Washington, D.C. — My niece Claire has always exhibited a strong interest in drawing, coloring and writing. It is obvious that she is a natural artist. When she came to visit us during the summer, she was so excited to see my big desk with all its supplies of inks, markers, paints, pencils, and papers. She was very enthusiastic to try her hand at using a calligraphy nib. I have to say she took to it really quickly. Perhaps I need to groom her as an intern!
Washington, D.C. — I find it very instructive to browse through my old practice sheets to see where I was before and where I am now. It's important to keep critical eyes on our work; otherwise, we can never improve. Even though the difference between my lettering then and now is encouraging, I can see that there is a lot more work to do. We can never be perfect, but we can strive to do our best. But of course, it's always good to remember to laugh and have fun along the way.
Song lyrics are meant to be sung to the Thomas the Train theme song. My nephew played the song incessantly, so it always got stuck in my head. My husband and I turned what could've been a pesky thing into something useful—lyrics about our cat Frances. Regretfully, this description of her personality is very apt.
New York, NY — Practicing a bit of calligraphy with the lovely supplies given to me by my sister Maria.