For as long as I can remember, I have always loved colourful things and admired handmade items. When I came to Australia almost 20 years ago from Korea following my husband, I was very excited with the difference in the culture. I started quilting and teddy bear making classes and developed my own colour schemes.
A few years later, I got bored (but I still love them). One day I saw a calligraphy book in a bookshop and I thought I might give it a go. I was struggling and frustrated as I could not seem to make the beautiful letters I saw in the books. I looked everywhere to try to find a beginner’s course, without any luck. Then I had to move to Sydney, there I started my calligraphic journey in 2003.
I met Olive Bull (Calligrapher) in 2005 in a workshop and realised how little I knew about calligraphy. In 2007 I moved back to Melbourne and became a very active member of CSV (Calligraphy Society of Victoria). I have been very fortunate to meet wonderful tutors not only in Australia but also from all over the world through the yearly conference Summer School in Winter (SSIW).
People started to asked me to teach. Teaching is great joy to me and I love to pass on what I have learnt and continue to learn not only from other tutors but quite often from my students as well.
I also enjoy other art forms especially anything involving paper and inks, such as bookbinding, box making, printmaking and botanical art.
Currently I am teaching through CSV workshops and conduct distance classes for my fellow Korean students and a few Australian students.