I want to learn calligraphy. I’ve been telling my husband for weeks to buy me calligraphy pens, but real nibs and ink are a bit too expensive just to play with so we got these cheap Artline calligraphy pens from National Bookstore for now. So far, my attempts have been
challenging and fulfilling.
Challenging because, for an obsessive-compulsive, perfecting strokes and lines can be such a frustration. Notice how my last couple of lines have become.. lazy? That’s what happens to me when things are not as perfect as I hope it would be—I become lazy. And yet, the whole learning process has given me a great sense of excitement because hey, this could be something I can really be passionate about. Even more importantly, I like that it reminds me to find satisfaction in imperfections and inconsistencies.
I know, I pretty much just scribbled words with a calligraphy pen for my first attempt. But I’ll keep practicing, until I find myself worthy of getting some of those expensive calligraphy tools.
On another note, the words I scribbled above are from the song That’s What Faith Can Do, a Kutless original. I first heard the song, however, through Janice and Sonia, twin sisters (slash Youtube sensations) from Australia who made a beautiful rendition of it. Their testimony about their mother made the message of the song even more meaningful, I find myself wishing that I would leave the same impact to our twins someday—when it’s their turn to live their lives and make a difference on their own.
I have a long way to go.