Does anyone write these kind of essays in school anymore? At any rate, I figured it was time to catch up a little and show by my journal pages a little of what my summer looked like. Early in the summer I attended Calligraphy Northwest, a week-long conference, this year in Portland, OR, for lettering artists from all over the country. There were over 500 of us, exhibiting, taking workshops from some of the best calligraphers in the world – oh yeah, and purchasing from all the amazing vendors. My first class was with Peter Thornton, renowned for his expertise of the classic roman alphabet.