Calligraphy (My 5th grade Love)
I always thought that it’ ll be an easy and quick answer whenever anyone will ask me. But no, it was very difficult for me to answer that Why I Love Calligraphy so much? I had to dig deep and had to think on this.
Ever since I was in school and started writing, everyone told me that my handwriting is exactly like my Father’s. Something which I got from him as a gift (kidding). I then started realizing that I need to start writing in different art styles and I can make my mark on it. My aunt who also was a tutor brought me into notice about one of her ex student who was into creativity and DIY sorts, who also was teaching calligraphy. That time I was in my Fifth grade and din’t even know what calligraphy was. I was very keen to know about calligraphy and one day along with my ma and aunt I visited her, saw her work and I was flattered. That very moment I told myself that this will be one of the thing I would want to never leave at any cost.
For me, calligraphy was not only letters and alphabets and words but something more. My love for calligraphy and and lettering began as a way for me to release my creativity when I was young. I always had deep aesthetics for letters and fonts and also the beautiful words written beautifully.
Above you will see a collage of my calligraphy work as a beginner. Years passed, but the love for calligraphy never faded. I was in my Ninth grade when I actually started conducting workshops for kids who were in forth and fifth grade at that period of time. Slowly and gradually after a year, I was a tutor for more then 35 students. After writing this today and letting beautiful audience know that why I love calligraphy so much I realized one thing that my students have also played an important role. They have inspired me more then anyone could.
I am professionally now a Graphic Designer and a Tutor too. During my graduation class, when I got to know that Calligraphy is not just a term or an assignment we are going to do but that will be a whole lot of subject to learn, my happiness had no limits. I have had amazing teachers who always guided me with different calligraphy workshops.
Jake Weidman, has always been a great inspiration.