“Just as writing can become calligraphy when it’s creatively, skillfully, and consciously performed, so can all other activities become art. In this case, we are reflecting upon life itself as an artistic statement—the art of living.”
I love how calligraphy is used in bullet journals. The scripting with all the fancy loops and swoops is just so pretty to look at. I wish I had better calligraphy so I have been working on my skills and see some improvement. I know to get there I need to practice with a real calligraphy pen set. I have an old Sheaffer set, but I have no inks and have not gotten around to buying the correct refills. Well since I am writing about my lack of inks I am going to take a quick pause and place an order at Amazon right now…….okay order placed.
A few weeks ago, I bought myself a Tombow Fudenosuke Brush Pen Soft Type because I figured I could practice better with a marker before going straight to a formal calligraphy pen. Also, I saw so many other people were using them on my Bullet Journal Amino. I was skeptical that it would not work well for me because I press down very hard when I write and thought that a soft tip would just collapse into mush with my handwriting. But surprisingly, the Tombow held up. I have really fallen in love with this pen and today ordered three more packs of pens.
Writing with my Tombow is really a pleasure. I find myself saving to use it on important things to write. I have a system where I have some colored markers from the Dollar Tree that I use to do my drawing, coloring, and shading. Then I have 24 other Sipa fine-liners in really nice colors that I use to do all my text writing. Today, I am excited to order two more Tombow sets. They are dual brushes I think one-side is a fine liner and the other side a brush pen. One pack has 10 bright colored pens and the other pack has 10 secondary colored pens. So if you would like to know what I ordered see below. Once I start laying out my October Spread in my bullet journal I will post about how the pens are working for me.
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