As I enter into the spring season, I am always inspired by nature. This morning I went outside to walk my new puppy ( Leo ) and noticed that some flowers were starting to pop out of the ground. A neighbor had even put out a few of those hanging pots with brand new colorful plants. Ahhh! This is when I begin getting all kinds of ideas for my business and for my calligraphy students.
If you have never picked up a calligraphy pen because you think you have “horrible handwriting” then I offer you a challenge! Go to https://www.johnnealbooks.com and purchase 1- Speedball Plastic Pen Holder, 3-Nikko G Nibs, and 1 jar of black sumi ink. Grab a pack of some cheap copy paper and give it a whirl! I offer downloadable sheets so that you can “try before you buy”. Place the copy paper over the downloadable sheet ( that you print at home ) and trace. The rule of thumb is … Press Down for thick strokes and when going up you should lift up ( light touch ) for thin strokes. I promise you will get hooked! When you are ready, order my Copperplate calligraphy workbook. It will give you all the information you need to learn how to write script calligraphy. If you live in Virginia, North Carolina or DC I offer calligraphy classes and workshops. I also offer private calligraphy lessons in Charlottesville. Calligraphy is a fun birthday party idea for kids and it can be a wonderful way to spend time with friends. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to book a private party or private lesson. Email me anytime with your calligraphy questions!