I have always been fascinated with calligraphy and hand lettering. Seeing detailed pieces that seemed so difficult to do by hand, I never mustered up the courage to try.
After starting my small business this year, I have stopped putting limitations on myself and began trying EVERYTHING I once told myself I couldn't do. I started water coloring, doing more intricate beadwork, and dabbled in making my own miniatures for dollhouse. Before leaving for the mainland for the holidays, I was wandering around target picking up a few last minute carry on items and wanted to grab a small notebook to doodle in on my flight. That's where I found the book "Calligraphy Made Easy" on sale for $10. When it says made easy, it really means made easy. Each individual stroke is broken down, explains how each and every letter is formed, and also how to add flourishes to make the piece using a style of your own.
So I have been practicing. Every. Single. Day. And I am finally at a spot where my lines look neat enough to share! Check out my Happy New Year calligraphy below and leave a comment on what word or phrase I should do next!
PS: the book can also be purchased on amazon - Calligraphy Made Easy