Openinkstand Art & Calligraphy

These beautiful bird flourishes was what got me into calligraphy and penmanship.

I remember being about 12 years old walking in an art bookshop bored out of my mind and nothing impressed me. My mother called to me to leave and I hurried away, but not till a book with some beautiful swirls on its cover caught my eye. I picked it up and hurriedly flipped through it, marveling at these absolutely gorgeous birds and wondering how they were made. At the time I thought it was some funny computer generated images, but at the same time the art looks pretty old. I put it back and hurried away, but those images burned into my mind.

Related Posts

Quoddamodotative: Existing in a certain manner
The movement of the pen in a person’s hand is like taking a breath. For me, the joy of penmanship makes me feel more human and more alive, just ...
These was for a bride and she sent me some delightful paper to write on and plenty of time. It is always relaxing when everything falls in place and o...
I call this the Spencer style script.. for obvious reasons :)

Leave a Reply

Basic HTML is allowed. Your email address will not be published.

Subscribe to this comment feed via RSS