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Friday, 6 September 2013

Practicing Calligraphy

I have another affection besides my love for all things paper and stationeries... I recently fell in love with modern calligraphy! 

I have seen it online for quite a while but did not take the plunge and tried my hands at it but I could not resist anymore and so I went to buy a set of calligraphy pen and ink to get started. I love that this is the dip ink set and not the ones with cartridges. It just makes the experience so much more fun and authentic.

Writing calligraphy as a leftie poses quite a number of challenges. Although I overcame smudging a long time ago... and I could write italics pretty alright (my first taste of calligraphy was 18 years ago, believe you me) but modern calligraphy totally threw me off.. haha... to achieve this effect which is so easy for righties, I have to write backwards!! 

I will post a short clip of how I wrote backwards in the next post!


1 comment:

Cindy Lee said...

Now you make me want to take the plunge too! It's lovely!