Learning a New Skill – Calligraphy #BTlearneveryday



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For the last year I’ve been wanting to learn how to do calligraphy. And a few weeks ago I finally decided to make the move to make it happen. First I looked for local classes being offered close to where we live, but when I didn’t have luck at the first few places I checked, I came up with the idea to check SkillShare. SkillShare is an awesome community that offers classes to improve in or pursue your creative endeavors. It comes at a monthly fee, but we think it’s worth every penny. I have started with the Introduction to the Art of Modern Calligraphy class taught by Molly Jacques and have been practicing a little bit every day. While there are some challenges to taking a calligraphy class online, Molly has been a great teacher and it has been such a freeing thing for me to learn.

My passion for art began when I was probably six or seven years old. I always enjoyed drawing and growing up and found it to be my favorite medium to express my creativity. I found it to be very therapeutic and relaxing for me. Even through high school and college, I honed in on drawing specifically in my art classes and letters to friends. I loved lettering in ink. When Kaleb was living in Ireland, we would write letters to each other and keep a creative journal that we mailed back and forth. One thing I have always loved about Kaleb is how much he pushes me to pursue my creative passions. Calligraphy is just another added thing to the list he has been great at encouraging me with. I wanted to share a few snapshots of my first steps into learning. I plan to keep posting photos as I learn and hope that some of you might join me in learning a new skill that you practice each day for 30 minutes. What creative skills have you always wanted to try? Feel free to tag your progress on Instagram and Twitter with the hashtag: #BTlearneveryday.


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Photography by Marilyn Nimz

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3 Comments on Learning a New Skill – Calligraphy #BTlearneveryday

  1. Taylor
    May 2, 2014 at 12:19 pm (5 months ago)

    This looks gorgeous! Keep up the good work!

    xoxo
    Taylor

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  2. Francesca
    May 2, 2014 at 9:40 pm (5 months ago)

    I’ve been trying to learn calligraphy on my own before I enrolled in a class. Learning calligraphy can be quite frustrating– at first I couldn’t get the proper swells and hairlines and I kept snagging paper. But as with most things in life, practice makes perfect. I regret not being able to do drills regularly but this post has inspired me to get back to creativing beautiful letters ;)

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  3. Sierra
    May 5, 2014 at 2:27 am (5 months ago)

    Where would you suggest getting supplies to get started?

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