Calligraphy is a visual art related to writing. It is the design and execution of lettering with a broad tip instrument, dip pen, brush, among other writing instruments. - Wikipedia
I'm Ninay and I fell in love with creating art using dip pens, brushes and watercolor. My journey with calligraphy started in April 2015 and I had fallen deeply in love with it. I am self-taught and I learn through free tutorials and videos online. The tools that I use are purchased using my own savings. I intend to advance my knowledge and skills by taking online courses from a sought-after penman and by buying professional tools. As one penman said "You can only be a master in your craft if you use what the masters use in creating their artwork."
I will put a list of the tools and materials that I plan on purchasing on below. I will continue to save up to purchase these tools and I hope that you can help me raise the amount to be able to purchase the items sooner. The items are listed according to my personal priority/needs and I will update the list once an item is purchased.
Tool 1 Crafting table
I am currently invading our dining space to do calligraphy. My father who is a good furniture maker and a supporter of my craft, volunteered to make me one, just like the table in the photo below.
Estimated Price $200.00
Tool 2 Desk lamp
Every person, art enthusiasts or not needs this on a working table.
Estimated Price $45.00
Tool 3 Nibs
I have 9 nibs at the moment and some of which are too rusty to be longer useful. I would like to experiment on other nibs. Each nibs cost around $0.50-$1.50. I would like to purchase this nib sampler set. This have 25 classes of nibs x 2 = 50 nibs in a set.
Tool 3 Winsor & Newton
This is premium watercolor. It's pigment is good for brush calligraphy and for adding colors and designs with pointed-pen calligraphy.
Estimated price $63.00
Online course Connie Chen Master penman
Why do I choose her to be my mentor? I have read her profile and watched her video. She is a graduate penman and I support her cause on using calligraphy to spread the word of God. I love her style in calligraphy and her spirit and intentions towards making art.
Total funds to be raised is $642.00.
As much as I would like to thank each of the donors personally, time zones won't allow me to. To everyone who believes in me, I am very grateful. I will practice, practice, practice and make sure that I make each and everyone of you proud.
May the good Lord shower you three-fold of the amount that you have given, each day of your life.