Lake Oswego Open Studios 2023

Hello Friend! This years Open Studio was great fun. Many new faces, everyone’s names hand lettered, multiple rooms full of calligraphy designs, a slide show of custom work that has gone out to clients, cider and churros. Below are a few pictures of the event.

Many thanks to my friends Pauline Kim, Marie Hibbs for taking orders and guest calligrapher/penman David Grimes of A sample of his beautiful lettering is also below. Thanks to Richell Chui for sharing her photos with me. You can find her amazing peg people at

If you came for a visit, it was great to see you. If not, you may make an appointment to meet concerning your calligraphy project. Mission: to feed the soul by making meaningful words beautiful.

Inspiring the next generation to learn how to write beautifully. Though mainly adults take this tour, it is always a delight to show children the art of calligraphy. BELOW IS A VIDEO
Embellishing the name
It was a steady flow of people, but spaced so I was able to meet one on one with many of the 45 that came. That is the special part!
I still display my dear father’s work, Clifford D. Mansley, Sr. He is the 2nd generation calligrapher in the family
The talented David Grimes’ work is above. His pointed pen lettering as well as a striking bird flourish. David graciously came for the afternoon Saturday to help me out as people flowed through the studio. It was great fun to spend time with him and people loved the graceful versions of their names that he created. Thank you David!!
Holly’s work in process
Inspired to try her hand at calligraphy….even some decoration with it!

Portland Open Studios 2022 October 15-16, Saturday & Sunday 10-5:00

Hello Friends!

October 15-16 (Saturday & Sunday) is the final weekend of Portland Open Studios. My studio is open 10:00-5:00 both days, and YOU ARE INVITED. Take a look at 2 rooms full of calligraphy for sale as well as DEMO’s, a digital presentation of the last 3 years of my work and a table for trying out the pens. For those interested in learning calligraphy, I have a handout full of my workshops, books and suppliers and a free exemplar that you can take home to work on. (SCROLL DOWN, FOR WEBSITES & ADDRESS). Adults, kids & grandkids welcome…..see below…..I’ll even handletter your names!

If you can’t attend, please go to > CONTACT and sign up for my monthly eNewsletter. Indicate if you are a Shopper or a Calligraphy Student or both, as I have 2 eNewsletters.

On my back deck, I have a table with numerous pens for you, your kids or grandkids to give calligraphy a try, plus some cider & treats. Ask me about the handwriting book that I recommend! Kids should learn script or they miss a part of their neurological development. These two polite and enthusiastic little boys were inspired to work on their calligraphy. They loved the turkey feathers used to make quills. Great Weather!