tools are important, of course. many people who saw my videos write me asking “hey, what kind of tool did you use? where can i find it?” but, if you’re watching a footbal match and a player makes a stunning goal, and you then ask him what kind of shoes he was wearing! well, then you have missed the point.
I like Luca's work very much - and finding these words on his blog really struck a chord!
As a calligrapher people always ask - what did you use, how long did it take, and what do you do if it goes wrong. They rarely ask how many years' skill lie behind the piece, why you chose the words, the colours, the layout, or how it felt to create the piece.
Luca Barcellona's website is at http://www.lucabarcellona.com
I'm Janet Smith, a calligrapher who loves to experiment with lettering and calligraphy.