Words about Calligraphy
The pointed nib slides over the paper, leaving behind forceful, thick strokes through pressure on the nib, while with no pressure, the nib just barely skims the paper, leaving behind fine lines. What a wonderful writing tool, so simple and still inviolable in its quality. The eyes are focused on each letter, any distracting thought can cause mistakes and regret (there is no “undo” button in calligraphy). With full concentration, each letter is slowly and carefully shaped, precision is savored until completion. Plunge in to and forget distracting thoughts, drift away, immerse yourself in the quiet application of calligraphy design. Calligraphy is perceived as meditation – many students feel that way -body and mind find inner peace. More and more individuals are led to the beautiful art of calligraphy. The quiet way of working in a peaceful, relaxing environment helps one find balance in every days life.
The wounded soul finds comfort and peace. Calligraphy can be sustained through a crisis. The sick are distracted from their ailments, helped to concentrate on other things. The pleasure contributes to recovery or mitigates the disease state.
These days individuals are longing for peace. How wonderful for us calligraphers to swim against the current and experience how our art becomes increasingly popular. Calligraphy presents a multitude of facets from the change of silence into dynamics, to explosion, reflecting the thoughts. The artist has a big choice of variety, which is fascinating and it offers continuously new impulses. The Latin calligraphy reflects the beauty of the scripture which grows beyond itself and reaches other levels.
Calligraphy is an art leading into depth, reflecting beauty and serenity.