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Sally Wightkin

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Sally's fascination with letters and design started in her first years at Waldorf School in Detroit. They were often asked to decorate the tops of our work pages with a "form design." The teacher would create a small segment of design and we were to repeat this segment all the way across the page. These were meant to prepare us for cursive writing. Her "regular" cursive writing is probably not a good example of what they meant to accomplish but she knows that the calligraphic seeds were planted in these wonderful crayoned and penciled loops and curves that danced across so many of her school papers. When she and her husband moved to the Pittsburgh area Sally was lucky enough to meet Myrna Rosen, who became a wonderful mentor and friend. She encouraged Sally to join the Calligraphy Guild of Pittsburgh where she has been a member since 1989. She enjoys taking workshops that the guild offers, especially those by the many well known calligraphers who join us from around the country (and world!). She has her own studio (in the basement) where she creates unique wedding invitations and envelopes, cards, and one-of-a-kind pieces for commission or just for the love of it. She has been honored with one of four juror awards at the Association of Calligraphic Arts national exhibit in Troy, Ohio, and had a piece accepted into the inaugural exhibition of the Open Door Gallery here in Pittsburgh. Sally lives outside of Pittsburgh with her husband, a dog, two cats, one hamster, six fish and her two beautiful sons who, in her opinion, are her greatest creations.

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