Two weekends ago, I was able to attend a sneak peek of a new calligraphy workshop series by my friend, Rebecca Caridad of Manzanita. That girl knows all about pretty. Everything she does is magic. I mean it. (Remember when she HAND-PAINTED the watercolor invite for my baby shower?!?) I’ve been a fan of her calligraphy for some time now and was overly excited when she invited me to her first-ever Manzanita Calligraphy Workshop. I was really excited. Like, over-the-top.
She hosted us in her cute home up in Boulder, Colorado. It was small and intimate and every detail was just too much. We all know I love brown kraft paper. And then those chairs… my heart. This workshop was the perfect intro to calligraphy. I’ve been faking it for a while by purchasing a little starter kit from Hobby Lobby and pretending I know what I’m doing, when in reality I haven’t the slightest clue. Buy celexa online
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Rebecca made sure we all had quality tools. We’re talkin’ good nibs, good paper, good ink, and good beverages to keep us calm when our nibs ran out of ink mid-stroke.
We started out by getting a feel for the pens by just drawing lines and strokes however we saw fit. Then we moved on to the minors by tracing the alphabet and seeing the best ways to draw letters. Couldn’t break my concentration. Must. Trace. Alphabet.
Rebecca watched over our shoulders and encouraged us as we wrote. I occasionally popped over her shoulder to watch her do her thang. I’m a visual learner and she made sure to demonstrate!
The class is just over two hours long and was such a great starter! A workshop like this is perfect for someone wanting to dip their toes into calligraphy. I felt like I knew a little more about what I was doing and am totally ready for the big leagues – writing sentences! umph!
You could say we were all happy with ourselves at the end. Rebecca is building up her schedule for workshops around the country so follow her on Instagram (@rebeccacaridad) to see if she’s comin’ to your town. And if she is, jump on that. Buy abilify online
photography: all photos by Manzanita