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Just started experimenting with calligraphy. Really want to get into it more. Going to do three month course. Want to work for myself as calligrapher. Does everyone think it’s a good idea?

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Yes go for it !!! You can do it !

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If you can afford the course,I think it sounds like a good idea regardless of if you start a business or not. Learning a new skill is valuable just for the fun of learning new things and the ability to do something new.

If you want to start a business, I would suggest asking other professional calligraphers near you what their pay and hours are like, to decide whether you want that kind of life for yourself.

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I know someone who does this and has some laser machine in her garage where she burns or marks wood/metal etc and creates personalised items for people

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I think they charge per item instead of hour if working for self. Like you could charge a certain amount for a family tree.

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Cool I’ve done family trees engravings in wood before. Never calligraphy.

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Sounds like it’s up your alley

She sells on a site called Etsy I think, and uses facebook. Not sure if she makes enough money to live.

Must be making some as she lives in a nice house with a kid and husband.

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This is my first attempt

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You seem to have the Knack of it. A little practice, and I think you’ll be brilliant

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My mom does calligraphy and it’s beautiful. Good luck!

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Thanks dccragg65. That’s nice of you to say that.

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Cool. Thanks Pianogal.

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