The Florida sun is hot as always but there is a cool breeze gently wrapping its way around the attendees starting to fill in. Pumpkins of all shapes, sizes, and colors adorn the area. Each table has a centerpiece of pumpkins, workbooks and information sheets are arranged at each place setting, and the cutest tote bag is draped across the back of each chair. As we make our way through the pumpkin patch trying to find the perfect pumpkin, Sonny comes trotting through the attendees. Tail wagging and held high as he greets all the newcomers to his home. As the workshop begins, Chris shows us how to do faux calligraphy. She takes the time to answer everyone’s questions then lets us loose to practice on our own. The sun is finally dipping below the tree line and the cool breeze takes over once more making it feel a little bit more like fall. At the end of the workshop we all have a pumpkin with our own faux calligraphy on it, lemonade, and a delicious hand pie.
The Pumpkin Calligraphy workshop was held at Mick farms with special guest instructor Chris from Littera. Chris is a calligrapher and her work is gorgeous! I could scroll through her Instagram feed forever. I have garbage cursive but I have always been drawn to lettering and calligraphy. I used to spend hours trying to recreate some of my favorite fonts but it never came out very good. Chris took her time showing us the correct way to do faux calligraphy. She also gave us pointers on how to make it look more realistic and the things that make it look like faux calligraphy versus actual calligraphy. Chris was very supportive and walked around giving people tips and encouragement through the workshop. We also have a workbook to practice calligraphy in.
If you’ve been here a while you know I love Mick Farms. The family is the sweetest, their doggo is adorable, and their farm is the best. Last year when they started these workshops I was so busy that I didn’t have a chance to partake in them. This year I grabbed a friend and made it happen. Lyndsye puts a lot of thought into her decor and the presentation of the workshops there. Each table was set up beautifully and spaced out for social distancing. There were decorations at the entrance to the pumpkin patch and she had lights hung up around the perimeter of our area for when the sun started setting.
If you haven’t been out to the farm yet I highly encourage it! If you are wanting to do a workshop and not sure if it is worth it, do it! There is another pumpkin calligraphy class October 23rd and a succulent soiree October 26th. Plus, the Saturday farmer’s market will include a spooktacular celebration for kids on Halloween this year! You can find out more about the farm and the upcoming workshops on their website here.
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