Hi! I’m Rachel McDonald, the artist behind Rachel Writes Fancy.

For as long as I can remember, I have loved letterforms — and how the style of the letters speak as much as the words they depict. I was introduced to calligraphy in middle school when I discovered my mom’s old fountain pen, and she taught me how to make fancy letters for the first time. My fascination with letters continued through high school and then college, where I got my BA in studio art. I learned watercolor brush lettering techniques in 2015, and now I’m putting brush to paper to write my favorite quotes with some fancy flair!

Each work is hand-lettered by me, then digitized and printed on high quality paper with archival inks. Each scripture, quote or saying I choose to letter are all meaningful to me, so there’s always a bit of love in each piece. If you have a special phrase that’s meaningful to you, send me a message and I’d love to talk to you about it!