Donna Selfridge Spangler
Donna Selfridge Spangler has lived most of her life surrounded by the beauty of the central Pennsylvania mountains and the heritage of the Pennsylvania German culture. It is easy to understand why the traditional Fraktur designs—flowers, birds, vines, and hearts—and the flowing letters of calligraphy have become so much a part of her life and art. Donna has enjoyed connecting today’s families with the past by creating lasting heirlooms of family trees, birth and wedding announcements, and inspirational verses that are cherished by people worldwide. Each Fraktur she creates exhibits the qualities of an antique piece with paper stained to achieve a patination typical of aged Fraktur. She is recognized as a Master Artisan by the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen and is in the Artisan Directory of Early American Life magazine. She is also a member of the Contemporary Longrifle Association, which preserves and passes along the knowledge of the 1700s arts and crafts, as well as the Lewisburg Arts Council, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.