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I'm Joanna Joseph for Expert Village. Now we're going to actually start a calligraphy
project. The project I want to do today is a light one. My son just went off to school
and I'm going to make him a refrigerator magnet. My son's name is "Easy". So I'm going to write
"Easy does it," and I'm going to write it kind of big, and then take it to the copy
shop and get it reduced, and turn it into a refrigerator magnet. So, the first thing
you want to do whether it's a serious project or just a lightweight one like this is grab
a pencil and a piece of paper and just making thumbnail sketches of possible layouts. There
are, as I say, many different alphabets to choose from, and they, every alphabet has
its own personality, the thing it can express, and then layout can express even further.
So, I've learned in my calligraphy experience that you should push and push and push, keep
trying more and more arrangements. It's usually the twenty-second thumbnail that I go with.
In this case, I'm just going to show you a few. Maybe we'll try another one. And I'm
going to keep in mind my format, which is going to be horizontal. So, something too
vertical probably wouldn't work for a refrigerator magnet. I want him to be able to tack his
shopping list onto it.