Yesterday, it was quite a treat to have my own private (mini) hand-lettering class with Molly Stephenson. The intent wasn’t really to teach me to letter, it was to make a video showing that anyone can do modern calligraphy. It turns out that’s true, but not without a little lesson or two.
And I don’t mean only the lesson of practicing the downstrokes.
We’d agreed that for our upcoming Simmer Down GNO (hand-lettering class) Molly would teach everyone the basics of modern calligraphy and give plenty of practice time with their practice sheets. For those wanting a perfectly lettered mug, we’d provide a “stencil” to put inside the cup and then we’d all letter the word Simmer on our mugs. Voila!
The objective was clear, and I was ready to jump right in to do it.
But there was this one little part Molly told me about previously, that I just thought was going to …