kimi nam of wabi-sabi calligraphy

wabi-sabi (noun): [Japanese] a philosophy of aesthetics that emphasizes the beauty of the imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete

My name is Kimi and I started Wabi-Sabi Calligraphy because I love beautiful lettering.

For as long as I can remember, I loved to practice my handwriting. When I was a child, I found some architect’s blueprints in our home and I would copy the lettering for hours on end. In middle school, I was the go-to person who forged p.e. excuse notes for my friends. Now that I am a grown up, I have decided to use my power for good and not evil.

The unique nature of my hand-lettering renders the beauty of wabi-sabi and will add a special touch to your event.

I live in Portland, Oregon with my husband, son and our rescue dog, Scooter (who hates to have his photograph taken, even though he has his own tumblr account).

Feel free to contact me at, with any questions you have about my calligraphy services or to say "hello."

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