My unfinished calligraphy course
Since childhood I`ve admired beautiful handwriting. Finally, I think it was the autumn 2007, I signed up for a “beginners` calligraphy course”. Already at the first class I knew that this is something I`d like to learn more. Despite of that I was not able to finish the course. The reason was that at the time being I was working very long hours. When I got home from work I felt that I had no energy for anything else, not even the things I enjoyed – like for my calligraphy course.
Althought I quit the course I didn`t forget calligraphy. I decided that some day I´ll arrange time for that too. At that time I thought the time would be when the children had moved out of home and I’d be nearly retired. But I was wrong – luckily. That time came sooner than I thought.
New start for my hobby
Last autumn one evening when Henri and Unna were already sleeping I got an idea. I found my calligraphy pen and started to draw and write. The idea was that I wanted calligraphy to be a part of SaimaaLife. I knew that I wanted my blog be as “handmade” as possible. And I wanted some kinds of ornaments to my blog.
I realized that my calligraphic drawings could be those ornaments in SaimaaLife.
Everyone is a rookie in the beginning
Probably if you ask professional he would say that my drawings are not calligraphy. He is probably right but you have to start from somewhere. I have left many things done in my life because I`ve thought that I`m not good enough. That`s silly and I don`t want to do that anymore. That`s why I decided that calligraphy would be a part of my blog already from the beginning.
The main thing is that you enjoy your hobbies and the ability that you can. It doesn`t matter how good or bad you are. The main thing is that you start and not quit in front of hardships.
The only way to learn to become better is practice.