So… today was absolutely amazing! I received the best (early) birthday present from my husband and family: a ticket to the Modern Calligraphy class at Megan Morton's The School taught by Maybelle Imasa-Stukuls – Queen Bee of all things written. Based in San Francisco, her calligraphy work has been featured in Martha Stewart Weddings among other countless magazines and blogs.
Being a passionate typographer myself – I was in lettering heaven today! I got my hands dirty, I inked letterforms all day – A to Z, black ink on white paper, white ink on black paper. I was in my happy place – discovering the magic of modern calligraphy alongside other creatively talented people. To perfect my penmanship, I have many hours of practice ahead of me, but I like Maybelle’s philosophy of finding beauty in imperfection, or as she says creating “perfectly imperfect” artwork.
Maybelle, thank you so much for teaching me the art of modern calligraphy today – you are an inspiration! I have fallen deeply in love calligraphy.