Saturday, December 1, 2007

Calligraphy School

After tracing and drawing Roman letters with pencil, it was time to put pen to paper. We were supposed to use either a fountain pen or dip pen to draw built up Romans. Those ball and stick capital letters we've been making since we were 5 or 6 years old.

I was not in a happy place for this class. I didn't get much homework done and even if I did, what most of the others in class produced was not what I heard for the assignment. I sat in my seat making a mess on my paper and just not getting it. The letters were supposed to be drawn with at least 2 strokes adding weight in the proper places. I just didn't get it. Pen 2 and was very unhappy. No

The teacher made her rounds around the room and came to look at my compost. Walking Garbage Can I told her I just didn't get it. She started demonstrating and I saw where I was making my mistake. Light Bulb

When she came around the next time, both of us were pleased. She even checked off two of the letters that were correctly weighted and proportioned. I added the smiley faces. Thumbs Up


  1. ah... Positive feedback is so uplifting!

  2. HEY! That's the Forest Park where I grew up - cool!

    Excellent job with the lettering, I'm a visual learner too, your instructor is great for sitting down and making sure you got it. Congrats!

    Next month I start basic Romans - I'd better start brushing up!

  3. It's always nice to get a gold star from the teacher.