After probably two months without much calligraphy—just a few envelopes here and there—I used a chunk of my Sunday to finish up my Amy Style worksheet set.
I remembered, this time, to use the pairing technique which I'd discovered worked well for me earlier in the year: I'm more likely to practice calligraphy when I'm listening to a podcast.
I thought occasionally I could share these "calligcast" sessions for a couple of reasons:
(1) to show the "before"—aka what my calligraphy looks like now, as a beginner
(2) to share what I learn from whatever podcast I listen to
(3) to help me track how often I'm practicing
Today I listened to an episode of On Being which featured Elizabeth Gilbert, author of "Eat, Pray, Love" and "Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear," among others.
The podcast: "Choosing Curiosity Over Fear" (Elizabeth Gilbert interview) — On Being
Below you'll find quotes (spoken by Elizabeth Gilbert) of the parts that stuck out to me the most, interspersed with pictures of some of the words I practiced.
"Curiosity is our friend that teaches us how to become ourselves. And it's a very gentle friend and a very forgiving friend and a very constant one.
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