Saturday, 28 March 2009

Calligraphy and other crafts



When my daughter mentioned handwriting onher blog (wwww.mousenotebook.blogspot.com) I remembered that many years ago I had taken classes in Calligraphy, and enjoyed it very much. So I hunted out my pens and nibs, and found some pieces I had written all that time ago. Not too bad, I thought, so I must have another go sometime!



As if I hadn't got enought to do! My sister gave me a "starter" pack for Scrapbooking last Christmas, and at last I have got to grips with paper, card and photographs. I decided to do a "Happy memories" type of book, and started with "Holidays". We always went to the same place, every year, but I have some very happy recollections of holidays there. I'm sure its better to think of the happy times, than to harp on the unhappy periods in one's life, and having started I am remembering so much more, especially as I go through old photographs.



Trouble is, I am neither very crafty or arty! Will have to pick up some hints from Sue!

7 comments:

Sue said...

You used to do lovely calligraphy... I still have some rare early examples :-)

feelinggreen said...

It looks great! Can we see more?

I recently started art journalling. I love it.And I don't think you have to be terribly arty or crafty; as long as it's something that brings you to life.

Keep going.

theMuddledMarketPlace said...

scrap books are fabulous, all my best memories are tucked away in mine! i hope you enjoy yours as much

sojourner said...

you really did well with the calligraphy - you also take good pictures - i bet you will do well with the scrapbooking too - i didn't know one could "write" on a blog!

Rainbow dreams said...

I think it's looking good. I love writing with real ink and real pens now and again... it's just special. Hope you havea lovely weekend, Katie

Tina ♥ said...

I think you are very arty! I didn't know it was your daughter's blog I was enjoying so much! How funny is that?! What a talented family. :)

much2ponder said...

You have an award over at my place. Come on over and pick it up:)