Feb 20, 2014
A new hobby.
For years, I've been a collector of words - scribbling down in notebooks phrases and poems and quotes I came across and wanted to remember.
I read somewhere recently that it's not whole books that change us, it's sentences, and I agree - it's the small bits of truth and beauty and encouragement that stay behind and change us after we've forgotten the rest.
For some time now I've wanted to turn some of these collected words into art for our home - framed and hung on a wall or placed on a shelf, to be glanced at and pondered as we go about our day.
I've seen some beautiful prints online but, lacking the right computer software or skill, designing my own wasn't really an option.
And then I began to notice lovely script that looked hand-done here and there on the internet, and realized it was calligraphy. I didn't know people were still doing this but apparently it's made a comeback! Not the stuffy, old english style I attempted as a teenager, but bright, fun, modern lettering (do an image search for modern calligraphy to see what I mean).
I was in love, so what was there to do but get myself some beginner's supplies and get to work?
I've only gotten a bit of practice in and I think it will take much more to get even close to skilled but the creative possibilities are endless and I'm excited to improve and make some of those prints I've been itching to do!