Mindful Calligraphy with Lucy Mellor

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Mindful Calligraphy with Lucy Mellor

MINDFULNESS

by Lucy Mellor

23.02.2021

Mindful Calligraphy with Mellor & Rose

Today we're talking about Mindful Calligraphy.

Today we’re talking about Calligraphy and the world of Mindfulness. Mindfulness is something of a buzz word and has been for the past few years, it's something which may have seemed fluffy and intangible a while ago - something a little like meditation but not exactly… 

Self care and self worth have massively been at the forefront of recent social change - taking time for ourselves and acknowledging our feelings. Mindfulness has been part of all of this from the very beginning. Mindfulness can come in a huge variety of forms, some are formal and the type of meditation we image with legs crossed and looking for that inner zen. Mindfulness can also be in any form we fancy, it can be simply putting on our  favourite music and going for a stroll with the dog - far from the ancient meditation we see on films with monks. I kind of think this is why, mindfulness is so popular. We may even be doing it and not even realise, it’s nice in that sense because it all happens organically. 

For us, as Calligraphers and a family who enjoys living in the moment, Mindfulness works well. Over the past few years, we have been looking into the world of Mindfulness, not only for our own personal use and benefit but also understanding how it all works, what it’s all about and if it may just be some sort of fad - which it most definitely isn’t. Living in a world of kale salad and fad diets, we’re all a little sceptic of things like this. However, when we take a look and have a go ourselves, we learn something new and something which can do us some good - I’m all for that!

We may even be practising Mindfulness and not even realise, it’s nice in that sense because it all happens organically. 

Mindful Calligraphy with Lucy Mellor

To provide a this a little context… we host Calligraphy and Lettering Workshops and up until the Coronavirus, we hosted in-person Workshops with groups of people all looking do something rather lovely and creative with a group of like minded people - that in itself is wonderful when you think about it and something we’re incredibly excited to get back to. 

During our Workshops, we were kept being told how therapeutic and relaxing our Workshops were - being in the Workshop gave us permission to slow down and take us down a notch or 2. Mindful Calligraphy is certainly something we want to promote and continue to share with everyone.

If there was something which was bothering us or something lingering in the back of our minds, it gradually faded away for an hour or so as we fully immersed ourselves in the world of calligraphy and creativity. When you think about it, whenever we concentrate on something, we gain focus and other things drift away in our minds. Having a hobby or learning a new skill is wonderful for make sure we have enough me time and also gives a bit of perspective. Mindful Calligraphy may be your practice of Mindfulness and if it is, that's wonderful. For me personally, practising Mindful Calligraphy here and there does me a world of good and if this has a chance of doing the same for you, then we're smiling!

During our Workshops, we were kept being told how therapeutic and relaxing our Workshops were - being in the Workshop gave us permission to slow down and take us down a notch or 2

Mindful Calligraphy with Lucy Mellor

For more information + to book your spot on an upcoming Online Calligraphy Workshop, simply get in touch with Lucy Mellor. 

BOOK YOUR SPOT

MELLORANDROSE@ICLOUD.COM

CALLIGRAPHY

by POLLY MELLOR + BEVERLEY MELLOR

Lucy Mellor

COPY + PHOTOGRAPHY

by LUCY MELLOR

Online Brush Lettering Workshop

POST 30 // CALLIGRAPHY

Online Brush Lettering Workshop

ZOOM WORKSHOPS!

by Lucy Mellor

17.02.2021

Online Brush Lettering Workshop Mellor & Rose

Welcome to our Online Brush Lettering Workshop!

Hello and Welcome to our Online Brush Lettering Workshop! As we continue to live in this ever-changing environment, we all adapt and our everyday becomes slightly different to what it may have been. For us, all 3 of us are adapting to new ways of sharing this gorgeous art form with all Calligraphers out there - we began by creating At Home Workbooks, so to enable everyone to continue their Calligraphy journey all in the comfort of their homes. Now, in January 2021, we are looking to Online Brush Lettering Workshops!

Over the past year, we have been thrilled to host Modern Calligraphy and Brush Lettering Workshops with brands and businesses to their clients and work colleagues - we're now bringing these Workshops to everyone who fancies learning Calligraphy!

Date wise, we have 2 Online Brush Lettering Workshop dates coming up within the next couple of weeks and we thought we would share all the info on what we'll be getting up to and what's included in our new OnlineBrush Lettering Workshop!

What's on in...

2021

ONLINE BRUSH LETTERING WORKSHOP

£55

February 25th from 7pm till 9pm

March 25th from 7pm till 9pm

PERSONALISED WORKBOOK + ALL MATERIALS INCLUDED + 2 HOUR WORKSHOP + 2 TUTORS

Online Brush Lettering Workshop Mellor & Rose

What's included?

Included in our £55 Online Brush Lettering Workshop is a Personalised Calligraphy Workbook with Full Starter Kit including ALL MATERIALS with Free P&P + 2 Hour Zoom Workshop with Polly Mellor, Beverley Mellor & Lucy Mellor.

How to book

To book your spot on any Online Workshop, simply click 'Book' or email Lucy Mellor at mellorandrose@icloud.com

Send a Gift

Looking to send a gift to a loved one? Our Workshops are the easiest gift to send! Workbooks can be personalised with your own message all in lovely Calligraphy. Please simply get in touch with Lucy Mellor and we will sort the rest:)

BOOK YOUR SPOT

MELLORANDROSE@ICLOUD.COM

CALLIGRAPHY

by POLLY MELLOR + BEVERLEY MELLOR

Lucy Mellor

COPY + PHOTOGRAPHY

by LUCY MELLOR

Lockdown Lettering

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Lockdown Lettering

LEARN CALLIGRAPHY IN 2021

by Lucy Mellor

09/02/2021

Lockdown Lettering Mellor & Rose

Welcome to Lockdown Lettering!

We're delighted to welcome you to the world of Lockdown Lettering; the calming, creative, charming and very ‘on trend’ world of Modern Calligraphy and Hand Lettering with Mellor & Rose.

What can we all do at home to help alleviate stress and anxiety? If you like writing, doodling or making lovely cards or some inspiring words - learning the relaxing and fun art of modern calligraphy and lettering, could be just the one for you.

There are many ways and examples of showing the therapeutic benefits of Calligraphy. Calligraphy is a true meditative practice, putting us in ‘the zone’. With many of the same benefits of meditation, helping you to take you mind off our daily issues, news and struggles - making us feel relaxed and focused - leaving us mindful of the present moment. We are delighted to introduce Lockdown Lettering - where we will be sharing even more Lettering Videos and How To Videos to you all, over on our Instagram feed. 

So, even if you have never tried calligraphy (or even picked up a pen for quite some time - and well… not many of us need to pick up a pen too often these days) - maybe in this present lockdown, it is a great time to take a break from our laptops phones and screens - and take up an artistic pursuit like hand lettering and drawing with a dip pen.

The good news is it is never too late and everyone can do it! Lockdown Lettering is here and we couldn't be more excited!

Calligraphy is enjoying something of a renaissance - it’s a lovely way to take a break away from our laptops in our increasingly ‘techy’ world. Even for a few hours or a short and sweet 20 minutes - hand lettering and calligraphy is great fun to do, a joy to learn along with being a truly relaxing and mindful activity. As we letter away and get into the rhythm of dipping, we become very absorbed and focused in what we’re doing in that very present - it’s a great way to get a bit of ‘me’ time with a lovely ‘outcome!’

Lockdown Lettering in...

2021

ONLINE MODERN CALLIGRAPHY WORKSHOP

£55

February 11th from 7pm till 9pm

February 18th from 7pm till 9pm

PERSONALISED WORKBOOK + ALL MATERIALS INCLUDED + 2 HOUR WORKSHOP + 2 TUTORS

Lockdown Lettering with Mellor & Rose

So if you fancy taking some time out and trying this lovely versatile lettering style join us on one of our upcoming Online Modern Calligraphy or Brush Lettering Workshops in 2021.

Included in our Online Workshop - is our Personalised Calligraphy Workshop which includes all the materials you need and our full comprehensive starter kit. Plus, our 2 Hour Zoom Workshop with both Beverley Mellor and Polly Mellor. 

In our full Starter Kit, we have a dip pen, nib, upper and lower alphabets, first words, first phrases, decorative illustrations, wall art, design templates and stationery items. With free P&P - no additional costs - everything is all wrapped up in one nice bundle all priced at £55 per person. 

In our 2 hour Online Workshop we focus on firstly how to use and hold our pens. We then progress through the modern style alphabets, looking also at layout, spacing and how we can put some nice ‘energy’ into our lettering - we gradually work through projects and first pieces (there’s always some doodling and flourishing along the way!)

When we look back at the end of our 2 hours together, you will be pleasantly surprised at how far you have come!

Modern Calligraphy is so not so much about perfection - it doesn't need nor want to be perfect - leave the perfections to your iPad! 

As hand lettering is very much your own ‘hand’, your own personal ‘style’ will begin to shine through. Calligraphy and generally being creative with lettering, is more about creating lovely energetic letters with a lovely flow - whether playful, informal or with a more elegant appeal - you can switch this lovely style around, play with it and have fun! Join us for a spot of Lockdown Lettering in 2021 - get in touch with Lucy Mellor to find out more.

What's included?

Included in our £55 Online Modern Calligraphy Workshop is a Personalised Calligraphy Workbook with Full Starter Kit including ALL MATERIALS with Free P&P + 2 Hour Zoom Workshop with Polly Mellor, Beverley Mellor & Lucy Mellor.

How to book

To book your spot on any Online Workshop, simply click 'Book' or email Lucy Mellor at mellorandrose@icloud.com

Send a Gift

If you're looking to send a gift to a loved one - our Workshops are the easiest gift to send! Please simply get in touch with Lucy Mellor and we will sort the rest:)

Watch Lettering with Polly Videos

Our very own Polly Mellor has her own Instagram feed called 'Lettering with Polly' - where she posts a variety of Lettering Styles and iPad Lettering. Take a look!

BOOK YOUR SPOT

MELLORANDROSE@ICLOUD.COM

LETTERING WITH POLLY

WATCH POLLY'S VIDEOS

CALLIGRAPHY

by POLLY MELLOR + BEVERLEY MELLOR

Lucy Mellor

COPY + PHOTOGRAPHY

by LUCY MELLOR