imageI have fallen in love with calligraphy recently.  It suddenly seems to have become popular as there is so much on social media at the moment about producing beautiful lettering.  Really inspiring and I just had to have a go.

It was a great excuse to buy a new book and some tools.  I have started with this book, by Gabri Joy Kirkendall, Laura Lavender, Julie Manwaring and Shauna Lynn Panezyszyn:


I have also taken a rather cautious approach with regard to the pens I am starting with – opting for a brush pen rather than diving straight in with a proper calligraphy nib and holder:


And I have been practicing, all the while adoring this very calm, relaxing and beautiful past-time…..


…with the result that, with apologies to real calligraphers, I have managed to produce today’s Friday Quote.  Chosen because I am finding much joy in everything I am doing at the moment, it was a bit challenging to produce digitally but nonetheless satisfying.  Isn’t it just so important to fill one’s life with wonder and happiness?

I look forward to sharing other images with you as my skills progress.

Have a joyful weekend, everyone! 😀