But in moderately exciting crafting news I took an introductory calligraphy class this week! Wave your markers in the a-ir like you just don't ca-are! I had a pen set when I was in middle school (I had lots of friends, obviously) but haven't really touched it in 20 years.
I signed up for a class through the Chattery and I needed to find a quote to transcribe with my soon-to-be-acquired dope writin' skillz. Ahhh... *rubs hands together* Some inspiration to hang on my wall. But what really speaks to me on a spiritual level??
"That's why we call it murder not 'muckduck'." - Dwight Shrute
"Knuck if you buck." - Crime Mob(b)
"She can touch your lobes but never your latinum." - Ferengi Rule of Acquisition #40
"Hodor." - Hodor
"The flower doesn't dream of the bee. It blossoms and the bee comes." - Mark Nepo
"Hey, assbut." - Castiel from Supernatural
"Are you there, God? It's me, MurderSauce." - Halloween season ModernSauce
"Actually, it's about ethics in games journalism." - internet shitlords
"I sneezed on the beat and the beat got sicka." - you know who
"There are years that ask questions and years that answer." - Zora Neale Hurston
"There's always money in the banana stand." - your favorite tv show
So many good, timeless options but I finally settled on:
"Have faith in your own bad taste." - John Waters
It seems to cover so much ground.
Well turns out that it was a different instructor and format than I thought so we didn't get to the quote. In fact, I only managed to do four letters.
|The instructor made the cute name card!|
It feels a little like The Shining writing your name over and over and over but truthfully it was all I could manage. Even though I write (type?) every day remembering how to write in cursive requires some brainpower that I apparently left in middle school along with my old pens. I tried to write my neighbor's name but had to ask how to make a capital G in cursive sooo...
Bet I could figure out how to make a hashtag, though.
Regardless of the fact that my entire public education was obviously wasted, I'm a handwriting enthusiast so I had a super fun time. It's so meditative writing 'o' and 'a' a million times. Even watching someone write is kinda amazing:
I gotta step up my envelope game for Christmas, y'all.
But I have to start practicing my general handwriting just to remember how to put letters together rather than the stroke-victim-printing I currently have. Time to start writing a real note or two. Anybody up for a pen pal situation?
Also just like my middle school years...
|From this short and amazing video|