We interrupt this broadcast of non stop kitchen renovating posts with a foray into calligraphy
On Saturday I finally did a class at The School.
I have been wanting to do one for the longest time but nothing really engaged me enough to spend that kind of money. They were either too kitschy (macrame, neon etc) or not something I would need to take a class on but then there was a Calligraphy class!!
With none other then Martha Stewart’s choice of calligrapher.
From San Fransisco came Maybelle Imasa-Stukuls
I have attempted calligraphy on a few occasions, but I blame my tools or not being able to get anywhere with it.
This class was quite expensive because we had a star calligrapher at the head. She is truly divine, such a sweet person. Very honest and generous.
When I arrived I was the first one there and Megan greeted me, I have to say, I was a little star struck. She is very friendly though and unpretentious. I felt at ease right away.
Soon after we headed inside. We received a little pack to get us started.
So how’d I go?
I don’t think it is too bad considering this was day one and I didn’t have any rulers or guidelines marked out.
But I am getting a calligraphy book and a light box so I can practice more and more and make it better!
I think I am hooked and everyone is getting hand made Christmas stockings and calligraphy items for Christmas from me!
Even though my sister told me she doesn’t want one and my mum said to me that she wouldn’t pay more then 50 cents for one and my mother in law wouldn’t have a clue what to do with either.
But I will be selling them and if you are willing to pay more then 50 cents (Believe me, they are worth it) I will have them in my etsy shop very soon, but feel free to email me before hand if you are interested
Makes me wonder where my creativity comes from.
And why I persevere when people around me are so negative and not supportive.
Sorry to end on a downer but this has been playing on my mind. When I read interviews on creative people, they often talk about being influenced by a creative family members and that is where they got their flair from.
I can’t say this is the case for me.
Never mind. I have always marched to the beat of my own drum and I am really working on not giving a shit what anyone else thinks. Just do what I want.
I have really held myself back from doing so many things for the fear of criticism. But as I go and try new things I seem to do alright at it and I can take PROPER constructive criticism (as in people who are talented and successful advice on how to better something. Not jealous negative people who try and shoot you down in flames)
But the class on Saturday was really fun! So glad I did it and I am kicking myself for not doing the full day class.