I’m back from five crazy days spent at Alt Summit in Salt Lake City, and as you can tell it’s taking me longer than planned to get focused again. But more about my Alt experience later in the week, right now I want to talk about a new hobby I picked up quite accidentally while out of town. Calligraphy.
Saturday afternoon I stumbled into a calligraphy class taught by none other than the uber-talented Melissa Esplin. I’d tried my hand at some Old English calligraphy when I was about 10 years old, but hadn’t touched the stuff since then. (RE: I was awful at it.) I didn’t have high hopes of any latent talent on my part, but when Melissa introduced us to Copperplate calligraphy and I start experimenting with letter forms I was sort of instantly hooked. Now I can’t wait to research other forms of the art and get going, I’m completely drawn to the more modern scripts. Today I eyed this set from Terrain and love the look of the letters. Luckily we got to take our pen, nibs, and india ink home with us so I can get started right away. I also happily won a free online class Melissa is about to launch! Hooray for the unexpected.