I am, first and foremost, someone who loves being creative and learning. A passion for art and calligraphy prompted me to start The Postman’s Knock in 2012 as a custom illustration, calligraphy, and graphic design business. I called my business “The Postman’s Knock” because of my love for beautiful snail mail! However, as TPK matured, I found that I enjoyed maintaining the blog and helping others to pick up new skills — like calligraphy and watercolor painting — more than anything else! While I take on the occasional custom project for fun, I now define myself as a teacher and a blogger.
TPK has given me the opportunity to design materials for Hollywood weddings, create content for my favorite magazines (like Flow), and teach calligraphy workshops across the US. I couldn’t have asked for a better career. I would encourage anyone who is thinking about taking a leap to go for it! If you’d like to read about how I got started, you can do so here.
I live in Boulder, Colorado, with my husband, Hernán, and our baby boy, Remy. The beautiful design of this website is my husband’s contribution to TPK! Hernán, an aerospace engineer who moonlights as a web developer, is the one who makes sure everything runs smoothly. If there’s something amiss with the TPK site, it’s fixed within seconds thanks to him.
My favorite things in life include art and calligraphy, wordsmithing on the TPK blog, traveling (and sketchbook journaling about it afterwards!), and spending time with my family in Kansas, USA (my side) and Lima, Peru (Hernán’s side). I’m proud to be an entrepreneur and a mother; both roles can be challenging at times, but are also incredibly rewarding!