This week’s calligraphy challenge was to devote one page to a single letter. The goal was to have pages that could create a book devoted to all the letters of the alphabet. This prompt reminded me of the days when I was first learning calligraphy. My first teacher taught us to be able to review our own work and learn how to make it better. I created this sample as a reminder of how to mark up my own work and create ‘letter’ memories.
Learning means we have to be willing to fail. It means trying something over and over and over again until you get it right. Through practice, failure, more practice and more failure you eventually learn what works and what doesn’t. Learning means being open to making corrections and not taking it personally. No one will ever be perfect yet we can learn to be better than we are today.
Where could you use a little correction in your own work? Do you have the guts to do that for yourself? Or do you need input from others to cement the learning process? Maybe you need a bit of both. We can all develop our own critics eye and accept insights from others who want to se us succeed. Maybe today is the day you need to take a critical look at your work or your process and polish it up a little in order to move your work to the next level.