Isn't that convenient when I get a two-fer? Twice now!
If you remember I TRIED Calligraphy while I was in Colorado. Bought some books, ordered a nib, tried to teach myself.
Ooo. Looking at this I see YUUUGE problems.
Going about it all wrong.
I quickly realized it was a sure-fire way to learn some bad habits. The pens and ink went into a basket where they stay until this day.
And then I asked a friend who does beautiful calligraphy "Who taught you?". She was quick to answer with a name and place.
Pat Leith on W. Alabama in Houston. Close enough for me to take some lessons. And bless her heart: lessons are private and work at your own pace. It can take ten hours or 20 to learn, she doesn't care. When you have it down, you are done.
I have had one lesson. I learned the "straight" letters. Next up: the "kinky" ones. She certainly makes learning to letter interesting!
See how much more consistent these are?
That's what happens when someone is monitoring what you are doing.
I've still got a long way to go but this time, I am headed in the right direction.