Any day that she can open a bottle of ink, is a good day for CAROL DUBOSCH. It gets even better if she can create art, make a mark-making tool, or teach what she knows to someone. Words are her muse and she loves being able to use them as a lettering artist. It is absolutely the best job ever. Carol has been a calligrapher in Portland, Oregon since she was first introduced to nibs and ink in 1959 as a high school art student. In the 58 years since, she has gained a degree in graphic design and has studied with every major calligrapher in the U.S. and Europe. She has been teaching college level and private classes in the Northwest along with workshops throughout the United States and most recently in Italy. Carol has directed three international calligraphy conferences in Portland, bringing 500 scribes together for a week of studying and sharing. She is interested in every aspect of the field of calligraphy, from the formal invitation to writing on walls. She enjoys seeking out ways to stretch the boundaries of her art. As a lifelong learner, she is always looking forward to the next new thing.