I had the privilege of attending and capturing the Shasta Bell Introduction to Calligraphy Workshop in the winter (see the images HERE). It was so fantastic, that I knew I needed to continue in my calligraphy learning! She asked if I wanted to attend and capture her Intermediate Workshop as well. And yet again – I was in awe!
The workshop was held in her new and GORGEOUS studio in Northeast Minneapolis, the Fisk Collab. When I say gorgeous – I am not stretching it. The studio is amazing! White everywhere. Which is my absolute favorite – the absence of color! And the LIGHT. As a photographer, the light is of the utmost importance. So when I walked in for the first time, my jaw dropped. It is so dreamy.
Not only did I get to photograph a workshop in such an amazing space, I got to capture such lovely people. Shasta and her workshop attendees are so sweet. Shasta’s spirit makes her a natural born teacher. She is so open and honest about her craft and business – it is so refreshing!
My main goal in taking her workshops, was to be able to be able to somewhat nicely write on our chalkboards and chalkboard wall at home. I have the worst handwriting. It is so inconsistent. Shasta shared a little secret; her everyday handwriting isn’t pretty either!
Calligraphy is not for the faint of heart! It is a slow and methodical practice. But if you can get into a good groove, it can be therapeutic. And the new, more modern calligraphy is so whimsical and beautiful, that you don’t need to worry so much about consistency.
Check out Shasta’s upcoming workshops – you won’t be disappointed!
P.S. I owe my new found obsession with peach tea to Shasta and her workshop! It is divine and addicting!