Friday, September 6, 2013

night in

tonight jeremy was off bbq-ing with the young men from the spanish branch, so being home alone and car-less, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to start a new hobby (they are my favorite things to collect).  i lit some lovely-scented candles, tuned into pandora, and started to explore the ink, nibs, strokes, etc of the art called calligraphy.  i got calligraphy supplies as well as access to an online class for graduation back in may and i have been waiting for the right time to bust it out.  now that jeremy is too busy learning about teeth to play with me in the mornings, delving into a new art seemed appropriate.

don't be fooled... i traced all those letters.

 it was pretty slow-going to start. of course there are the occasional frequent blobs of ink... this is tricky business, but i'm starting to get it more and more.  i have a loooong ways to go and i am excited to learn.  i tend to think i am supposed to be awesome at things when i first try them, which is completely unrealistic and discouraging.  i need to remember to be patient with myself. i try tell myself this and at the same time i think... i can't wait to get good at calligraphy.  learning curves stink!

1 comment:

Barb said...

So glad you started! It looks so fun. Xo