As promised... I have a details to share from Friday's Paper Source date with Whitney and my mom. We spent the night listening to jolly Christmas tunes in one of my favorite places, while we oooh'd and ahhh'd over pretty penmanship, and learned the basics of pointed pen calligraphy.
Mary Grimes, who has been writing beautifully since her first calligraphy class in 1985. We learned some basics of Copperplate, using a 6B Derwent, and then moved onto the real deal - which was as exciting as it was frustrating. If I didn't before, I now have the utmost respect for hand calligraphers, especially Miss Bianca, who, with every upstroke, downstroke and flourish makes letters simply irresistible.
Bonus of taking a Paper Source class... shopping with a 10% discount. Yes: the coasters really are as cute in person as they are online.
PS: really hard to resist the most perfect Christmas-tree-scented candle. Must return. Soon.