Thursday, October 18, 2018
A while back I decided I wanted to try calligraphy so I went to some local stores but the calligraphy pens were $10 each so I went online to Amazon and bought a couple of pens for $5 each which actually weren't that good (my fault, I didn't even know what I was ordering and when they arrived they didn't have the wider slanted tip like I was expecting).
So today when I was at Ross I walked by the art section and there was a basic calligraphy set with FIVE pens of varying sizes for $5.99 total! I picked up the set and later, when I have a bit of time, I will give it a try. I haven't done calligraphy since I was in elementary school when calligraphy class was required (I think it was meant to improve our penmanship). Back then we used pens with metal tips and bottles of ink. Anyway, it looks like a fun sort of hobby so it will be fun to practice.
I guess the moral of this story is to look at ALL options when you want to try something new in order to save money. I want to start cheap in case I try it and then lose interest instead of buying a big set of expensive things for my new hobby of the week then losing interest and wasting money!