My husband got me a calligraphy pen and some ink for Christmas. I played with it a little when I first got it, but then I set it aside until this past week.
I had some pens when I was a teen, but I didn’t do much with them. They had the refillable ink things and I was afraid of “wasting” all the ink. So… I didn’t use them at all.
Now that I’ve been reading about it, I had no idea how complicated it is! Light strokes up, hard strokes down. Write with your shoulder. (What does that even mean??) So anyway, I’ve been trying the whole write with your shoulder thing. I realized that my typical way to write was with my fingers and forearm. Okay, could be worse. But then I started the whole shoulder thing and now I’m writing with my wrists! And they hurt!
Is there any way to unlearn this nasty habit? I’m hoping that since it’s only been about a week it won’t be something that sticks around, but let’s face it, I write with a pen on a daily basis, it might be tough to quit.
Have you ever tried calligraphy? Any helpful tips?