My name is Nickki, I live in Northern California with my two Black labs Bentley and Molly and a proud mom of three kids and 2 step daughters. I've been practicing the art of calligraphy most of my life. I have a passion for letters, paper, ink and handmade things. I share this passion with family, friends, clients and students. I feel something handwritten or homemade is more beautiful than anything a computer can create. It never gets old to see someones face light up when they receive a beautiful card or invitation handwritten in calligraphy. Calligraphy for an event, wedding, poem etc gives an added "WOW" factor that a label can't give.
So why "amore"? Being half Italian, I remember my Italian great grandparents using the word "amore" passionately. "Amore" is Italian for "love", And I feel just as passionate about Calligraphy, Paper and ink as my great ~grandparents did about life so when it came to naming my company, it was easy to choose such a special word which means so much to me and is such a part of my heritage.
I'm always improving upon my craft by attending workshops, individual classes with a teacher, and online. I'm currently studying with James Fazz Farrel and Paola Robbes in Italy who are not only my mentors but wehave become great friends. I'm a member ofIAMPETH "Internatioal Association of Master Penman, Engrossers and Teachers of Handwriting" .If you're interested in learning calligraphy, I teach "Introduction to Pointed Pen Calligraphy" classes at Paper Source (San Jose ~ Santana Row) You can see more of my work and life on Instagram @amorepaperandink Click on any of the picture to the right