The day is finally here for the launch of the new and improved renmadecalligraphy.com ! A big “HEY Y’ALL!!!!!”, to all you lovely people taking the time to read this post and explore the new page. I am so excited that you are here and hope that you will join me as I continue my lettering journey through this site. I’d like to introduce myself since this is the official first post of my new site! I’m Lauren Fitzmaurice, or Ren, and the lefty letterer behind @renmadecalligraphy on Instagram. I’m a wife to a hardworking man who is supportive of all of my dreams including this one (he’s an art teacher, too!!) and mom to two adorable (I’m only a little biased) and fun little boys that keep me on my toes and remind me constantly of what it is to love life and how to share that with others. My full-time passion and job is as an elementary teacher. Calligraphy and lettering started as a hobby after a rough time in my life, where I knew I needed more balance and time for myself (I’ll get into that more, later on). Long story, short…. after a year and a half of practicing and loving calligraphy, I am more in love with lettering than I have ever been. My hope is that through this lovely little spot on the internet, I’ll be able to share my love of letters with those who need a fun piece for their home, are in search of unique envelopes for a special event, or hope to learn the art of lettering. My mission through Renmade Calligraphy is LIFTING OTHERS WITH LETTERS. I can’t wait to continue the fun. Keep in mind as you look at the site, that this is just the beginning and I will continue to add and build to this little, fun work in progress! Enjoy reading the blog! I can’t wait to share more soon!