Barbara Bash fell in love with the alphabet as a child and has been following its creative possibilities ever since, leading her into calligraphy, illustrated journaling and alive mark making. While studying Buddhism and teaching at Naropa University she began working with larger brushes and performing with musicians, dancers and storytellers. She teaches widely and was part of the Creative Process team at the Authentic Leadership in Action conferences for many years. Barbara has written and illustrated many children’s books about the natural world. Her book True Nature: An Illustrated Journal of Four Seasons in Solitude explored the inner and outer landscape. She is currently working on a book about the alphabet and why handwriting still matters.