About PENSCRIPTIONS Fine Calligraphy – making thoughts visible - designs of inspiration & hope

 WHO      Judy Dodds, owner and artist. I began Penscriptions in 1984 in St. Paul MN and still maintain my home studio there.


 SERVE you with all good things needed to help you celebrate, surprise and provide meaningful messages for the special people in your life - those in family, friendships, at work, neighborhood, businesses, churches, schools, universities

 ENRICH your life through expressive and colorful presentation of hand lettered texts


 GUIDE your project from concept to finished presentation.

 BEGIN with email  to Judy Dodds with your ideas (maybe get ideas from my work here under Commissions and All Artwork or look at my other websites.
 TOOLS :: pens (nibs) & brushes dipped in watercolors, gouache or acrylic to letter & paint on acid-free papers



 COMMISSIONED WORK :: designed with creativity and care to visually express your thoughts and vision so they can be valued and cherished for years to come.

 READY TO PRINT :: images from three sites. More information see the artist's sites page.


   Since elementary school, I have loved working with words, letters and color. I live day by day inspired, trusting and seeing God's faithfulness, grace and mercy. I process life and faith with words, lettering pens, ink, watercolor, acrylics and papers. Creating these "thoughts made visible" reminds me my life is a creative process - rough, imperfect. God, my Creator, Master Artist, creator of all, lavishly gives His Word & inspiration, His saving grace & His redeeming love.


   My husband and I met in Tacoma WA. He was a dentist in the US Army. I was teaching in Bellevue, WA. We married in Tacoma,WA then settled in St. Paul. Our sons were in elementary school when I started lettering. Now our son Tom Dodds owns slashBlue. His wife Abigail is a sour dough baker, blogger and author. Their 5 kids are awesome. Our son Bryan Dodds is an Engineer for the City of Minneapolis. His wife Annie teaches at Normandale College and is also a free-lance costume designer.

I hope you find images that give you inspiration and hope for your living, ways to use them in your home or for gifts, new insight into God's truths and words to encourage and bless those you are privileged to know, love, influence and befriend.

   Thank you for stopping by,