Two Saturdays ago I finally got to take a calligraphy class. Learning calligraphy has been on my bucket list for forever. When the shop I worked at in high school posted back in November that they would be hosting one of the fabulous Blue Eye Brown Eye classes I knew I had to do it, and let me tell you it was worth every penny.
We got there to find a place setting that included a letterpress card made by our wonderful teacher Lauren, an ink pod, washi tape (disguised to help the pod from falling over), 3 nibs, an offset pen, neon pink scratch pad, and an envelope full of templates, grids and a list of Lauren's favorite products.
This girl really knows how to package things. I mean, come on how cute is this presentation?
We started the class learning simple peaks and valley strokes. We then moved in to learning two letters at a time. Once we felt comfortable, Lauren would give us two more letters to practice until we made it through the whole alphabet.
Unfortunately, being back at school has caused my days to be pretty filled, but last night I was finally able to pull out my supplies and get some practicing in.
Being left handed made things a little challenging, but I was shocked to see how much I could improve by the end of class. Look, Lauren even instagrammed my left-handedness. My hand is famous, it got 296 likes!
Focused, in the zone, or secretively posing?
I "totes" had the best time learning calligraphy and can't wait for the advanced class to learn uppercase letters. I'm already signed up and counting down the days! Make sure and check out Lauren's site to see more of her amazing work!