Margaret Schmidt began Inviting Ideas in 1994, following many years of study and experience including the two-year Certificate of Calligraphy from RMIT, the two-year Love of Letters course with Jill Colebatch, and a continuing commitment to study with visiting international and local calligraphers.
She spent many years creating cards, wrapping paper and special events message books at Hawthorn Market, and 16 years as the in-house calligrapher at The Glen Shopping Centre.
Margaret has taught calligraphy internationally, for the Calligraphy Society of Victoria, various community arts centres, the Centre for Adult Education and runs her own classes from the Studio in East Burwood.
Her work has been exhibited, published and sent all over the world, and her clients include many prestige international brands, event organisations and happy wedding couples.
Margaret is a keen member of The Calligraphy Society of Victoria, spent 3 years as President and recommends joining to every budding calligrapher or aspiring lettering artist.