Since I can actually remember I have always loved writing. I mean like really loved writing. I would practice lines after school and actually enjoy it, my school notebooks would be immaculate and I’d be the slowest story writer for fear of having to use the ‘eraser pen’….I even won the schools handwriting cup aged 7. (One of my proudest moments)
I think it’s comes from my mums side, my Granddad had the most incredible, elaborate writing and some of you that follow me on Instagram might have noticed I recently inherited a calligraphy pen set that used to be his and so my lettering love has been re-born.
So when it came to me asking Santa for something I just knew had to join a Lamplighter London class to finally give my modern calligraphy urges a little more direction. I think it’s so important to develop your creative skills when you can, to be inspired by someone else’s passion and talent goes such a long way.
First thing was getting to grips with a new pointed pen, creating the thickness of the lines all comes from the pressure applied. I was splurging and blobbing through the paper for the first half an hour.
The alphabet scared me with all those swirls and curls, but starting off tracing helped a lot. Practice really does make (almost) perfect.
I found writing words the easiest, I could get more flow and seemed to be able to control the letter shaping more easily. I was on a roll.
I literally can’t wait to put what I have learnt into practice and start writing with a little less effort and a lot more beauty. I’ll be honest I’ve already been dipping my pen the last couple of nights. Hooked.
As some of you know we offer a chalkboard writing service for table plans, menus, order of the day’s, love quotes and more…
If you’d like us to help with something hand written for your W-day you can drop us a note here.
Huge thanks to Quill London and Chiara at Lamplighter London for a wonderful afternoon.
Penny @ The Little Lending Co. x