One of my goals this year is to learn new things, and last night I took pen to paper to do so!
I went to learn calligraphy! Well, modern calligraphy.
When my friend mentioned the class, I jumped at the opportunity to tag along. It was a fun Tuesday night out at the Epicurean Hotel with wine, meats and cheeses, ink, nibs (that's what the pen tips are called) and paper.
I was a bit difficult to retrain my brain on how to write in cursive, but after the two hour class I found it relaxing. The instructor, Janee from Old City Calligraphy, kept saying to go slow while writing. I can't tell you the last time I was told that. Everything I do is in such a hurry. It was nice to pause and really focus on the task at hand.
It does take practice to really get it down and to create your own style. I am looking forward to practicing after work with a glass of wine.