I currently teach calligraphy to two lovely groups, one on a Thursday evening (Nottingham) and one on aFriday morning (Newark). You might think that calligraphy would be a quiet studious activity.... but no! Both groups are extremely lively with a huge amount of laughter, and I was actually fearful this morning that we were going to be asked to keep the noise down by a group meeting elsewhere in the hall complex!
Anyway - next week I am currently intending to get them started on flourishing, as there's a strong desire to be able to do it.... so I'd better remind myself! (Not being a great fan of the giant flourish). Did find this piece which was a practice for a wedding gift I make which I still like.
I'm Janet Smith, a calligrapher who loves to experiment with lettering and calligraphy.