Calligraphy: Now vs. Then

In April 2013 I took an online calligraphy course and fell in love with the art of calligraphy. Every day I looked forward to the moments where I would be able to practice my new hobby. The amount of time from me enjoying the bliss of a new hobby to transitioning to using my new hobby as a way to make money was six weeks. That's not a long time.

My path has been unique and I wouldn't change a thing. The one thing that stood out to me was that "some things take time" and two years later I still stand behind that statement. 

APRIL 2013 - FIRST MONTH OF PRACTICING CALLIGRAPHY

some things take time - by bedsidesign 2013

APRIL 2015 - TWO YEARS OF PRACTICING CALLIGRAPHY

some things take time - by bedsidesign

When I teach I always say that consistent practice over a period of time will produce results. In the beginning I struggled with posting anything because I was such a perfectionist and didn't want to show my work because I was embarrassed. If I let my insecurities and fears prevent me from putting myself out there I wouldn't be where I am today.

I still struggle with wanting to be a perfectionist. This is a progress post not an "I've arrived" post. I'm still learning, still finding my style, still falling in love with calligraphy. 

If you want to learn calligraphy check out my upcoming workshops!