Beshert. That’s the Yiddish word for “meant to be”—and it’s just how I feel about my weekend. I mean, how often does this happen?
Monday: read about something called Type Camp.
Wednesday: hear a talk by Dr. Shelley Gruendler, the amazing force behind the camp.
Friday: go to Type Camp calligraphy workshop in Asheville.
Sunday: emerge with new energy, skills, and confidence.
To understand how really weird this is, consider that the most recent camps were held in Vancouver, Canada, and Kagawa, Japan; the next are scheduled for India and Ireland. Most focus on understanding typography and enhancing creativity.
So it’s just luck that Shelley is a graduate of the NCSU School of Design, and that this workshop was all about my passion: calligraphy. Or maybe it’s synergy. Or some other force in the universe.
In any case, thank you. Campers and teachers Carol Fountain Nix and Laura Worthington (top right).