I went to Target over the weekend to get a few things for myself, and while I was browsing I found my way into the scrapbooking section of the store and I came across this awesome doubled sided Calligraphy pen, by EK Tools. It was a great price, so I decided to give it a try. I’ve always been intrigued by Calligraphy; and, I even attempted it as a teenager but quickly lost interest in it because I was horrible at it, hehe. I also think I may have lost interest in it, at that age, because I didn't have the patience for it. I always just want to know how to do everything without putting the time and effort in, but now that I’m older (much older, hehe) I think it would be a great time to pick it up again.
After researching calligraphy on Google, and attempting some of the styles I found, using this pen, I think I really might go out and take some classes and buy a couple of books on the subject. While playing with this pen for just a few short hours I’ve found it so calming and now I can’t wait to go out and buy more materials and tools. I think I’d like to learn calligraphy to somehow incorporate it into my handmade items, like cards, or even invitations. Lately, I’ve been wanting to create new merchandise for my shop; however, I’m having trouble finding the right stamps or fonts that I feel are my style—so I think I’m going to have to start designing my own things from scratch—which is actually something I’m looking forward to. I can’t wait to see where this leads me.
Have you even wanted to try Calligraphy, or have you?