Mini tutorial 4: Life at its most brilliant..

So it’s just a short one today! We’re writing a quote in pointed pen calligraphy from one of my favourite authors Paulo Coelho:

Life always waits for some crisis to occur before revealing itself at its most brilliant’

Sometimes I get emotional thinking about when we make it through this corona crisis. When we can go outside and meet each other again without having to worry, when we can hug friends and family, sit shoulder to shoulder on terraces and drink wine, walk in crowded shopping streets and lay on busy beaches in the sunshine. Everything that we used to take for granted will be brilliant and beautiful.

I didn’t feel up to a full explanation on video today, because there’s a lot of technique that goes into pointed pen calligraphy and it would become a really long video. If you’ve joined one of my workshops before you know how it works and will have all the tools, and this video will just be some inspiration for you 🙂 If you’ve never tried it before and want to learn then I highly encourage you to get the below supplies that are perfect for beginners. And to join one of my workshops once we’re able to have them again!

So these are the supplies:

So basically the most important rule in calligraphy is to always point your nib to the right top hand corner of your paper. And to put no pressure on your nib on an upstroke, and then when you go down you add pressure so that the tines of the nib split and create a thicker line.

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Lots of love,

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