March Artist of the Month: @Thefloralligrapher

VersaChalk Artist of the Month this March- @Thefloralligrapher



Tell us a little about yourself.  How did you get started?
I started lettering in May 2020.  I was scrolling on Instagram, looking for some ideas for a craft to do with my kids, and I ended up coming across a post about a "lettering challenge".  This particular challenge happened to have a spring theme, so as a lover of all things flowers, it really caught my eye.  I had always admired modern calligraphy, and the idea of starting a daily practice of pretty letters seemed like a fun thing to do.  A few weeks in, I decided to try drawing flowers and I haven't stopped since.  I am self-taught.



What do you love most about being a lettering artist/calligrapher?
I really enjoy being able to make a special card/ sign for pretty much any occasion and being able to be a part of someone's special event via my calligraphy.

I love how much I have learned on this creative journey. Drawing challenges would often lead me to googling specific flowers, in order to study their shapes and leaves. In time, I was able to identify certain plants that had been growing in my garden that I didn't even know I had!
The thing I love the most though, is seeing my kids explore their creative side. They often draw along with me and to be an inspiration to them is the greatest honor. I have two mini lettering artists in the making!

What do you like to do in your spare time / Fun facts about yourself! 
In my spare time I definitely love to stop and smell the flowers. My family and I spend a lot of time in our garden; I grow a little bit of everything: roses, zinnias, cosmos, snapdragons, freesia, plumeria... the list goes on. We have a pet tortoise named Hercules and his favorite flower is a dandelion (this is also his preferred snack). MY favorite snack is a Gansito, it's a Mexican snack cake. I speak Spanish and Italian and I love learning languages. One of my favorite books is The Little Prince; I read it in the original French once! However, I remember very little from my one year of studying French- Quel dommage!- but the French comes back here and there when I'm reading Fancy Nancy books to my kids. I actually love to read children's books- it's one of my favorite things to share with my kids. I love dancing. Over the years, I learned to dance Argentine tango and I also fell in love with ballet folklórico.

I almost forgot to tell you my favorite flower! It's a rose. What’s your favorite flower? Connect with me on Instagram and let me know!

Excited to work with Eva? Learn more about her here:  
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thefloralligrapher/
Email: thefloralligrapher@gmail.com