It's that time of year when the details of new courses appear in libraries and other places - I have always enjoyed the possibilities that the booklets offer, and the great range of subjects available (sadly not quite as wide now that funding is less available, but there's still "Dissenting voices in Britain", "Gotta Sing, gotta dance: the musicals", "Food in Fiction" to pick a few!)
It's also interesting experiencing this time as a tutor - waiting to see if your class fills. A bit like standing by the chain link fence waiting to be picked for a team (although hopefully more successful for me - being picked for teams was never a huge success!)
I know that the lady who deals with the bookings for my Farndon Calligraphy courses has had quite a few people practically running up her front path to get their application forms safely lodged with her - which is very flattering!
Also bookings are starting to come in for "Making Little Books" in Newark which, while it's not lettering, is another subject I love, and I'm really hoping I get the numbers to be able to run the course.
And let's not forget Bunny Calligraphers - the group everyone wants to be in ;-)
The first bookings are in already, and I've not put and adverts up locally yet - so promising starts.
If you might want to come to a course have a look here
I'm Janet Smith, a calligrapher who loves to experiment with lettering and calligraphy.