"Calligraphy is a beautiful, meditative art that requires hour after hour of disciplined practice. Sometimes slow, sometimes free, sometimes deliberate, sometimes rhythmic... it involves exemplars and experimentation, a study of the masters and a study of the self. It requires intense concentration and a free and forgiving spirit. You are humbled every time you look at another's work, and are proud when you see how your work today compares with yesterday's. It is frustrating, and gratifying, and worthy of your greatest effort." -Shannon Martin Wilson
I like to hear thoughts toward calligraphy from experienced calligraphers. As I'm just getting started on my personal journey with calligraphy, I'm finding that calligraphy certainly does "require hour after hour of disciplined practice". But as I'm practicing and studying, I'm enjoying and appreciating the art of calligraphy more every day.
Shannon Martin Wilson is a calligrapher, artist, & jewelry designer. Below are pictures of Shannon's studio that she recently posted on her blog. I'm posting them here because I like how creatively inspiring her workspace is. Shannon also has a great website!
Other experienced calligraphers out there, I'd love to hear your thoughts toward calligraphy. To hear some about your personal journey. :)