I decided to start an art blog because it is both a talented gift and passion of mine. I love art, all forms of it. Whether it involves writing, painting, drawing, taking pictures, dancing, I find every different kind beautiful. As a little girl, I loved to draw artistic pictures as well as write short stories to go along with them. Using art has always been one of my ways to escape from the depths of reality and to have freedom. I feel like the majority of my anxiety and worries fade away when I use my creativity freely. I believe one of the big reasons why I want a career involving art is because it allows me to stay creative and to have fun while on the job. Plus, I want my creativity and love for art to inspire people, whether artsy or not.
Last night, I went to my very first calligraphy class with my mom at a design service shop called Lovely Somethings. This was not my first time learning how to use decorative handwriting, but it was a skill that needed practice. As a creative writer, I would usually spend the majority of my time on the keyboard. When I have handwritten projects, I normally would not take much time to make sure that my writing was nice-looking. I was more interested in the language and grammar.
But soon I really began to admire decorative handwriting on invite cards, Pinterest quotes, and even the Declaration of Independence! I mean, imagine how many times it took to write that whole entire paper perfectly?! Seeing how much calligraphy looked beautiful as an art form made me really want to pursue in it. When my mom asked me to join a class with her, I was down for it. I figured it would be a great practice for both my handwriting and painting skills.
Even after one full class, I already felt like a pro! While it was tricky to make the letters and lines look perfect, it really paid off. I loved it so much that I worked on my own piece featuring a Grace Kelley quote in the picture above. Of course, I will need to practice more so that I won't mess up too much and ruin my projects. I believe calligraphy will help me enjoy writing thank-you notes and party invites, unlike regular handwriting that I would use just to make time go faster. Calligraphy is a passion that my childhood-self would have longed to discover: a combination of writing and drawing!
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