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5 calligraphy goal ideas (that won't take you forever to complete!)

Updated: Feb 14, 2022

Want to keep up with learning calligraphy but struggle to make time? Here are FIVE calligraphy goal ideas that won't take forever to complete!



Goal number one - complete a month's worth of calligraphy prompts

I've created a year's worth of calligraphy prompts here on this very blog but that would not be a quick goal to complete. Instead, a month is a more feasible number of prompts to complete. You can either complete a word a day or sit down and create them in one or more sessions.


Here are the different monthly themes. You can either stick with January to start the year with or choose the theme that appeals to you the most.


January - Calming winter

February - Feelings Feb

March - Movies March

April - Alphabet April

May - Make it May

June - Journaling June

July - Shake up your lettering

August - British Summer

September - Calligraphy curriculm

October - Spooky season

November - All things cosy

December - Christmas season



Goal number two - Handmake all greeting cards for the year

I guess you could say that greeting cards are my calligraphy "obsession". I love, love, love, creating calligraphy cards. They're a great way to apply my calligraphy and get creative. I try to customise the design dependent on the recipient including colour scheme, doodles or the style of calligraphy. It's a lot of fun.


If you want some design ideas, I've created several greeting card tutorials on YouTube - here are five ideas to get you started.




Goal number three - set up an Instagram account

Having an Instagram account for your calligraphy is not only will this be a great way to keep a record of your calligraphy but it's a great way to connect with other calligraphers - calligraphers from all around the world!


Don't forget to connect with me on Instagram if you make this your goal.


If long term you can imagine yourself having a calligraphy business, it's great to already have a community built from having an Instagram account.



Goal number four - create a framed piece of work

Want to stretch yourself? create a longer piece of calligraphy - whether it's a poem or favourite song. You can either frame it and keep it for yourself or gift it to someone for a birthday or another special occasion.


You can find copyright free poems here.



Goal number five - take a class

Consider learning formally with a calligrapher such as myself. Although yes, there's time to invest upfront, it will save you time compared to teaching yourself.


I taught myself calligraphy and it took me around 2 years to reach a competent level. It doesn't have to take that long! If I'd have known about calligraphy classes when I was learning I guarantee my growth would have been much quicker. Learning with a professional gives you a fresh perspective - sometimes a small tweak can make a huge difference!


If based in the UK, you can learn with me via workshops and courses.


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