A quick recap
This is my first post in 2024 and the first in a long time (8 months since the last one). Quite a few things happened since then : my 10+ years partner broke up with me (which was very difficult for a few months), went twice to Belgium and spent quality time with my family, held a few corporate workshops and a public festive calligraphy workshop, created a few cute cards and 10 new calligraphy maps of regions of Scotland, which I turned into this year wall calendar. I also participated to a few markets and met some lovely people...
What's in the pipeline at crafty nib ?
I took the opportunity of January being a slow month business wise to reflect on my business and where I want it to go. This year I want to focus more on sharing my love for calligraphy through teaching. Which is not surprising as I've worked in training and development for 20 years... so I knew at some point the urge to help others explore their creativity would kick back in. I had done a few corporate calligraphy workshops the past 2 years and want to add more "public" workshops. I've already secured a few dates until the end of May, which I'm super excited about and they are ready to book. I've taken into account your suggestions, so there will be both in-person workshops and online via zoom, to accommodate everyone.
What can you expect from this blog ?
There will be a mix of different type of content:
behind the scenes and what I'm currently working on,
do's and don'ts,
product reviews (book, pens, paper...),
answering your questions,
events (my own as well as from other artists)
If there is a particular topic/ type of content you'd like me to write about, let me know in the comments below or pop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or direct message me on @craftynib on Instagram / Facebook.
To finish off and to go with the title of this blog - the () part, here's a picture of me and my new haircut.
Thank you for reading!