Checking off my 2019 list…

One of my bullet journal pages is a “100 things I should do before 2019 Ends.” I got the idea from another bullet journalist and I thought it would be a great idea to try to accomplish. With that being said, one of my goals was to learn calligraphy.

So yesterday I received my very first oblique calligraphy pen! I have never used this kind of calligraphy pen before. When I was a kid I had a regular old Speedball calligraphy pen holder with a couple of nibs and a little bottle of ink. My friends and I would pretend to write secret scrolls, or write pretty letters in fancy calligraphy. Although, I’ve never stopped wanting to learn how to write using calligraphy. It’s a challenge for me because my writing is very sloppy and I am the world’s worst speller. However, I’m facing my fears, my inadequacies, and I am up to the challenge. I am prepared now with the right tools and spell check! (Spell check wasn’t around when I was a kid, don’t judge.)

I’m really excited about where this journey is going to take me because now I have so much more experience under my belt with writing, journaling, watercolor and all kinds of techniques that I have learned over the years that I have great expectations for my hand lettering and calligraphy. With the cold, wet weather, it is a perfect time to practice lettering and play with my inks.

What’s on your list? Have you started checking off things? Share or leave a comment on your progress with the “100 things to do before 2019 is over.”

Artfully yours,



  1. kathyscrafts1

    VERY INSPIRING!!!! If it is okay with you, I’d like to nominate you for the Sunshine Blogger Award. If you’d rather not be involved, let me know in the comments on my blog. Which ever way you choose, I hope you have a very nice day!


      1. kathyscrafts1

        Excellent! Your blog is very inspiring! I’m working on the award post questions I’m supposed to answer and ones I will ask. I’ll get the post done as soon as I can. Thank you for answering back! Have a great rest of this day and a super great weekend!


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