I’m in serious need of some FUN! Lately, I’ve been working for 8 hours and then either going to school or doing a 4 hour internship on my own after work. I’m learning a lot but my brain starts to hurt around 10:30 pm. Enter… Calligraphy.
The mac is my tool of the moment but I really wanted to try something that could relax me and get my eyes off of a computer screen. Erin and I have always had a fondness (aka obsession) with beautiful stationary and penmanship. We’ve followed all of the greatest calligraphers and have never been able to actually do anything about it. Until last week.
We love Lauren Essl’s contemporary style. It’s modern and very chic. This is the kind of art she creates..
Erin and I took her class last week and I seriously LOVE calligraphy now. I just need to practice!
A few weeks before, we ordered her kit with all of the essentials we would need.
Everything was already so pretty! I made a fun dinner of biscuit pizzas that night and we put on our student attitude to learn with Lauren Essl.
It’s fun, frustrating and then exciting again when you get a good word finished up. She taught us tricks and tips when using the pen and how to work with the ink. PRACTICE was her number one tip. After 3 hours of writing, I think our hands needed a break…
Paper is even different so we learned how to make sure our ink didn’t bleed. Which I clearly need to work on…
Overall, it was really fun and the time flew by! I’m going to try to start practicing daily in order to get better as well as have a new skill set. I’m thinking I’ll start with fun quotes or song lyrics to keep me writing.
Yippee for Calligraphy!