My mother gave me some beautiful Asian and European old fashioned calligraphy sets last year, but they have sat at the bottom of the drawer waiting for some inspiration to use them. I think she originally bought them for herself, but never found that inspiration.
For Christmas my father gave me a new modern calligraphy set, which I started using mostly out of politeness on Christmas day. What I didn’t imagine was that I would start to enjoy it. I’ve even found the inspiration to learn to write some script correctly.
I think once I understand the basics with a modern pen, then I’ll tackle the old fashioned messy ink-dipping pens.