#SoCS March 20, 2021 – Calligraphy

Linda’s #SoCS prompt, this week:

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “starts with cal.” Use a word starting with the letters “cal” as your prompt word. Have fun!

Calligraphy is going to be my word of choice, this week

I have always had a huge fascinataion with the ornate writing style, marvelling at the people who use those strokes to create such beautiful handwriting.

My own handwriting resembles a spider let loose over a piece of paper after stepping in an inkpad.

I’m not joking!

You’d think, as a teacher, I would have really neat handwriting. Well, I really don’t! I have to concentrate so hard to write my notes and feedback in children’s books, legibly, but when I aam just writing for me, there are times I forget what I actually wrote, and I can’t even read it back!

That can be a real pain when I can’t, for the life of me, read what I had written on a shopping list!

So, in lockdown, I decided to invest in a couple of courses, to learn the art of calligraphy. I got the pens, and everything.

I love the flow of the ink, but I am the one with a permnently ink stained finger, after clumsily filling the ink well!

After learning the basics, I found I was much more mindful of my writing, but the ink thing? What a faf!

Instead, I decided to learn how to brush letter, or hand letter, and I have had much more fun with that!

33 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. John Holton
    Mar 22, 2021 @ 02:54:32

    There are a couple of calligraphers on Instagram that are really amazing. Search the #calligraphy hashtag. We tried it a while ago and neither of us was much good at it. But it’s fun to watch…

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  2. OIKOS™-Editorial
    Mar 21, 2021 @ 18:26:29

    Calligraphy is wonderful! Dont regret on your handwriting, mine you would not identify as this. Lol Keep on with Calligraphy! Have a nice Sunday evening, Sis! Best wishes, Michael

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  3. thereluctantpoet
    Mar 21, 2021 @ 15:05:34

    Reblogged this on The Reluctant Poet.

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  4. scr4pl80
    Mar 20, 2021 @ 18:58:40

    Not really a fan of my own handwriting most of the time either. I’ve seen some of your work on Instagram and it is very pretty. Happy Saturday.

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  5. JoAnna
    Mar 20, 2021 @ 17:56:11

    What a great lockdown class to take! My first grade teacher was constantly on my case about “poor penmanship.” She even told my mom in needed to improve. Today, I have good penmanship most of the time. I suppose I should thank my first grade teacher who I disliked very much, but she must be long gone.

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    • Ritu
      Mar 20, 2021 @ 18:23:37

      It was a lovely way to get my head away from the anxieties of school life during lockdown, and came at a time when I couldn’t find my writing mojo, so I learned something creative, but in a different vein!

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  6. johnrieber
    Mar 20, 2021 @ 17:15:40

    HA! I love that you did it, then adapted it to the style more appropriate to you! best of both worlds!

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    • Ritu
      Mar 20, 2021 @ 18:22:29

      Well, John, if you are going to learn something that is meant to calm and relax you, you might as well adapt it to something that you will enjoy, know what I mean?😉

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  7. Keith
    Mar 20, 2021 @ 15:32:20

    Ritu, Steve Jobs notes a course in Calligraphy was a big influence on his pursuit of elegance in design for the Apple. Keith

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  8. Maggie
    Mar 20, 2021 @ 15:20:58

    I learned calligraphy years ago, but I was never patient enough.

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  9. Erika
    Mar 20, 2021 @ 14:13:17

    My regular handwriting is terrible too. At least, I can leave everything lying around, visible for everyone since only I can read it… lol

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  10. willowdot21
    Mar 20, 2021 @ 14:10:57

    A nice choice Sis and having been some of your practiced calligraphy I am impressed.💜💜💜

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  11. bikerchick57
    Mar 20, 2021 @ 11:14:35

    My handwriting used to be much better, but I think the many years of typewriters and computers made me careless. I’m not quite that spider, Ritu, but I do have to focus when my handwriting needs to be legible.

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  12. syl65
    Mar 20, 2021 @ 11:09:50

    Our handwriting really suffers from typing on a keyboard and texting on our phones. Calligraphy is a beautiful hobby though 💜

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  13. Dan Antion
    Mar 20, 2021 @ 11:05:03

    I made an effort to lear calligraphy many years ago. It helped my handwriting for a bit, but I’m back to chicken scratch. I hope the effect lasts longer with you.

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  14. Fuzzy Panda Barista
    Mar 20, 2021 @ 07:04:13

    At school I was smacked with a ruler on my hand for having ink on my fingers. My writing was once compared to a spider having crawled into an ink well and dragging his feet on the page. I have also found calligraphy helpful and used to do a lot. Now I’ve got out of the practice but my printing has improved – not my cursive though!

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