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A Year of Calligraphy: Day 001

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Day One in my quest to master Copperplate Calligraphy in one year. 

Day One in my quest to master Copperplate Calligraphy in one year. 

Well, I'd like to start by wishing everyone a Happy New Year! 

This is the first post in what will be a (fingers crossed) daily series. I'm tackling a couple of longtime goals here: trying to blog more & learning calligraphy. 

I started teaching myself Copperplate calligraphy last year and was pleased with the progress I made in just one or two short months. However, a couple things happened. The more I learned, the more I realized I needed to learn - and at the same time, life got busy and I eventually stopped practicing. 

Knowing that the only way to improve is through diligent, consistent practice, I decided to start this blog series as an attempt to hold myself accountable.

It's super scary! My ultimate goal is to eventually feel comfortable enough with calligraphy that our shop can offer it as a service for invitations, hand lettered envelopes, and other goodies. With that in mind, I'm a little nervous of showing the behind the scenes struggle of attempting to master this new skill. 

Eventually, I decided, what the heck, if this is going to hold me accountable to practice every day, then by golly this is what I'm going to do!

SO! Here's the first post. I plan on posting what I've been working on every day this year. Wish me luck - I hope you'll follow along!