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Thursday
Feb142013

Calligraphy "Love Letters" from Terrain's Workshop

I know I've overloaded on the calligraphy this week, but I couldn't resist sharing a little calligraphy workshop (called, Linea Carta Love Letters) I attended last Sunday at Terrain! It was a lovely little set-up with an intimate, small group in nestled in Terrain's warm & cozy greenhouse, with beautiful scrap paper, ink, watercolors, & calligraphy pens, of course. We all discussed little tricks & techniques with using a calligraphy pen, proper ways to hold it, how to properly clean the nibs--all things I wanted to refresh my memory with, & since I sort of taught myself calligraphy, I thought it would be good to see what important techniques I may be missing or could learn more about.

One of the fun ideas we all used in this workshop was to browse through the Love Letters book & write an actual love note written inside it. My heart melted when I read what dear, sweet John wrote to his lovely lady--how simple & sweet of a message to send someone. Why can't men, nowadays, write messages from the early 1900s like this? Swoon.

Anywho, back to reality!
I hope you all have a lovely Valentine's Day, & are inspired to write a beautiful letter to someone special!

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