Wednesday, March 19, 2014

WOYWW #250 - Prepping To Learn Calligraphy

Today is Wednesday, so I am sharing what is on my work desk with you! I have been thinking about learning to improve my handwriting (it is chicken scratch now!).  After seeing many videos online, I decided to pick up some calligraphy books.  I am leaning towards modern calligraphy, but I will know more as I go through these books!


I am not really sure how successful I will be with this, but I am sure it will be interesting.  Finding the time to practice will be key.  

As some of you may recall, I belong to a Jane Austen group, so it should come as no surprise that I will have company while I practice: yes, that is Mr. Darcy (Colin Firth) sitting on my desk holding my pens! That should lessen the pain of repetition!


Thank you, Julia, for this desk hopping fun!  If you haven't joined in, I highly recommend you pop over to Julia's blog and see what this is all about and see what others are creating on their desks!

Until next week!

16 comments:

Helen Allen said...

Hi Winnie - hope you are hard at it practicing! I think you need one of those quill type pens to go in your Mr Darcy pot! I could do with a few lessons myself as my handwriting leaves a lot to be desired!! Have a great week and happy WOYWW to you from you pal Helen 61 x

Fuzzie Fingers said...

Thanks for sharing your desk. I did a course in calligraphy a long time ago it is very enjoyable. Good Luck with it.

Geri Neumann said...

Hi Winnie. Sounds like fun. I took a calligraphy class awhile ago, and the more I did it, the easier it got. You'll have fun with it. ;o) Hugs, Geri

Lynsey McGreavey said...

Wow Calligraphy is so beautiful, good luck with it! My handwriting is like a drunk spider has fallen in the ink and ran across the page. I look forward to seeing your results from it. Lyns x

House of Bears said...

Ah, Colin Firth, very easy on the eye! The Jane Austen group sounds fabulous. Thanks for visiting the bears' desk already today.

glitterandglue said...

Great stuff, Winnie. Caligraphy is such a beautiful art - have you spotted Shaz in Oz's calligraphy? Have great fun practising with Mr Darcy looking on!!
Margaret #35

Christine said...

Hi Winnie - Thank you for your visit earlier .... St George is the Patron Saint for England. Scotland has St Andrew, Wales has St David and of course, Ireland has St Patrick. The English tend to get a bit annoyed at having to celebrate St Patrick but can't celebrate our own Patron Saint! We are starting to 'make a noise' now and pushing for the day off as a National Bank Holiday.
I am really interested in your calligraphy - go girl go!!!
In my younger days I went to 3 different schools in one year and they all wrote in different styles but I loved the italic one .... couldn't master it myself but love to see the different styles. OOPS! bit of a conversation takeover ... sorry!
Bishopsmate #60

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Winnie- well done you for trying something new. you probably know, but ShazinOz is the absolute master of calligraphy in our WOYWW bloghop, and I'm sure she'd be very happy to offer help and advice if you get stuck. Lol'd at Lynseys comment, I had a teacher in primary school who said my writing resembled a drunken spider crawling out of an inkwell.Its got better with age. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #38 xxx

Laura said...

Handwriting is a marvelous thing -- good luck with your new endeavor! Thanks for visiting me earlier and happy WOYWW! ~ Laura #67

Martha said...

I admire you for trying this -- good luck to you!

Robyn Oliver said...

Hi Winnie - I did a class many many years ago in an effort to improve my scrawl - I loved it but yes you do have to practice practice practice...good luck, have fun...think I saw ink and pens in a box earlier this week...mmm Cheers RobynO#38

Daniella said...

I soooooooo want to learn calligraphy! I bought a set of pens and practice sheets but I didn't start yet. Can't wait to see how your quest goes!!
xxDaniella#9

Marcy said...

Good for your Winnie! I really don't like my writing at all and that's why I would rather not journal! I would love to learn though so let mw know how this goes! :)

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

I wondered with all those new pens if you might consider calligraphy. Wishing you all the best to self learn this art and I look forward to seeing some of your samples.

MaggieC said...

I admire you for having a go at calligraphy. My writing is getting worse over the years, partly because I tend to type most things, especially after college really ruined my writing. Having to write notes so fast had the effect of turning me into a mad spider. My stencils are now all in Clarity stencil folders - they do small ones for the 7x7 size and large A4 size, which seems to take care of most of them. xx Maggie

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

aha Mr Darcy indeedy!! I receive the Jane Austen emails too.. visited some things when last in Bath but not the gallery could not make it.. but well done on attempting the calligraphy there is great site with lots of tips on it called Scribblers - will look up addy for you. In UK:
http://www.scribblers.co.uk/
Happy WOYWW Shaz in Oz.x

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