Hi there! I’m Renna, founder and artist behind Paint It Forward, based in the City of Brotherly Love. Learning calligraphy came as the most unexpected yet happy surprise while working at a local craft and paper store several years ago as a side gig from my full-time job as a medical social worker. I have always loved art and crafting - but modern calligraphy brought me a uniquely different sense of peace, ease, and joy that quickly became my favorite creative outlet. Eventually, one letter led to the next and the rest truly is history! My small biz was officially created in the summer of 2016 with a mission to spread love and inspire kindness through hand lettering, watercolor art, and custom design. From years of wedding and special event calligraphy to colorful hand-lettered prints and products, I have found such joy in creating meaningful artwork and custom pieces, especially when they can be shared with others. Its been quite the journey so far and I wouldn’t trade any of it for the world! When I am not painting or lettering, you can find me running along the river, dancing, belting Broadway showtunes (preferably during a road trip), eating mint chocolate chip ice cream (the green kind), or spending quality time with family and friends. I am so excited to share my love for calligraphy through Sip & Script and can’t wait to meet you in class!