Wan February with weeping cheer,
Whose cold hand guides the youngling year
Down misty roads of mire and rime,
Before thy pale and fitful face
The shrill wind shifts the clouds apace
Through skies the morning scarce may climb.
Thine eyes are thick with heavy tears,
But lit with hopes that light the year's.
Algernon Charles Swinburne
Erma has been drawing she was a small child. She received lessons in chalk pastels at age 7, taught herself calligraphy at age 10, and learned the basics of figure drawing at age 13. She began a calligraphy career in 1995.