Two years ago I took a fabulous online calligraphy class called I Still Love Calligraphy. I practiced during the month of learning, getting slightly better, and then filed the supplies away and haven’t done much since.
For some reason this week, I had the urge to bring out the pen, nibs and ink and practice calligraphy once again.
I am not great. Who knew this lovely art was so difficult?! But it is fun to try perfecting one letter or word at a time – writing it over and over and over.
I like to first sketch the words in pencil and then use tracing paper over top for writing in ink. As I get more comfortable and figure out my calligraphy stye, hopefully I will be able to freehand a little more.
You only need a few basic supplies to get started. Here’s what I use:
If you are interested in learning calligraphy, I highly recommend the class I took (I Still Love Calligraphy). And if you do take it, promise me you won’t hide your pen away for two years. Practice, practice, practice!