Monday, January 28, 2013

The Anticipation of Learning

Today, we start writing with fountain pens in my Italic handwriting calligraphy class.  I've always wanted to write with one.  A friend gave me several used ones last year but I could only get one to work after it was cleaned and loaded with ink.  I want to learn how to write fast, create legible marks with fabulous negative spaces and counters, rhythm and crisp joins.  Will writing with a fountain pen encourage me to write more?  Will the beauty of the letter forms lead to a writing practice?  I can hardly wait until this afternoon when we receive our new Manuscript Classic Calligraphy Set with five nibs.  Oh, the anticipation of learning something new.

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