nancylebov (nancylebov) wrote,

Perfectly, or what?

In a recent email, someone mentioned that she thinks about making each letter perfectly when she does calligraphy.

I'm pretty sure I don't. I think about making each letter well. It should be legible and well-proportioned, fit the style, and be the right letter--but I don't know what the perfect letter looks like.

I also don't know whether the two different approaches lead to different outcomes, though I expect I get more variation (hopefullly harmless and interesting) than she does.

Anyway, when you guys are working on something skilled, do you aim for perfection or excellence or what?

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