i took a calligraphy class last saturday at art weekend, taught by the ever-lovely melissa from is*ly. my practice sheets are above -- as you can tell, i still need a little work. calligraphy is definitely an art form that requires patience! it was so, SO fun to learn though -- i've been practicing ever since i got home from class :) i really want to get better at it, because i think using calligraphy to send a thank you card or even just address an envelope makes correspondence so classy and unique.
have you experimented with calligraphy? ever worked with a calligrapher? one of my favorite professional writers in this genre is bryn from paperfinger -- take a look; she's definitely better than me:
[these three images pulled from the paper tastebuds blog]
how much fun would it be to handwrite for a living??