Once upon a time I was an Art Editor working for a fast selling magazine. I took myself by surprise when after an hour long spot coach session and having read the book ‘Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway’ by Susan Jeffers, I decided to quit my full time role to follow my dreams and start teaching Modern Calligraphy workshops and travel to India to train to be a yoga teacher.
Within a matter of months I had taught my first Calligraphy workshop, (terrifying!) booked my ticket to India and quit my full time job.
Fast forward a year later I now work as a modern calligrapher under my own business name 'Ink and Flow' working on freelance projects, events and teaching workshops as well as a yoga teacher. I also freelance as a graphic designer.
The name Ink & Flow came to me when I was on the bus daydreaming about my new venture. I wrote it in my notes on my phone and am delighted I’ve made it happen!
I am truly passionate about what I do, I love meeting new people, teaching them, and hopefully inspiring others to go get it! Feeling the fear is well worth it believe me :)
A wonderful experience with Ink and Flow at Latitude Festival this year, loved the combination of yoga and calligraphy - the whole group I was with consider it to be a highlight of the weekend x
I had the most amazing time on Kirstie's calligraphy course at Dogs Trust HQ! We all had such a fun afternoon and Kirstie was very patient with all us newbies. Hope to cross paths again! Thanks Kirstie☺️ More...
Kirstie was an incredible teacher - so patient and encouraging, and made sure the workshop wasn't intimidating at all. I was so impressed with the set up and delivery of the class. It was professional while still being warm, friendly, fun, and truly inspiring. We all left feeling wonderfully relaxed and confident in our new skill. Thanks to Kirstie, I've fallen in love with calligraphy! More...
Kirstie’s calligraphy workshop was wonderful. I left feeling inspired and super happy to have learnt a new skill. Thanks for keeping calligraphy alive!
Kirstie came to Dogs Trust HQ to teach myself and 9 other colleagues the incredible art of calligraphy to help us with our event invitations. I speak for the team in saying that Kirstie was an absolute dream. We had a relaxing afternoon with lots of giggles. She's a fabulous teacher and we all came away inspired! Thanks Kirstie! More...
Would highly recommend attending a calligraphy workshop with Kirstie. She’s a great teacher - really enthusiastic, patient and helpful. The kits that you receive as part of your ticket price give you everything you need to get started, including tools, worksheets and a guide. If you’re thinking about it, definitely book! More...
Kirstie is a warm and encouraging person. Her yoga teaching was uplifting, and her instructions and advice improved my yoga skills. As a newbie to calligraphy, I didn’t know what to expect, but Kirstie’s gentle guidance and positive attitude gave me the confidence to learn new techniques. More...
Thoroughly enjoyed the calligraphy workshop with Kirstie! She is so friendly and enthusiastic, I would recommend to anyone! Thanks for a lovely afternoon!
Kirstie is so talented but so patient, kind and encouraging. Even as a 'not particularly creative person', I felt totally relaxed in her calligraphy workshop and loved having the chance to try something new! Highly recommend giving it a go!