This week end, I attended a workshop "Gestural Writing" with Yves Leterme from Belgium through the Society for Calligraphy.
At first, I was totally uncomfortable as it was lettering that was pushing the envelope for me, working with nibs that I don't usually use, as my nib of choice is pointed. Yves had us using Speedball C5 to start with. It was a style of lettering I wanted to learn but I realized that, even tho I do lettering for a living, this was another ball game all together. Once I switched to pointed pen, my samples improved, but it would take loads of practice to develop my style in this genre.
By the end of the week end, I did feel that I was glad I had taken the workshop even if I didn't like what I had produced during the class. I did however, learn a new skill which will bring a new textural sparkle to my mixed media work and I am anxious to practice what I learned.. Now, all I need is time...
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