This is a site for learning calligraphy — and using it to give a little pleasure to others, too.
Like other satisfying personal skills such as dancing, cooking, or playing ukulele, the art of beautiful handwriting
The basic tools and materials are inexpensive. And it’s fun.
It can be taken to expert heights. Calligraphy skills are used in many areas of art and design, from greetings cards to tattoos. But you don't have to be a pro to express your creative self and have a nice effect on the viewer. I've been doing commissioned calligraphic pieces in between 'the real job' for around twenty years now as a fairly good amateur!
While teaching, I realised that lots of people are interested in the subject but unsure how to learn. This site tries to help by providing some practical guides:
The site is also something of a catch-all for my own related interests. There are a lot of fascinating topics connected with writing and lettering – the history of the alphabet, typography and font design, decorative penmanship, how books are made, etc.
That’s enough about the features. Here are some benefits:
At the top left of the page you’ll find buttons linking to various topics. Most of those pages contain more links to other more detailed pages. There is also a full list below of all the site pages, or you could navigate using the site map.
And if you’d like to, please do get in touch. I’m usually pretty good at writing back within a few days.
Have fun! Thanks for visiting!