humbled to be able to do what I love and create unique and special things for my clients. 

When I am not writing, drawing or painting, I might be decorating my home, taking a walk through my beloved neighborhood in downtown McKinney, reading a good book or watching a football, basketball or hockey game!  And most likely a very creamy cup of coffee or a cocktail is involved!

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