“Something wonderful is about to happen” ~ unknown
After much consideration, I decided to learn “Katie” from “Creative Calligraphy: A Beginners Guide to Modern Pointed Pen Calligraphy” by Kristara Schnippert. Drawing with pencil first, then going over it with a brush pen. Having fun trying out the Tombow Fudenosuke Brush Pen (Soft).
. . . in the copybooks, that is. :o)
Today, I finished the final page from the final copybook.*
Happy dance time.
So far, I’ve clocked in close to 100 hours of writing practice.
In the meantime, I’ve acquired a new book, Wedding Calligraphy: A Guide to Beautiful Hand Lettering, by Laura Hooper and her sister Alyssa. I promised myself that when I completed the Spencerian script copybooks, I could pick out a lettering style from that book to learn. I’m hoping to be ready to begin offering calligraphy services within a few months, planning to add at least two more styles, probably classic copperplate and a more modern, flowing script, to my repertoire, before hanging out my shingle.
And so with that, I say . . . next!
*Spencerian System of Practical Penmanship: In 12 Numbers, Four distinct Series, by P.R. Spencer
Shortly after I started learning to write in Spencerian Script, Malcolm Gladwell’s “10,000-hour rule” popped to mind. A brief search revealed the existence of some strong (and compelling) opposition to his “rule,” but, I will carry on, undaunted.
So, for fun and curiosity, I shall continue keeping track of the hours I spend practicing.