Here we go,
This is my FIRST EVER blog post in my life. I am overwhelmed by so much emotion as I am drafting this! I’m thinking, “What if no one reads this? ... I’M SO EXCITED! But, what if I’m boring? Am I going to bore my audience to death?” No, I am posting this and I do not care. It's out there now, there is no turning back.
Hey y’all! I’m Jennifer and I am the person behind the scenes of Magnolia Calligraphy. Welcome to my site! A space where I'll connect with YOU – I'm here answer any questions you may have. I am an open book, so go right ahead. But first, here a few quick facts about me:
- I was born and raised here in Toronto, Ontario by two brave souls from Vietnam that fought all odds to start a new life together on a land that offers infinite opportunities.
I have 3 beautiful, younger sisters (yes, 4 girls... I know) and I truly believe we are the reason my dad is bald. Sorry daddy.
Magnolia Calligraphy -- I grew up on Magnolia Avenue in lower Scarborough. For nostalgia's sake, I named my company after it. Why not?
I love baking. I really believe dessert/baked goods brings people together. My go-to faves are my chocolate chip cookies. SNAP!
I love physics and math. I actually used to be a high school tutor, teaching these subjects. But if you need help on your chemistry homework, sorry, I can only help you light a Bunsen Burner. Let me know if you're still interested.
I am a HUGE fan of Jason Mraz and Bruno Mars. If you're a fan of either one, we are going to be best friends. Contact me ASAP.
So, I created this space to connect with my friends, whether inside or outside the calligraphy community, and clients. Not only that, I envision this space to showcase the art pieces that I had the privilege to work on. And this blog space will be the mantle core of my website - I envision this page a space where you will see me at my rawest form. I want to blog about not only the beauty of my projects, but I want to show you the imperfections – the mistakes, the trial and error process, and the nitty, gritty shenanigans. I want to provide future calligraphers and DIYers all of the tricks that work best for me when I’m completing a piece. If there is something more you would like to see on this website, feel free to comment below and let me know. All ideas are acceptable and welcome. I appreciate every single praise and constructive criticism.
So, with no further ado, as a celebration of this website launch, I have linked the recipe of my famous chocolate chip cookies. I got this from a very good friend of mine, and this recipe won over hearts for 7 years. If you want to make friends, make this first and bring it to your social gathering.
Lots of love,