Reflect upon this

Your life is a perfect reflection of your beliefs. What you believe is what your life manifests. If you think you are such-and-such (bright, successful, well-off, surrounded by people that love you, and so forth), then your subconscious goes about doing whatever is necessary for that to be true. The trick to getting what you […]

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Keep your eyes on the target

 A good archer hits his target even before the arrow has left the bow. It’s true for all things in life, including Calligraphy. You have to know where you’re going in order to get there. Imagine the end result, visualise the letters and the text just the way you want them to be — then get […]

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Connect the dots …

Do you remember having books of “fun things to do” when you were a kid ? One of my favourites was “connect the dots”. I would try to guess ahead of time what the image was going to be. Sometimes I was right, and sometimes I wasn’t. It’s a bit the same in real life, […]

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Using my watercolour palette as ink

It’s easy to buy and use standard calligraphy inks, but I often like to personalise my colours. There’s nothing easier than getting out my watercolour palette and making up a nice, runny puddle of paint that I load into the reservoir of my nib. Of course, you need to be working on paper that will […]

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