It all started with the crayons, right.? Our love of coloring in things and drawing things and melting things.... As a calligrapher, Crayola broad-tipped markers are one of my first loves. The colors and the diversity of lettering styles I can create are amazing. Yes, I know they're not lightfast. Yes, I know they are not archival. But, according to Crayola.com, as of May 2017, they do meet the standards of being acid free. And of course, they are so very affordable.
Erma has been drawing she was a small child. She received lessons in chalk pastels at age 7, taught herself calligraphy at age 11, and learned the basics of figure drawing at age 13. She became a professional calligrapher in 1995.