I have always obsessed over handwriting but I have recently taken up a new hobby in calligraphy. But not the kind you envision when you hear the word. I don't own a feather and ink set, nor do I need one. I've discovered-- and am working on mastering-- the art of "fake" calligraphy. All the pictures you see throughout this post are of things I have created using this technique. I first came across the idea on Pinterest (where I spend 99.999% of my free time) and it involves copying calligraphic fonts and thickening specific lines to create the effect of real calligraphy. I absolutely adore the way it looks and the charm it adds to any project or even addressing envelopes. Of course, I haven't waited for special occasions to put my new-found skills to good use! I've been doodling calligraphy just about anywhere-- and on everything (as you can see in all the pictures in this post).
I guess you'd have to share a similar affinity for pretty handwriting to fully appreciate this post, but I have faith that pretty handwriting is just as important to some of you as it is to me :)
Here's the link to the original article that got me started on my calligraphy craze:
Don't forget, practice makes perfect!