Calligrapher Lindsey Bugbee found her artistic voice through necessity. Growing up in rural Kansas, she admits that her childhood was very quiet and uneventful. So much so, that she needed to figure out a way to entertain herself.
“Eventually I discovered that making art was a great way to have fun,” she recalled. “My mother didn’t mind letting me draw or paint on certain walls, and we had a sand driveway that I could make line drawings in after it rained. My grandmother used to color and paint with me, and I remember watching her and thinking, ‘I wish I could keep inside the lines like that!’”
Eventually, she found her true calling in calligraphy, adding a contemporary twist to an ancient art. “I don’t use traditional calligraphy styles,” she says. “I like making up styles as I go. Often I create new styles depending on the client and what I think will be best for their event.”
Lending her skills to clients, as well as teaching calligraphy lessons, means that Bugbee’s days are full. But you can catch some of her work on her Instagram page, where she has gathered almost 100k followers.