They say creativity begets creativity. In other words, playing with new mediums – whatever they may be – can lead back into creativity in your own professional practice. Most importantly, creative play opens you up to new ideas and ways of seeing the world.
So lately I’ve been playing by learning the art of modern calligraphy. Guys, I have absolutely fallen for it. If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll see little snippets of it in my feed. It’s almost meditative as you start to find your groove, and I feel like my calligraphy game got way stronger after a private tutorial I had recently with my lovely friend Aileen Fretz of Plume Calligraphy.
Like me, Aileen is a slashie: in her case, a calligrapher slash photographer slash graphic designer slash artist slash wife and mom. If you don’t currently follow her on Instagram, today is the day to fix that. I mean, just look at this daily dose of gorgeous:
Aileen’s work has been featured on wedding sites like Style Me Pretty, Once Wed and the UK’s Wedding Sparrow – as well as the gorgeous online lifestyle mag Cottage Hill – because all her work is stunning. Here’s a sneak peek at a recent Plume Calligraphy feature on Style Me Pretty:
In addition to all her ridiculous talent, Aileen is also an incredibly inspiring and generous-hearted teacher, full of insights and little tidbits to up your calligraphy game. I came away from our time together so excited to keep exploring as I keep pursuing my own hand lettering style, and I loved how Aileen sparked new ideas in me. I could have spent hours with her!
Never one to keep a good thing all to myself, I asked Aileen if she would partner with me to share a Modern Calligraphy Workshop with you lovelies, and gratefully she said YES!
My favourite purveyor of fine fabrics, wall coverings, furnishings and accessories – Kravet – is kindly hosting us in their Mississauga showroom, and there are just 12 spots available.
Here are the details:
Light refreshments will be served.
If you are interested in joining us, please reserve your spot by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’re so excited to have you join us!
Cheers to raising your creative game, friends.