GREETINGS | about sarah pearl


Sarah Pearl Studio | Fine Art Calligraphy

my vulnerable side

I am blessed to be a mother to 5 awesome kids, wife to a very patient and handsome man, and daughter of a loving Father. I know, I know, this might seem like an unusual place for me to mention my faith, but I see God's hand woven through all aspects of my life. I know there are those with different life experiences, and that's ok! But for me personally, I can't separate it from anything good that's ever happened to me - it literally sums up "about me" perfectly! Like Paul, "I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ," simply because it has brought me incredible peace, joy, and meaning. I believe all gifts and talents come from Him and He has made more of me than I ever could on my own. The happiness I feel when I'm creating has enriched my life so much, I'd feel guilty if I didn't recognize the role He has played in getting me this far. It is my hope that when people see my work, they see it as a reflection of God's love, because you know what? It's so real.

my poetic side

I've always been drawn (no pun intended) to all things quirky and imperfect. That's what makes calligraphy so endearing to me. Each organic script, lovingly crafted by hand, has a magical power to evoke a broad spectrum of human emotions, many times before the words can be processed cerebrally. I feel a deep connection to the old world era, reminiscent of days past when time was slower and things were crafted by people, by hand. In our fast paced world, it can be therapeutic to slow down and create with intention and joy. The thought that the seemingly archaic nibs and ink I use today were once the means of conveying basic human emotions we all long to experience--love, tenderness, and a sense of belonging--brings me immense satisfaction. I create for the romantic soul within all of us. (insert sigh here. or yawn. there's no judgement!)

It is for that reason I soak up old manuscripts, attend live workshops, participate in local and national guilds, read anything I can get my hands on about various calligraphic styles, and then write until my fingers bleed. Ok, ok, they're never bloody, but inky...always!

my playful side

Ok, that's enough cheesiness for a day. Or two. Really, I'm not always so serious!

well this is awkward

This is the moment where I'm supposed to share something witty, intelligent, and impressive about myself without trying too hard or sounding presumptuous in the hopes that when you're done reading you'll feel like I'm immensely competent and qualified as well as being a kindred spirit who you'd actually like to meet in real life (all while avoiding run-on sentences!).

Impossible, I tell you.

But since I need it to appear like I have a bona fide website, I'll dig deep and spew forth randomness about myself for a few paragraphs so as not to disappoint. Not up for reading the small print? Check out my process instead. Or what makes me blush.

Sarah Pearl Studio | Fine Art Calligraphy

I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it.
— Van Gogh

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