It was something as simple as one’s sister getting married. Ellen bought a fountain pen kit and instruction book, and two requests for addressing came from that guest list. It seemed like a good way for her to continue as a “stay at home Mom” with four young children. She began showing samples of her work to local stationary shops until one of the stores finally started using her services. Ellen never said no to a new type style, she just figured out how it was done. For several years she was a member of the Michigan Association of Calligraphers. This proved a wonderful resource of workshops as well as numerous talented people with vast knowledge of working with all kinds of materials. Ellen has worked for numerous stationary stores in the Northwest Detroit Michigan suburbs. Ellen also
took classes at the Center for Creative Studies in Detroit. Calligraphy by Ellen is registered with Dunn and Bradstreet, and was written up in the Observer and Eccentric newspapers. She also is listed in Cambridge’s Who’s Who.