In two days we moved from scribbled lines in pencil to everyone having at least on piece, with a touch of decoration, ready for showing off to friends and family.
Everyone tried a selection of pens and inks, and learnt or reacquainted themselves with italic - I'm particularly pleased that the person who had learnt italic and thought she disliked it ended up having a real aptitude for the hand, and more importantly - enjoying it!
I've been sent many lovely comments about the course, and there were some great quotes over the weekend too, including "this hotel makes the best chips in the world"!
"The classes, hotel, scenery and company of the other would be calligraphers made for a memorable weekend. Even the weather made a positive contribution.
"About to spend the rest of the gorgeous day in the conservatory with my pens.
"What a privilege to have spent the time with Janet. Her generosity of spirit and amazing teaching skills created an atmosphere in which it was easy to learn. "
To demonstrate my camera stupidy - here's the same view taken before and after I realised I'd got some strange setting on my camera!