About Quietfire Design
Hi, I’m Suzanne and I’m a Calligrapher (and I haven’t found a 12 Step Program for that yet)!
I began my artistic life as a calligrapher spending many, many hours practicing. I loved lettering as it was an artform with strict rules and if I worked at it enough I would get a pretty good product! I chose the name Quietfire to represent myself. It suggested subtlety and strength, traits to which I aspired. It is still my goal!
I love clean, elegant letterforms and try to achieve this in my calligraphic art and impart this philosophy to my own designs and my students. A well-made letter has character and confidence which comes from disciplined practice.
With small children in the picture, I lacked time. Bookbinding allowed my creative spirit a much needed outlet as I could glue something together then come back a few hours later and glue up the next step! Books are such a wonderful format in which to express your creativity.
At one point I had a 2 page resource guide and when I moved to a small town, the resources were even more scarce. So I brought in a few items to sell to my students and that just grew and grew. And so I became an online retailer.
You will find my artwork published in these publications. I’m afraid I’ve lost track of a lot of specifics, although I could probably dig them up!
- Creative Scrapbooker Magazine
- CardMaker Magazine
- Somerset Studio Magazine
- Somerset Gallery Magazine
- Somerset Studio’s 2004 Art Journal Calendar
- Stamper’s Sampler Magazine
- Take Ten Magazine
- ABC Canada: The first Canadian collection of contemporary calligraphy – Lindley McDougall 1996
- Stamp & Scrap Arts Magazine
- Stampington’s Signatures: The Art Journal Collection
- Artitude Magazine
- Paper Creations Magaine
- Rubber Stampin’ Retailer
- Canadian Stamper
Lines of Evolution – Rollin Art Gallery, Port Alberni, BC, May 2000
A Quietfire designed project on the cover of CardMaker magazine Spring 2015.