Monday, November 16, 2009

Welcome to My Calligraphy Blog!

Welcome to my calligraphy blog! I hope you will enjoy your visit and the examples of calligraphy and handwriting that I shall be posting.

First off, a few quick words about myself: I teach undergraduate and postgraduate courses in English grammar and phonetics at Singapore’s sole teacher-training institute, and have been interested in English grammar and usage since my early teens.  My main blogging activity has until now been a blog on English.

My other great passion is Western calligraphy and handwriting, which I stumbled upon in December 1986.  I shall be writing soon about how I came to calligraphy, but for now I’ll just say I’m a self-taught amateur who has had the good fortune of meeting and knowing some of the best calligraphers in the Western world.

The above example — the first of many I shall be posting — is a copy of a piece I’ve written for several close friends.  It is in formal Italic style, and was written in 2007 with a Hughes calligraphy nib and (the incomparable) Talens gouache.  I hope you like it.


  1. That is one of my favourite verse from the bible.. It is a beautiful piece of writing.. =D

  2. It's my favourite verse too. Thanks for commenting! I quietly set this blog up yesterday but have been too busy with exam marking to post more. Thanks for the link to yours too.

  3. This is one of my favourite verses too! The other would be Psalm 23. :-)

  4. Dr Ludwig! U r a Christian? Anyway, this is very well-written! Pretty cool stuff!