Life is funny. Sometimes you’re thrown a curve ball that takes you places you’ve never imagined going before. Sometimes it keeps things you’ve wondered about around you, until you’re smart enough to do it.
I’d like to believe I fall on the latter.
If you’ve read my post I was a bit secretive about what my leap was. Well, if you follow me on instagram, or if you take a second to look over to your right, you’d see that my leap was in the form a Calligraphy class. Not any class, but one with the talented Melissa Esplin.
I’ve followed Melissa’s blog for what seems like forever! When the idea to sign up for a class came up it was through one of her beautiful projects. I tried to find something around my area (I like the idea of supporting local artists), but when nothing was open at that time, I knew I had to go back to the source.
Lo and behold, she has a wonderful online calligraphy class. A class that pushes me – that puts me in charge of my evolution. I love the thrill of sending in an exercise to be evaluated. I was lucky enough to hear great feedback until now, but just because the basics are good doesn’t mean the rest of the course will be easy. I definitely don’t expect it to.
But I’m proud that I’m putting effort. That I recognize when I need to train more, when I need to go back and redo something because it’s not as good as it can be. So far my leap is paying off! I’m feeling so excited about the class, about taking time to study and practice. I feel like I’m on my way to something here, guys!