Today I want to introduce the fabulous Norlyne Rosewarne who has made a career out of the exquisitely "written"word.
Calligrapher and creative lettering artist Norlyne lives in Perth, Scotland and has a background in Graphic Design and promotions,
I met Norlyne through Twitter a few months ago, and was lucky enough to have her on board to craft the wonderful name badges for the Big Fat Scottish Tweet Up.
I sat down to chat with Norlyne about her Business, Pen 2 Paper.
What is it you do, and what services do you offer ?
"I offer Calligraphy that's creative. A form of beautiful writing to complete one's Wedding and Event stationery, name place cards, certificate's and personal presents."
"There is nothing more disappointing when you receive a beautiful invitation, and the handwriting leaves one feeling disappointed after spending so much on the stationery!
I try and give the wow factor when one see's the handwriting to show care and thought has gone into this invite, guest name etc."
When, and why did you start your business ?
"I was inspired by friends to take my hobby of 20 years doing Christmas/Birthday card writing further.
Meeting the incredibly inspiring Michele Mone two years ago also gave me a push."
"I launched a website for exposure and work has gathered pace since then. Also for the past six months I have focused on making it a full time business due to other work circumstances coming to an end and enjoy being my own boss and meeting more like minded people."
What inspires you ?
"Seeing people appreciate my writing and calligraphy work and the joy it brings to peoples faces is a major inspiration."
What has been your favourite assignment, and why ?
"All my assignments have been a favourite as they have all been individual to the clients needs and requirements. Catering specialists, Wylde Thyme Catering and James Lansdale Catering have been very open to my creative work on menu's and guest cards and very inspiring to do such personal work for their clients."
Whats your greatest achievement ?
"The past six months taking the risk and market my business to the wider audience and set up and control my own website and establish busiess contacts through twitter.
This hopefully will gain some more established contract for work required for wedding and events in the future as my calligraphy work is individual and can only be done by myself."
Whats the future for your Business ?
"I hope to establish more ongoing work through the exposure of Twitter, and new website for larger Wedding and events and through working with wedding planners, event organisers, and Scottish tourism.
This will hopefully have them contact me on a more regular basis for work required as it comes up and offer their clients a added personal service that's individual and is a talking point than seeing genetically printed work which can be unacceptably dull."
Norlyne shares some examples of her creative work.
Christma place card.
Calligraphy/Design done for Menus & Table Cards with creative card backing.
Name badges for the Big Fat Scottish Tweet Up 2011.
Illustrative work and name for Children's Chair/Furniture for Christmas.
William Wallace Monument 150th Anniversary Calligraphy done for the 250 visitors on the day.
Simply calligraphy done for Xmas table guests.
Creative Christmas Signs.
Thanks so much to Norlyne for sharing her incredible talent.
To Contact Pen 2 Paper
Phone: 07500 899 510