It’s been a while since I posted about calligraphy. I got busy with school and The Pen Meet. Now, I’m happy to tell you that I have a surprise for you!
Drills & Sheets
In preparation for The Pen Meet, I decided to give time to prepare drills and sheets with the MQ trademark. I wanted to share something from my own experiences as well. Personally, I made time in order to make this, compile it into printable files.
The photo above is a picture of the basic strokes that have been helpful to me during my calligraphy journey. It has been a struggle to me, personally, since I’m a leftie.
There have been stories and/or myths that would say lefties and calligraphy do not mesh. Even one myth says that lefties cannot do calligraphy. Alongside this, I searched for lefties who practice the craft and immediately pushed myself. I got inspired after seeing their wonderful works!
My decision to create these drills and sheets was really made when I heard from Sab that hers were here original. That got me thinking, why would I share something that’s not mine? That does not go along with what I believe in life. To be honest, law school has influenced a lot on this.
Drills Sheets for Lefties
I am a leftie and proud of it! There has been posts lurking in the internet about leftie struggles and I won’t deny the fact that those are true. Very true! 😞
From the spring notebooks to the smudges, those are true. We even angle the papers we are writing on so it would be more comfortable to us. Plus, another struggle for lefties (and calligraphy) is that if you are an overwriter or an underwriter. So in short, the struggle is real!
Not only that I have had a lot of struggles while practicing, but I met also people who have been practicing the craft. Honestly, they are amazing! Who said lefties can’t do calligraphy?
I’ve met friends from Type Kita: Pass on the Passion who are lefties and seriously, they are way better than me when it comes to brush calligraphy and watercolor works.
So, since I want to pass it on as well, that ignited me to create drills, additional practice strokes and sheets that would help others in their journeys as well. I told myself that during The Pen Meet will be the first time that it will be utilized and I’m just so happy! Seeing people using the sheets made my heart skipped a beat. 💙
Honestly, that’s me sharing my passion to fellow enthusiasts and aspirants as well!