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Modern Calligraphy Workshop

It’s been way too long since I’ve blogged or done anything creative for myself, really. In an effort to put an end to my stunted growth in this area, Darcey (of GalFriday Creative) and I have made a pact to do something creative at least once a month. To kick off our new commitment to creativity, we attended a beginners’ modern calligraphy workshop hosted by Rosaura Unangst of Pigment & Parchment at West Elm in Roseville.

I’ve always admired those who practice calligraphy/lettering and this workshop seemed like the perfect avenue to help me explore the art form. Rosaura (aka “Ro”) was a delightful and real instructor, presenting easy-to-follow steps, tips and tricks to help us get started. As with any new practice, she reminded us how important it is to not judge ourselves too harshly. We were there to learn, have fun and, perhaps most importantly, to make mistakes. Each workshop attendee received a goodie bag with all the tools needed to get started (three types of ink, a nib, two pen holders, paper and more)—all of which will be put to good use today when I practice my new craft during my lunch break!

Ro is hosting another workshop next month called “Watercolor 101” and we’ve already signed up. I can’t wait to see what other endeavors we find ourselves exploring in the coming year!

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