Calligraphy has always intrigued me. It is so amazingly beautiful. In high school art class we did a unit on calligraphy, which I enjoyed immensely – hoping it would last forever because let’s be honest….I suck at art. And although calligraphy is an art form, it’s very structured, which I respond to well.
We lived in Germany while I was in middle school, and it was required that we write all of our school work with ink. No ballpoint pens allowed…only fountain pens. I appreciate this now as an adult; to have the experience of learning something more traditional.
I was on Instagram (as I usually am) last week and saw a few calligraphy videos. After wandering about 10 videos and three websites deep, I learned of Spencerian Script self-teach materials from Michael Sull. Here is his website
I looked through their catalog and decided I wanted to give it a try. It was (I thought) surprisingly inexpensive. I wanted to order a kit, and noticed that it was a mail order form. MAIL ORDER. How. Adorable. And how appropriate. I filled out the order form, wrote out a check, and sent it in. “2-4 weeks for materials to arrive”. As a notoriously impatient person, I’m not even bothered that I can’t track my order…or that it will take almost a month for it to arrive. I love that it is part of the experience.
I hope to update much more in the future with my journey of learning calligraphy.