federflug-calligraphy:

»… But meanwhile it flees: time flees irretrievably, while we wander around, prisoners of our love of detail.«

I stumbled across this two days ago (thanks, Henrike!), and liked it so much that I decided to use it for the first design on the new blackboard that is now the highlight of our kitchen. I made the design with a soapstone pencil. That’s the first time I worked with this technique, and it’s surprisingly a lot of fun! It’s more lettering than calligraphy though, even if I wrote the Spencerian part but had to letter it over because it wasn’t visible enough.

This is also my first attempt at a Roman Cursive Minuscule, I used an exemplar from Mr. Gottfried Pott’s amazing book Kalligrafie Intensiv-Training. You can see that I had particularly trouble with the »r«s … but it’s a very interesting, archaic style.

Obviously the bottom part of the board is reserved for the kids!