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A sheet full of i's.

My Arm. My elbow. OMG. I have no idea why my arm usually ends up hurting while practicing. It’s probably due to bad form. I should look into that. 234 more words


Scratching the itch.

It’s been over a year since I last practiced some calligraphy. For the past couple of days I’ve been wanting to pick up my pen and ink but never got around to it (honestly I was just being lazy and eating too much chocolate cake). 103 more words


making walnut ink!

This may not look like much but it’s the start of making a new batch of walnut ink. I made the last one around 10 years ago and it ran out this year. 240 more words

Stuff We Do

Homemade walnut ink and quill

I can’t be certain why or when the obsession began, but Kaleb has been asking for weeks to write with a feather. I was pretty excited by this obsession if I’m being totally honest, because this is exactly the kind of old timey activity that makes me really, really happy. 739 more words


Learning Spencerian, Continued

Day 2 

Day 2 of Spencerian practice had me still slumping my hand over toward the right, wrist finding the table. As I worked, I began taking notes. 812 more words


Drawing lessons!

Charcoal Willow Drawing Stix

Learning to draw

I quietly began my drawing lessons a month and a half ago, with Paul Blankinship. Paul was highly recommended as one of the best teachers of drawing. 903 more words