The sun shone, porpoises swam by (well - they were quite a long way away) and a great group of people gathered for a weekend of calligraphy at the Trecastell Hotel in Bull Bay.
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"!
Before I rush off to polish my halo, time to confess.... the one thing that didn't go to plan was that I forgot to take lots of photos, and the few I did take, I had my camera on a setting that makes it look like they were taken on a 1970s polaroid! So I'm asking my readers to imagine the views and the wonderful creations, with a promise that I'll do MUCH better taking photos at the next course which is in September (or you could come along and see it for real...)
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!
I'm Janet Smith, a calligrapher who loves to experiment with lettering and calligraphy.