Calligraphy with Maybelle

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.

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Starting my calligraphy workbook with the letter 'A' 

Starting my calligraphy workbook with the letter 'A' 

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Maybelle's calligraphy artwork print

Maybelle's calligraphy artwork print

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Maybelle teaching

Maybelle teaching

Sample of Maybelle's exquisite calligraphy

Sample of Maybelle's exquisite calligraphy

Barbara Ryan's beautiful student calligraphy

Barbara Ryan's beautiful student calligraphy

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Meeting the lovely Maybelle (right)

Meeting the lovely Maybelle (right)

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Photography by Galina Dixon © 2013. Find out more about Maybelle or Megan Morton's The School.