“Friend, our closeness is this: anywhere you put your foot, feel me in the firmness under you.” –Rumi
Ed, my client, called me on the telephone and tentatively asked if I could letter an excerpt in calligraphy as a gift for his new girlfriend. I smiled and said, “I do that all the time.”
I wrote and illustrated these versal capital letters as two matching spring-themed calligraphy pieces for a lovely client.
Illuminated calligraphy piece showing Baby’s Birth Measurements and Astrological Placements
Item #1 might surprise you.
I offer an expanded list of the things that have worked best for me in my own studentship as an adult.
I am always honored that anyone would ask me to pen the words that carry their gentle messages. I am so glad that my studio space and my practices now reflect this.
There were about 130 guest names to be written, divided among 13 tables, on this 6 foot tall mirror.
I share what I wish I’d known when I got serious about pursuing calligraphy in order to support you and the success of your calligraphy practice.
Here are a few points those new to calligraphy seem to struggle with. I know that learning calligraphy is a slow and intensive process.
Anything that you are willing to apply discipline and dedication to is transformational and rewarding. And when you hit a wall, take a break and walk around.