Sometimes, it’s not what you write it’s how you actually write it. Calligraphy enthusiast Lindsey Bugbee will teach you the ins and outs of writing a letter, and with much time on our hands, her tips and tricks couldn’t have come at a better time.
“A passion for art and calligraphy prompted me to start The Postman’s Knock in 2012 as a custom illustration, calligraphy, and graphic design business,” she writes on her website. “I called my business ‘The Postman’s Knock’ because of my love for beautiful snail mail!”
Her first and most important tip: have fun. According to Bugbee, as long as your practice is enjoyable, you’ll continue to hone your skills. “The best advice I can give about learning calligraphy is you have to enjoy your practice,” she further relayed. “Yes, use structured resources like an online course or a worksheet, but also let yourself have fun. As you start to get the hang of how to use a dip pen, take on engaging projects.”
Aside from calligraphy, Bugbee also teaches watercolor illustration. Some of her structured resources include 10 ‘Stuck at Home’ Project Suggestions and The Beginner’s Guide to Modern Calligraphy. Follow her online for more information.