(Left: Lauren demonstrating on my practice sheets and making it look easy! Right: My first “non-practice” attempt)
My anticipation was finally satiated a few weeks ago when the day of our private calligraphy class with Lauren Essl came due. Lauren’s Calligraphy studio runs under the moniker Blue Eye Brown Eye , adorably named after her whippet mix doggy, Olive. Lauren provided us tools and the most adorable personalized setup complete with mini monogramed composition books. I have a ways to go before I can incorporate my new skills into my wedding invitation game, (well, by hand at least) but I’m trying to practice a little every day and loving developing the little physical idiosyncrasies necessary to wield a nib and some ink like a master.