Why take a lesson in the art of calligraphy in this day and age of typing and texting?
Well I don’t know about you, BusiChic, but I like writing with a pen. Scrawling with a Sharpie is one of my favourite things. In primary school I loved the writing practice that we did to earn the much coveted pen licence and I was so disappointed at how those lessons stopped once those pens were earned! And I’ve always wanted to try and learn Chinese calligraphy; the meditative nature of sweeping brush strokes appeals to me.
So when I read about Maybelle Imasa-Stukuls calligraphy masterclass at The School (run by the magnificent Megan Morton who you must find on instagram @megan_morton ) on The Design Files, well my heart skipped a beat. Luckily I managed to get a spot in Maybelle’s final class in Melbourne so here is a wee photo diary of this WONDERFUL evening with Maybelle, Megan and The School.
Things I loved about Maybelle’s class at The School:
- Photographing Maybelle and Megan before class started. So wonderful to get to spend time with wondrous kick-ass women women and their awesome energy. I’m finding this especially inspiring as I take the next frightful-delightful steps after life in Finance…
- Stepping into The Establishment Studios – a beautiful space that Megan styled breathtakingly so to make hearts sing and featuring flowers by Phil aka @afloralfrenzy - heaven!
- “Lady bagels” (perfect bagels but bite-sized!) and other morsels by the delightful Cassie at Firecracker Event
- Great conversations and laughter followed by some of the most utterly perfect and productive silences as we practiced our calligraphy under Maybelle’s tutelage.
BLISS. I wanted to hug everyone in the room!
I’m looking forward to spending time sitting by the window, practicing my calligraphy and penning notes and greetings to loved ones.
Hugs to everyone in the class and thank you wonderful Maybelle and Megan for bringing your magic to Melbourne! xx
Are you having a kick-ass week?