Calligraphy is a fine art. Some of the most visually appealing and visually stunning text utilizes the art of calligraphy.
Many years ago, I bought my first calligraphy pen. I never once used it for its intended purpose and eventually, I tossed it because I hadn’t used it in years. Fast forward at least 5 years, I found myself joining a friend to take a calligraphy writing class at the Paper Source on Smith Street in Brooklyn.
Being an avid crafter, I must say, this was one of the most challenging crafts I have ever tried and not completely succeed at by the end of the class. I went in with extremely high hopes that I would be a master calligrapher by the end of the class and that just didn’t happened. However, I wasn’t discouraged that this happened because I learned a few major things about calligraphy: 1) when beginning to learn calligraphy, how you hold the pen is very important (the tip of the pen when lightly pressed against paper should leave a mark with the line slanted up at approximately 45 degrees); 2) even the best calligraphers had to practice, practice, practice to make perfect; and 3) not to be discouraged by imperfections; no two hand drawn letters/numbers will be exactly the same.
By the end of the class, I was able to write my name in what I consider decent calligraphy.
After the calligraphy class, my friend and I was joined by her lovely fiance for dinner. We took a short walk to Hunter’s restaurant. This unassuming restaurant served up fine local fare in a very warm and inviting environment.
I loved the fact that their water jugs were former Bulleit Rye Whiskey bottles.
For dinner we all had very different dishes.
I had the mushroom pot pie. This pot pie had huge chunks of mushrooms and sweet potato with a very light and flaky top. My friend and her fiance had the rolled stuffed pork chop and the Yankee style braised beef. This meal did not disappoint.
Overall, it was a really wonderful night.