Lori Vliegen works and plays in a happy art place called Elvie Studio. She discovered a true passion for letterforms as a child when her Mom taught her how to write her name using a crayon. Since then, she’s spent many years studying and playing with the alphabet. Currently, she is combining her love of lettering with her passion for expressing simple, playful designs through watercolor illustration. Lori’s artwork has been seen in many museums and venues, and she has been honored to participate in two juried exhibits at the Smithsonian Institute National Postal Museum. She has also been a contributor to multiple books and publications within the art and mixed media communities, and designed rubber stamps for Technique Tuesday, and collaborated with Sakura. Lori lives in sunny Florida with her husband Walther and their mini-goldendoodle Gidget, and they’re extremely proud of their expanded family and sweet grandson Elliot. When she’s not lettering or playing in her studio, Lori can usually be found watching Downton Abbey re-runs and nibbling on a bar of Belgian dark chocolate.